An immersive, lyrical documentary placing VIEWERS
in the lingering presence of three lives lost
to preventable gun violence and examining the effects
of the remnants left behind.
In America, gun violence is a complicated and polarizing subject of national debate. REMNANTS, a 30-minute documentary, side-steps politics in an effort to tackle a fixable issue which both sides - pro and anti-gun - can identify with from an emotional, human perspective. Almost two million households with children harbor unsecured, loaded fire arms in the United States, and while media outlets tend to focus on mass shootings, child access to unsecured firearms results in the accidental death of at nearly one person every day, which does not include the deaths of children accessing unlocked guns to commit suicide.
Toddlers and even pre-schoolers accidentally shooting themselves and their friends, siblings, or parents are now commonplace occurrences. It's sadly ironic that many of the firearms involved were obtained with the intent to keep children and families safe.
REMNANTS will truthfully document three heart-wrenching stories shared through as authentic a lens as possible. However, the film's focus won't be statistics - nor politics - as a means to drive home a specific agenda. Instead, REMNANTS will attempt to reflect on the human condition in the midst of ultimate loss, explore the deep emotional toll such events have on the continuing lives of victims' relatives and friends, and communicate the heavy burden a child who accidentally pulls the trigger must carry for the rest of their life.