Halt Release of "Del Playa" Movie

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On May 23, 2014, six students were killed and 14 others were injured in a violent shooting spree in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara.

This community had never experienced a tragedy on this scale, and will continue to grieve for years to come. This tragedy, along with the many other similar acts of violence across the country, brought to light the importance of gun safety, mental health services, and community action plans.

"In less than one year from the inception of the idea to the answered print, we are proud to present to the world the trailer and poster for our horror film, Del Playa.” - Berger Bros Entertainment, Del Playa Trailer Release

It is clear that the creators of this film conceived their idea immediately after the Isla Vista shootings, seeking to profit off the horror felt by the students and community. The horror film “Del Playa”, produced by Berger Bros Entertainment and directed by Shaun Hart, follows the actions of a disturbed individual who does not deserve to be memorialized in film.

The film "Del Playa" intentionally seeks to commoditize the death of six beloved students, and makes light of the tragedy faced by the entire Isla Vista/UCSB community. “Del Playa” not only justifies the motives behind the Isla Vista gunman, but also glorifies his actions. Releasing such a film merely 18 months after this tragedy recreates the helplessness and horror felt by the Isla Vista community. 

This petition seeks to educate the filmmakers about the seriousness behind gun violence tragedies, including the Isla Vista shootings, and to halt the release of the insensitive and untimely “Del Playa” film. 

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