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The 2017 London International Documentary Festival

Overwhelming Majority will be receiving its English premiere at the 2017 London International Documentary Festival which will be taking place 24-26 November.  A list of films in official selection can be found here.

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There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.

In light of recent events, here is a great article that my teacher Jane sent me when I was doing research for this film. It is incredibly relevant and has a lot of similar themes with Overwhelming Majority. Please take a few minutes to read.
-Joe

Rob Myers

There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.

isolation

That’s right. You’re not going to like it because it’s going to require you to do something personally, as opposed to shouting for the government, or anyone to “do something!”

You ready? Here it is:

“Notice those around you who seem isolated, and engage them.”

If every one of us did this we’d have a culture that was deeply committed to ensuring no one was left lonely. And make no mistake, as I’ve written before loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out. People with solid connections to other people don’t indiscriminately fire guns at strangers.

I know what you’re thinking. That’s never going to work because no one is going to make the effort to connect with the strange kid sitting by himself at lunch each day. No one is going to reach out to…

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Colorado Short Circuit, April

It’s a bit belated, but here are pics Joe took at the Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival back in April.

April 22, 2017. After Wales, Overwhelming Majority got one more chance to screen in the Springs, at a brand new iteration of the Indie Spirit Film Festival. Colorado Short Circuit showcases the work of Colorado filmmakers working in short films. I think for this version most of the featured films were made by people living […]

via On the festival circuit: Colorado Short Circuit — The Resurrected Camera

On the Festival Circuit: WIDF

I never would have considered traveling to Wales for a film festival if not for some generous offers of funding when I had just learned that Overwhelming Majority had been accepted. Unfortunately that funding fell through and I cancelled my plans, then decided very last minute that the opportunity to go was too good to pass […]

via On the festival circuit: Wales International Documentary Festival — The Resurrected Camera