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American Terrorist

“American Terrorist” is a documentary by first-time director and artist Joseph D. Bonczyk. The film’s purpose is to raise awareness of the continuing tragedy that is school violence.

  • Joseph Daniel Bonczyk
  • Kathy DiTondo
  • Mattnew Denniston
    Key Cast
    "Cyber-bullied student"
  • Daniel A. Bonczyk
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Valencia
Director Biography - Joseph Daniel Bonczyk

Joseph D. Bonczyk is an artist and the director of “American Terrorist," the founder of His Master’s Mind Studios, and an anti-bullying and school violence prevention advocate. He is deeply concerned about the "Columbine" effect and the precious "moments lost" between victims, their family members and friends.

As retold in "American Terrorist," the modern active school shooter/bomber era was established in 1999 by two American students at Columbine High School, and has been the inspiration for countless acts of violence all over the world.

Mr. Bonczyk created all of the original storyboards, performed all of the editing, lighting and most of the narration, performed and added the original music, and mixed the sound effects for “American Terrorist.”

With the exception of narration, Mr. Bonczyk was assisted with all tasks by his first assistant director, Italia DiTondo.

The anti-bullying/bullycide portion of Mr. Bonczyk's film is inspired by and dedicated to the memory of Kenneth "Kenny" Suttner (a/ka/ the Baby Whisperer) of Glasgow, Missouri. "Kenny is the brother I never met" says Mr. Bonczyk. "I want everyone to know Kenny and remember his name." Get "Where the Trail Ends: The Kenny Suttner Story" by my friend Angela Suttner here:

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Director Statement

"The first step toward ending the continuing tragedy that is school violence is awareness of the problem. I hope that this film will help do that."