BECOMING BULLETPROOF

SuperFilms Productions

Presents the Award Winning Documentary

BECOMING BULLETPROOF

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BARNETT

PRODUCED BY THEODORE JAMES

BECOMING BULLETPROOF is the award winning inspiring story of a group of talented people with disabilities from across America who come together at Zeno Mountain Farm to take part in the making of a ambitious indie film production entitled Bulletproof.

Bulletproof is a Western, complete with authentic wardrobe, saloon brawls, showdowns at the poker table, and evil villains. It’s the fruit of ideals that two brothers and their wives put into action through an inclusive film project they run in Hollywood every year at Zeno Mountain. For them, Bulletproof isn’t about actors’ limitations, “It’s all about making an awesome movie, not a statement.”

A.J. Murray, 32, from Atlanta, has cerebral palsy and plays the town’s mayor. Jeremy Vest, 28, born with Williams Syndrome, plays the film’s hero, Bulletproof Jackson. Zach Gottsagen, 29, who has Down syndrome, plays the evil Grim. Judy Moscariello, 53, who also has cerebral palsy, plays a woman shattered by her lover’s murder. Weaving between 1890s period drama and present-day action, Bulletproof’s  snaking plot requires mastering lines, pushing through take after take, and showing up on time in costume. As the actors grapple with these high expectations, we see the pay off: a can-do community spirit, the genesis of a riveting film, and a personally and socially transformative experience. We learn lessons about reaching our fullest potential through artistic endeavor and hear direct from actors about overcoming their exclusion and marginalization.

In this way disability becomes “our” story, of who we are or may become, rather than the story of someone else. Inside the often-comical filmmaking process we witness vibrant human bonds and powerful insights. As A.J. himself says: “I do not want pity because I have a disability, I just want to be understood. I want disability to have a seat at the table in pop culture.”

OPENING IN THEATERS  

SEPTEMBER 25  NEW YORK – IFC CENTER  

OCTOBER 2  LOS ANGELES – LAEMMLE ROYAL  

AND OTHER CITIES TO FOLLOW

RUNNING TIME: 81 MINUTES – THIS FILM IS NOT RATED

Audiences are excited about BECOMING BULLETPROOF 

“Simply the best film you and your family might ever get to see.”– Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and director Christopher Guest

“As an actor, but more importantly as the father of a 12-year old girl who has cerebral palsy, thank you for moving us and for reminding us that there’s always room for hope.  This documentary makes us feel so hopeful and so excited.” – Actor Benjamin Bratt

“I will drag everyone I know to experience this film because I know that they need to see it.  They will thank me for it afterwards.” – Actor Ted Danson

Becoming Bulletproof
Becoming Bulletproof

 Awards and Accolades for BECOMING BULLETPROOF

CINETOPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Winner Festival Direrctor’s Award for Best Documentary Film

SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Winner Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary

VAIL FILM FESTIVAL – Winner Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Winner Audience Choice Award – Best Film; Winner FilmSlam Student Choice Award for Best Film; Winner Cleveland Clinic Center’s Global Health Competition for Best Film

BELOIT FILM FESTIVAL – Winner Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary

HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL – Winner Audience Award Best Documentary

NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL –  Winner Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL –  Winner Grand Jury Prize, Cinecause Best Documentary

Bulletproof Movie
Bulletproof Movie

For More information  www.becomingbulletproofmovie.com

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