"Hello Herman," an anti-bullying movie adapted from the play of the same name, gets a theatrical release on June 7. A trailer is available for viewing.
On June 7, the anti-bullying movie called “Hello Herman” hits theaters. Currently, a trailer has been made available for viewing. Garrett Backstrom stars as Herman, the lead character who is currently imprisoned and awaiting the death penalty. Norman Reedus (“Boondock Saints” and “The Walking Dead”) also stars as person named Lax who gets brought into the situation as Herman wants to be on his show.
In Hello Herman, bullying victim Herman enters school and starts shooting people. As a result, it becomes the bloodiest school shooting due to thirty-nine students, two teachers, and one cop being killed. Before being arrested, Herman e-mails clips of the shooting to famous journalist Lax who the former claims is his idol. From there, Lax is confronted with his past while Herman is confronted with the consequences of his actions.
On the movie's website, this script was written over 10 years ago. It was John Buffalo Mailer's response to the aftermath of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Also, the website explains that this play has been used as a tool to talk about the causes and consequences of bullying. Plus, it is used as an artistic tool to raise awareness about bullying.