Filmmakers beheld the faith-based movie "I'm Not Ashamed" have been trying for almost a year to get YouTube to allow its trailer to be shown on the video website, and say the Google-owned site rejected the promo and associated web channel because of "anti-Christian bias."
The producers have been trying since last October to convince YouTube to reinstate the video about the movie, which recreates part of the Columbine High School shooting, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The filmmakers say the channel was reinstated this past week after The Reporter contacted YouTube, but it may be too little, too late.
"At the time the movie trailer for 'I'm Not Ashamed' was removed from YouTube in October of last year, it had over 5 million views," attorney Garrick Stotser said in a letter to YouTube. "My client was never provided with any clear explanation or substantiation of why the movie trailer was removed. YouTube's removal of the movie trailer has interfered with promotional activities of the film."
The movie is the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first person killed in the deadly 1999 shootings in Columbine, Colorado.