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
  • Starring
    Alec Bandler
  • Runtime 1 hr 22 min
  • StudioVirgil Films
  • QualityHD

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Becoming Bulletproof: A World Unseen - Huffington Post

April 19, 2016

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Becoming Bulletproof: A World Unseen
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Barnett is the mastermind behind Becoming Bulletproof—a groundbreaking documentary which delves into the lives of a diverse group of disabled actors as they film a feature-length Western. Along the way, the audience gets an opportunity to witness the ...

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

October 2, 2015

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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'Becoming Bulletproof': Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

September 25, 2015

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Becoming Bulletproof concerns their Actor's Camp in Los Angeles, where over the course of two weeks every year participants both with and without disabilities collaborate to create a short film. Previous examples include a horror movie and a soap ...
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'Becoming Bulletproof' is haphazard but moving - Christian Science Monitor

September 25, 2015

Christian Science Monitor

'Becoming Bulletproof' is haphazard but moving
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The film follows an annual event in which aspiring performers with disabilities act out a scripted feature film. By Peter Rainer, Film critic September 25, 2015. Save for later Saved. close. Jeremy Vest in the movie 'Becoming Bulletproof.' A uniquely ...

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

September 25, 2015

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Review: 'Becoming Bulletproof' Follows a Group of Disabled Adults in a Film Within a Film
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Jeremy Vest in the documentary “Becoming Bulletproof,” which follows a group of disabled adults as they make a Western. Credit SuperFilms Productions. The film inside the film seems a bit slapdash. But that's the only false note in “Becoming ...

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Becoming Bulletproof - slantmagazine

September 23, 2015

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Given the dearth of actors with disabilities in the entertainment industry, a small collective of filmmakers, Zeno Mountain Farm (ZMF), devotes itself to making a film each year with a cast made predominantly of disabled people from all over the United ...

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