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Becoming Bulletproof

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Inside the whirlwind filmmaking process of mastering lines, pushing through take after take, and grappling with high expectations, "Becoming Bulletproof" chronicles the genesis of a riveting film and a personally and socially transformative experience. The film captures the essence of artistic expression through vibrant human bonds and powerful insights. As one of the actors 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."

  • DirectorMichael Barnett
  • Runtime: 1 hr 22 min
  • StudioVirgil Films
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Becoming Bulletproof

Los Angeles Times
Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

The term "inspirational" gets bandied about a lot, but "Becoming Bulletproof" is thoroughly deserving of that tag.

Christian Science Monitor
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As a piece of filmmaking, "Becoming Bulletproof" is haphazard and overloaded with talking heads. But as a window into the lives of some of these actors, it's often moving.

New York Times
Ken Jaworowski
New York Times

A wonderful documentary that follows a group of disabled adults who work together to make a movie.

Village Voice
Monica Castillo
Village Voice

Barnett portrays his subjects with a sensitivity that never feels exploitative or sentimentalized, giving many of the featured players screentime to discuss their day-to-day lives or why they return year after year to Zeno.

Film Journal International
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A rare film about the disabled that shows them as the regular folks they are, and the disciplined creativity of which they're capable.

Slant Magazine
Wes Greene
Slant Magazine

The trust that Bulletproof's filmmakers have in their cast and their talent is humanely and succinctly illustrated throughout.

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Noel Clarke net worth: Kidulthood and Bulletproof actor's wealth revealed - Daily Mail


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He soon made a name for himself by becoming a regular cast member on the TV shows Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Doctor Who while also writing and appearing in the acclaimed 2006 film Kidulthood. In 2009, he was awarded the BAFTA Orange Star Rising ...

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Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters: We want Bulletproof to inspire young working class actors - Radio Times


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Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters: We want Bulletproof to inspire young working class actors
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Walters, who is asthmatic, will have been put through his paces in many of his previous roles, including Top Boy, Cuffs and Safe House. Clarke, meanwhile, is best known for creating and starring in the Kidulthood movie trilogy, and for playing Mickey ...

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'Becoming Bulletproof' shoots down misconceptions about the disabled - Los Angeles Times


'Becoming Bulletproof' shoots down misconceptions about the disabled
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The term "inspirational" gets bandied about a lot, but "Becoming Bulletproof" is thoroughly deserving of that tag. The deeply moving documentary, which chronicles the production of a short film featuring people with disabilities, quietly blasts away ...

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Review: 'Becoming Bulletproof' Follows a Group of Disabled Adults in a Film Within a Film - New York Times


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Review: 'Becoming Bulletproof' Follows a Group of Disabled Adults in a Film Within a Film
New York Times
The film inside the film seems a bit slapdash. But that's the only false note in “Becoming Bulletproof,” a wonderful documentary that follows a group of disabled adults who work together to make a movie. “Becoming Bulletproof” focuses on Zeno Mountain ...

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