|Dear Mr. Gacy|
Dear Mr. Gacy Production Still
|Directed by||Svetozar Ristovski|
|Produced by||Clark Peterson
|Written by||Kellie Madison (screenplay)
Jason Moss (memoir)
|Music by||Terry Frewer|
|Editing by||Scott Belyea|
At age 18, Jason Moss, living at home with his parents, with a steady girlfriend, portrays the seemingly typical life of a college student.
But as a straight-A overachiever, he is looking for a challenge and a way to excel. As part of his college thesis, he decides to write to serial killers and attempt to gain their trust through impersonating a typical victim or admirer. He reasoned that gaining their trust, possibly learning more about their stated crimes or unsolved murders, was a way to distinguish himself as a job candidate.
He sends a carefully crafted letter to John Wayne Gacy in prison, portraying himself as a vulnerable boy. The film unfolds as Gacy, suspicious at first, puts Moss through intense emotional tests via letters and collect calls, and an eventual face-to-face visit in prison.
During the course of the film, Moss' days and nights are turned upside down through his obsession to see his thesis project succeed, with seemingly no way to stop his impulsive young mind, when clearly he has gone much farther than any normal person should travel.
|William Forsythe||John Wayne Gacy|
|Jesse Moss||Jason Moss|
|Patrick Gilmore||Glen Phillips|
|Andrea Brooks||Attractive Girl|
|Andrew Airlie||Professor Harris|
|Michael Kopsa||FBI Agent|
|Cole Heppell||Alex Moss|
|James Ralph||Armed Guard|
|Jaren Brandt Bartlett||Mike|
|Hunter Elliott||Tim Carsey|
|Josh Goring||Marcus friend|
The film based on the real life story of Jason Moss, who as a college student attending UNLV, corresponded with five prominent serial killers on death row in an attempt to determine if there was more to be learned if one was to impersonate their typical victims or act as an ardent admirer.
The focus of the film is Jason's interaction with John Wayne Gacy (convicted of murdering 33 young men and boys), with whom he developed the strongest relationship. In garnering Gacy’s interest, Moss developed a persona that would later infest his life, alter his future, and ultimately end it.
Screenwriter Kellie Madison approached Clark Peterson, Executive Producer (Monster) to attempt to bring the story to life. It was during the course of their discussions with Moss, who was thrilled at the prospect of developing his novel The Last Victim into a movie, that they learned of his suicide, June 6, 2006 (06/06/06). After an appropriate period of time had passed, they approached Moss’ widow and ultimately were able to gain acceptance of the proposal, and Dear Mr. Gacy was developed. This is Kellie Madison’s first adaptation to the big screen. The film shooting was set in the Canadian city of Vancouver, British Columbia. 
The film is set for an 2010 release.