GUN SHOW Trailer 1108181.5 Minute Trailer for 30 Minute Documentary. Coming Soon 2019.
I am incredibly grateful to be a Maryland filmmaker.
As a career documentary cinematographer, I typically shoot for and collaborate with others. I am now actively exploring the making of my own films. I recently completed Gun Show, a documentary on guns and gun violence as rendered by the interactive sculptures of David Hess who created a collection of (non-functional) assault rifles. We traveled to various locations, recording people's personal thoughts and feelings about guns while… more
After assembling mock assault rifles out of everyday found objects, sculptor David Hess goes on the road to explore America's obsession with guns. When ordinary citizens are allowed to handle these weapons, a fresh and meaningful dialogue results. Gun Show is a film about the power of art to advance a conversation on a subject of dire importance. The sculptures become ‘weapons of mass discussion.’
"I'm striving to allow the pieces to be as neutral as possible. I think their value is in letting people have conversations on their own terms. From the start I decided the guns would definitely not be for sale. I felt strongly that selling them would distort my role and the meaning of the objects and that they have more power as a collection." -David Hess
Directed and photographed by Richard Chisolm. Produced by Sheila Kinkade. Edited by David Grossbach.
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