3 1/2 MinuteS, 10 Bullets
In 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left dead. Michael Dunn fired 10 bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy.
A harrowing exploration of criminal justice gone awry & an all-too-timely film that speaks loudly to the current racial climate in America.
Marc Silver, Director
Marc Silver works worldwide as a filmmaker, director of photography and social impact strategist. His first feature length film Who is Dayani Cristal? premiered at the Sundance Festival 2013 where it won Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary. He's created content for the BBC, Channel 4, Universal Music, The Guardian, The New York Times, Amnesty International, UNHCR, UNICEF, NMAP, The Global Fund and collaborated with artists Gael Garcia Bernal, Nitin Sawhney, Michael Nyman, and Cirque Du Soleil.
Carolyn Hepburn, Producer
Carolyn Hepburn of Motto Pictures has produced a wide range of documentaries for WNET,the United Nations, Poets House, The Cooper Union, and National Public Radio. Carolyn was Line Producer on Sundance selected films God Loves Uganda and Gideon's Army. She's currently line producing the documentary Fellove, directed by Matt Dillon, and co-producing Ivy Meeropol’s Indian Point.
Minette Nelson, Producer
Minette Nelson spent the first half of her career as a writer and creative director at several large New York advertising agencies. She was a founding board member of two non-profit organizations and has served on the board or been a consultant to nine other charitable agencies. She currently runs the BCF Film Fund with David Eckles.