When the Rabbit Got the Gun

Driven by an intensely personal story of addiction, hope, and transcendence, "When the Rabbit Got the Gun" creates an immersive experience that brings these themes to vivid life in this experimental documentary.

  • Christian Rozier
    Apache Leap, Racing The Past
  • Fatimah Krgo
    Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (2020)
  • Glenn Plotner
  • Mike Misslin
    Key Cast
  • Glenn Plotner
    Key Cast
  • Cristina Mislan
    Unit Production Manager
  • Hal Robison
    Key Grip
  • Matthew Reitman
    Effects Grip
  • Dr. Paul Tatum
    Special Thanks
  • Kamau Bilal
    Special Thanks
    My Brother
  • Janet Schisser
    Special Thanks
  • Jeimmie Nevalga
    Special Thanks
  • Christian Rozier
    Apache Leap, Racing The Past
  • Fatimah Krgo
    Assistant Editor
  • Joel Gerbino
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Social Justice, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 3, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Digital
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Golden Leaf International Film Festival
    September 12, 2021
    AWARD WINNER: Best Experimental Short Film
  • Pure Magic International Film Festival
    October 2, 2021
    AWARD WINNER - Best Experimental / Art Film
Director Biography - Christian Rozier

Christian Rozier began his career as a music video and commercial director, producing broadcast videos for politically engaged artists locally and internationally. His documentary film credits include Among the Trees, a world tour feature film that follows the seminal hip-hop group Arrested Development throughout, and Life In The Age Of Excess, a documentary about an emerging barter economy movement in Los Angeles. Christian is also one of the featured filmmakers in the United Nations sponsored global film One Day On Earth and a screenwriter of the 2013 feature film Lineage. He has produced documentary films in Senegal and in Southeast Asia, and his documentary Racing The Past has won awards at numerous festivals.

He is the director of the 2021 feature film Apache Leap and serves as Professor of Film Studies and Digital Storytelling at the University of Missouri.

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Director Statement

“When the Rabbit Got the Gun” was inspired by years of documentary production in collaboration with Los Angeles-based organizations that support unhoused and substance abuse recovery communities. Upon moving to another part of the world with weather patterns significantly more challenging for the unhoused than Southern California, I began connecting with local community members and support groups to learn and to contribute. One of the extraordinary people I met, Mr. Glenn Plotner, collaborated on this experimental documentary and it is his story and voice that serve as the narrative engine of “When the Rabbit Got the Gun”.