Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Doofus Of The Day #588

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

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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!



Skeptic said...

So they had a loaded rifle on set? Why? They managed to wound 2 deer with one shot? What else didn't they notice downrange?

Someone should find the school systems involved in producing each person involved and encourage them to instill some basic firearms safety training into the curriculum.

Anonymous said...

Filming a movie with live ammunition? That defies logic.