Local vid makes Obamacare finals, outrages Hannity
One local filmmaker (along with a pack of kids at Riverview Park) might play a key role in the health care debate if a new video keeps advancing in the Obama Health Care Reform Video Challenge. Already, the 30-second spot from Charlottesville has been chosen from over 1,000 submissions to become one of just 20 finalists.
Eric Hurt–- who once shot a television show about Spudnuts–- wrote, directed, and shot “I Deserve Health Care” with producer Erica Arvold. Voting for the Challenge is now open, and individuals are encouraged to watch the top videos, vote for their favorites, and help select the winning ad that will air on national television.
The whole enterprise, but particularly Hurt's video and a graffiti video, drew the outrage of FoxNews commentator Sean Hannity, who interviewed a conservative commentator who blasted Hurt for "grooming the next generation of entitlement-seekers."
–last updated 6:49am Friday
Spelling of Spudnuts corrected 9:20am Friday