Becoming Bulletproof

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  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 7.7  (146)
  • 78

Becoming Bulletproof is a documentary-style movie produced in 2014, directed by Michael Barnett. The film sets out to reveal what happens when individuals from diverse backgrounds and with different abilities come together to make a movie. The main focus of the documentary is on the making of the film 'Bulletproof', a Western-style movie produced by the nonprofit organization Zeno Mountain Farm. The nonprofit group endeavors to bring actors with and without disabilities together to create a movie that can compete in Hollywood.

As the camera rolls, we see actors with different disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and blindness, each with their unique talents, come together to make a movie that is both inclusive and authentic. We follow the journey of aspiring actors who are passionate about proving that they are more than their conditions, but are talented actors.

The film explores the creative process of bringing a movie to life from auditioning actors, rehearsing lines, and filming, to post-production. The documentary gives an insight into the challenges and triumphs of the actors, from those investigating the art of acting for the first time to the seasoned performers.

As the cast rehearses and practices lines, their skills come into full display, showing their dedication to their craft. We meet Peter Halby, who plays the villain, and his daughter Ila, a talented actor with a disability. The father-daughter duo embarks on their first movie experience together, with Peter taking up the role of a villain, while Ila plays a strong female lead character.

We follow their journey, how they learn their lines, train for their action scenes, and even shoot a scene while galloping horses. Along the way, we see the friendships and partnerships formed between cast and crew, forging a bond that is bound to last beyond the film's production.

Becoming Bulletproof demonstrates that disabilities do not have to limit a person's potential. Through the actors' personal stories and the challenges depicted in bringing the movie to pass, the documentary showcases the actors' perseverance and improvisation. It also challenges the audience to challenge their perceptions of people with disabilities and the stereotypes that come with such.

Becoming Bulletproof not only celebrates the power of movies to bring people together and tell powerful stories but also redefines the definition of what it means to be an artist. It shows the ability of anyone willing to learn and put in the work to become an actor, regardless of ability.

In a world where actor diversity dominates Hollywood, Becoming Bulletproof sets out to highlight the inequalities actors with disabilities face. The documentary serves as a reminder that disabled people should be included in all aspects of life, including the big screen.

In Summary, Becoming Bulletproof is an inspiring film that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and the power of storytelling. The documentary gives an insight into the world of acting and the dedication and hard work it takes to create a movie. It emphasizes the importance of breaking down stereotypes and seeing the abilities rather than disabilities in individuals. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves movies, and more importantly, anyone who wants to learn and appreciate the different dimensions of artistic expression.

Becoming Bulletproof is a 2015 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 78.

Becoming Bulletproof
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    7.7  (146)
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