In the Spotlight
My latest film, Lightning in a Bottle: A Festival Story, is an immersive feature documentary about the life-changing power of a 2016 California music & yoga festival from the vantage point of 20 diverse millennials, who reflect on the experience in 2020 amid quarantine. We've won a total of 7 awards so far and are set to make our World Premiere in LA on June 20th at the Marina del Rey Film Festival and a week later, June 30th, at the Love Wins International Film Festival in New York.
America Endgame II - Soul of the Nation
John Handem Piette
Synopsis: Trump won't leave office and control of
the Senate hangs in the balance as Americans
assemble once more to vanquish Trump and his
MAGA minions in an epic battle for the
Soul of the Nation.
Released the day after the Capitol riot, the sequel to the original viral meme has amassed over 40 thousand views so far across my social media platforms. It's a different animal altogether, clocking in at almost 10 minutes long...so buckle up and get the popcorn ready. Disney recently lifted the YouTube copyright block after I sent them an impassioned plea, and it's been picking up steam there ever since. Make sure to subscribe to my YT channel for more AE content, including a "Making of" and the "Ultimate Edition" which will combine the two CineMemes into one with a few new scenes for more America Endgame than anyone is ready for.
Lightning In A Bottle - post-production
"LIB" is a documentary feature, currently in post production, following the 2016 California festival through the eyes of a beautiful, insightful, hilarious and very diverse group of millennials. It's an in-the-moment festival experience, juxtaposed with interviews done amid the 2020 pandemic quarantines, where we revisit a euphoric and life- changing experience, how important it was in our growth as human beings, and how critical we feel festivals are for humanity, society and the world at large.