Detainment is a short film currently being nominated for an oscar about the James Bulger killing directed by Irishman Vincent Lambe. The film attempts to depict the killers in a different light instead trying to humanise them rather than just to present them as 'evil' in the directors own words.
Not surprisingly the films getting a lot of criticism and its being denounced as insensitive lacking decency.
He was on Good Morning Britain earlier today and was getting a bit of grilling from the hosts (particularly from Ben Shephard, a guy who gets far too much work on UK TV, he's really boring) for not bothering to get consent from Denise Fergus (James mother) and responded that he knew she would say no. She's going to be on tomorrow to undoubtedly provide a fairly angry response.
Was this done in bad taste? Plenty of other films about various murders don't often seek permission from family members. But I guess the nature of this one and the sheer brutality of the crime perhaps he should've been a bit more sensitive.
Likely to do wonders for his career though.