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Make America Safe

MAKE AMERICA SAFE is a musical send-up of the 2nd Amendment. What if in the next few years citizens were required to carry weapons in order to insure the safety of the public? What if the motto “If everyone is armed there will be no more crime” became the law of the land? This movie musical takes a sardonic look at this possible future.
Using the premise of a news commentary show, the film examines the kind of scenarios that could arise in this world. With music composed by Andy Peterson it sheds light on the rationales that could lead to such a future. In the end, it is students who question the validity of rights trumping reason.

  • Blanche Baker
  • Blanche Baker
  • New York Film Academy
  • Hannah Swanson
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Thomas Curley
    Key Cast
  • Gabriella Malm
    Key Cast
  • Aly Carrigan
    Key Cast
  • Grace Strickland
    Key Cast
  • Nathan Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Paige Gittelson
    Key Cast
  • Helora Danna
    Key Cast
  • Lisbeth Celis
    Key Cast
  • Victor Verhaeghe
    Key Cast
  • Jason York
    Key Cast
  • Alexis Presley
    Key Cast
  • Karla Del Campo
    Key Cast
  • Michael Laibson
    Key Cast
  • Sans Patel
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    musical, political, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED DCI 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Global Nonviolent Film Festival

  • A Show For Change

    Creativity Award
  • Awareness Festival
    Los Angeles
    October 13, 2019
    Merit Award for Awareness
  • X World short Film Festival
    December 28, 2019
    Best International Short and Best Original Music
  • Cinefest
    Atlantic City
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    Best Musical
  • South Film and Arts Festival

    October 19, 2019
  • South Arts and Film Festival

    October 19, 2019
  • Film for Peace
  • Blow Up Arthouse
    United States
  • New York Short Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 1, 2019
  • Sanctuary International Film Festival

    November 22, 2019
Director Biography - Blanche Baker

Blanche Baker is an actress of stage, screen and television. After attending Wellesley College, Blanche made her television debut in the miniseries Holocaust, for which she won an Emmy Award. Her feature films include Sixteen Candles, The Handmaid’s Tale with Robert Duvall, Raw Deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Kevin Bacon HBO film Taking Chance. She was part of the Yale Repertory Theatre and Anna Sokolow's dance troupe. Her theatre roles include Steel Magnolias and Edward Albee’s Lolita with Donald Sutherland. Blanche is Senior Faculty at the New York Film Academy where she teaches in both the Acting and Musical Theatre Departments. She wrote and directed the award wining short film “Streetwrite”.

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Director Statement

These days it is so hard to read the newspaper and watch the news on TV. I believe that stricter gun control laws are needed. The wonderful people involved in this project came together to express themselves on this important subject. This humorous but powerful movie that helps shine a light on what it means to make America safe.