D.A. Bullock

D.A. Bullock is an award-winning filmmaker and social practice artist. His films have been featured at national and international festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. He was the winner of Best Feature Film 2003 at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.

In 2011, Bullock founded Bully Creative Shop, a feature film, documentary, media art, and digital content social enterprise. Bullock is a 2014 McKnight IFP Media Artist Fellow, 2015 MN State Arts Board Grant recipient, and 2016 Intermedia Arts / City of Minneapolis Creative Citymaking Artist, and a 2017 Bush Fellow. He is a North Minneapolis resident and member of JXTA Arts Co Op studios and leading member of the Minneapolis Black Arts movement that has played a significant role in recent social justice history. His cinematography work can be seen in the ARRAY Releasing documentary film VANISHING PEARLS, which told the story of Louisiana Black oyster fishermen and their struggle and trauma after the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Bullock was most recently the Narrative Strategist for Reclaim The Block abolition organization in Minneapolis.

ABOUT Mister Backlash

After the murder of George Floyd sparks a global ripple of racial reckoning, a young Black Minneapolis City Council Member leads the movement to dismantle the Minneapolis Police and replace it with a visionary new Department for Public Safety. Despite the unprecedented waves of local and national support, he is met with a punishing pushback from the forces of money and power. This film is witness to the brutal racial backlash politics leading up to a citywide vote and how the people of a city might rise from the ashes.


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