His father is famous for helping to make The Hunger Games, the futuristic Hollywood blockbuster about teenagers pitted against each other in a fight to the death. However, Elliot Rodger created his own dystopian drama on Friday when he embarked on a deadly gun rampage, killing six people — just hours after posting a video online declaring war on the comfortable Californian world in which he grew up. The 22-year-old, who was born in London and moved to America at the age of five, was photographed two years ago on the red carpet for the premiere of The Hunger Games, accompanied by his father, Peter, an assistant director. The sister of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger told Sky News his family are “in total shock” and called for changes to US gun laws in the wake of the atrocity in California. Speaking from her home in Cazals, France, Jenni Rodger said: “I can’t imagine how awful this must be for the families of those killed. My heart goes out to them. Shifman, the family attorney, said Rodger was being treated by “several” medical professionals for a form of Asperger syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum.
Rodger details throughout his manifesto that he filled a void in his life with violent video games starting at a young age.