LESSONS FROM A SCHOOL SHOOTING: NOTES FROM DUNBLANE
(22 min) UK/US


Director: Kim A. Snyder
Producers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole

Description:
Following the Sandy Hook Massacre, a priest from Dunblane, Scotland reaches out to Father Bob offering support 16 years after a school shooting in his own town. The men bond over personal trauma and responsibilities … In the aftermath the UK reformed its gun laws; the US responded with inaction.

Biography:
Kim A. Snyder’s previous film was the Peabody award-winning documentary Newtown, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was named in Newsweek and Huffington Post among the top films of 2016. Newtown screened at premiere festivals worldwide and was theatrically released followed by a national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens as the most widely watched documentary of the past decade.  Her most recent film Notes from Dunblane: Lessons from a School Shooting premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded Best Documentary Short. Snyder’s also directed, Welcome to Shelbyville, that was nationally broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens..  In 2007, Kim co-founded the BeCause Foundation to direct and produce a series of socially conscious short documentaries which have won numerous awards with campaigns furthering the work of the social innovators they highlight. She associate-produced the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor.

Maria Cuomo Cole is the award-winning producer of the feature documentary, Newtown, that won a Peabody Award and premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In her career, she has tackled such relevant subjects as gun violence, homelessness, veterans’ PTSD, domestic violence and sexual assault. Most recently, she executive produced The Hunting Ground, directed by Kirby Dick. This Emmy and Peabody award-winning film has been lauded as a powerful investigation into the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses. In 2012, Ms. Cuomo Cole worked with the same film team, executive producing the 2014 Oscar® nominated documentary, The Invisible War. This groundbreaking documentary about the epidemic of rape and sexual violence in the U.S. military, which served as a catalyst for federal legislation and enacted federal policy reforms.

Contact Information:
e: olivia@notesfromdunblane.com
w: http://www.lessonsfromaschoolshooting.com/


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