Today's award goes jointly and severally to the cast and crew of a film entered in this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Fox reports:
A Brooklyn-based filmmaker whose film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week could be facing serious trouble from state authorities over a scene in his post-apocalyptic flick that features the illegal killing of a deer, according to a report from DNAinfo.com.
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The crew reportedly not only killed the deer without a license, but out of deer hunting season as well.
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The crew was reportedly practicing yoga together on set when someone spotted a herd of deer in a neighboring field, DNAinfo reported. One of the stars of the film, Paul Manza, 34, grabbed a rifle and pulled the trigger.
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"It was amazing to eat that meat and really feel the spirit of the animal," Manza said. "It gave me a different relationship to eating animals and animal products."
A spokeswoman for the state’s environmental agency said they are investigating the incident and that penalties for hunting without a permit range from a $2,000 fine to imprisonment.
There's more at the link.
Hmmm . . . I wonder whether a $2,000 fine will help Mr. Manza feel the value of the spirit of the animal? It'll certainly put him in touch with his inner wallet!