Норман Ридус участвует в проекте "Hello Herman".
Video Games, Violent Movies, Marilyn Manson, The Internet, Prozac, or Fame? What drives a teenager to cross the line and become a high-school shooter? More importantly, how do we stop it?
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Lax Morales is looking for a follow-up to his groundbreaking undercover piece on white supremacists. Although his video blog has an unprecedented online following among teens, Lax has been written off as internet trash by the elite of the publishing world. He needs a big story and he knows it.
In a suburban school in Iowa, after killing 39 students and 3 teachers, 16 year old Herman Howards takes the time to email his idol, Lax, clips of the incident captured with Herman’s own digital camera. He adds one line to the clips: "I want to tell my story on your show.”
Face to face with the current poster boy for evil, Lax must use every tool at his disposal to get an answer to the question everyone’s been asking, but no one has been able to find: Why?
Hello Herman is a mind-blowing examination of why tragic events like Columbine and Virginia Tech continue to happen in our country. No stone is left unturned as our hero enters the core of Iowa State Prison to ask Herman Howards point blank why he did what he did. Over the course of three days, while Lax discovers what makes Herman tick, the State pushes for his televised execution. Through the two characters’ back-stories we get a sense of the larger world surrounding this issue and the larger issues brought about the world we are creating.