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Filmmakers Kill Deer, Receive Hipster D-Bag Award

by PH Online Editors   |  June 20th, 2012 3
First Winter

These two geniuses just won an award for their little hipster film -- and it ain't an Oscar.

Here’s some advice for all you aspiring filmmakers out there: If you want to actually kill a deer in your latest cinematic endeavor, you’d better have the license to do it.

That’s what the minds behind the indie film First Winter found out after killing two deer on camera. Apparently, the moviemakers intended to kill only one deer for their film about a group of Brooklyn hipsters surviving an upstate New York winter, but the bullet passed through the targeted doe, killing another deer standing next to it.

Adding to the list of what-the-hell-were-you-thinkingery is the fact that the filmmakers apparently had no idea you couldn’t just walk out into the woods and shoot a couple deer, resulting in actor Paul Manza being charged with shooting both deer without a license — and out of season.

“We are idiots. We didn’t know how to do this [hunting] stuff,” director Ben Dickinson told

No shit, Sherlock. Maybe you’re just too cool for filling out proper registration, or maybe you’re just plain stupid; at any rate, we at Petersen’s Hunting award the makers of First Winter with the prestigious Hipster Douchebag Award.

  • jp338

    Seems like these Hollywood types have got about the same intelligence and knowledge when it comes to hunting, as they do in their neverending, inaccurate and ignorant political comments.

  • Joe Lake

    about the filmakers…lets see, they vote, they have friends who vote, they make films and talk to a lot of people. You mock them and call them names when they screw up. Way to go. you just reinforced the shortsided, painfully insensitive macho stereotype that so many people in the Northeast have about hunters. I HAve lived and hunted in upstate NY for over 30 years and you just contributed to the pile of crap I have to deal with when I go to ask permission to hunt most private land around here. Have fun if you want with the dumb things people sometimes do, but I think you went over the line here.

  • Clyde

    I thought douchbag was apropos, Libtard might be offensive to 25% but douchebag fit quite nicely for all to enjoy.

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