Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Becoming Bulletproof

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 82 minutes

Becoming Bulletproof
Becoming Bulletproof
Becoming Bulletproof

Zeno Mountain Farm is a Vermont non-profit organization that hosts an annual film camp for people of all abilities. BECOMING BULLETPROOF takes us along as these wonderful individuals film and star in the ambitious “Bulletproof” – a Western movie replete with gunslingers, barroom brawls, and damsels in distress. Focusing on several of the actors during the shoot, whose disabilities range from cerebral palsy to Williams Syndrome, this documentary is humorous and heartwarming while also working as a behind-the-scenes look into how movies are made. Famed commercial director Michael Barnett does an impeccable job of getting the audience right next to the stars and filmmakers of “Bulletproof,” making it inevitable you’ll not only root for the people, but for the final product as well. An inspiring documentary for sure, BECOMING BULLETPROOF is about “making an awesome movie, not a statement.” – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:20 PM -
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:40 PM

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:45 PM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Family Films
Focus on Disabilities

Global Health Competition

Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett is an accomplished Director of Photography who has worked on some of the more iconic commercials of the past decade. He's seamlessly transitioned to director, working on corporate campaigns, music videos, and documentaries.

"Superheroes" (2011), BECOMING BULLETPROOF (2014)

Theodore James

Michael Barnett

Derek Boonstra

Film Contact

Community Partner

Achievement Centers for Children

Questions? >


Check out our extensive CIFF45 FAQs for answers to all your CIFF45 Streams questions.

Donate >


Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare



We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today