Ten-year-old Sam Fetters of West Tisbury recently sat down to watch and review the feature film Becoming Bulletproof directed by Michael Barnett. The film will be shown outdoors on Thursday, August 13, in Owen Park in Vineyard Haven as part of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and Cinema Circus.

Becoming Bulletproof is a movie that brings many people together, both with disabilities and not, to act and to make a movie. And it’s a very long process to make a movie. You, watching this movie, get a behind-the-scenes peek behind the curtain of the movie being created — Bulletproof Jackson.

The part of the movie that made me really happy, well, it was the whole movie. I loved it. It kept me carried away. It’s so hard to say what part made me happiest because the whole movie made me happy. It just carried me along the whole time.

There was this one funny part where they were sitting outside a saloon and they were making up a very funny interview. It made me sad that the people in the camp had disorders. Like some couldn’t talk. Some couldn’t move. They were completely immobile. And it just made me sad. But it makes me feel good that they can be helped. That they have opportunities to be helped.

I learned it’s really, really fun to act, and there’s nothing really bad about people having disorders. It’s not like, do you mind if I say this, that people with disabilities are second-class citizens. They’re equal to you. They have just as many rights as you. I learned that it’s really fun to mesh all these types of people together for one show, and that productions aren’t as easy as they seem.

My favorite part, which was the awesomest, was the shootout. It was really cool how they put it all together. The costumes surprised me a little bit. It also surprised me that there was a modern version of the movie. Like they explained that there was the western version of Bulletproof Jackson, but also a modern version.

For those taking the Make a Short Western filmmaking workshop, every western movie always has to have a showdown at the end of the movie. And there also always has to be a bar scene where, like, the bandit walks in to the bar and people get scared. Those are the two things you always have to have in a western movie. If you don’t have those two things, it’s not a western movie. It is a cowboy, I would think, a rip-off cowboy movie. Oh, and a person riding into the sunset on a horse. You need that. I would recommend this movie. It’s like a daring movie for all ages.

I would recommend the movie for age nine and up. That’s who I would recommend it for. And people who like to go behind the scenes in a film. People who like acting and filmmaking. People with family members with a disorder. People who like to act. People who like to film. Generally a lot of people would like it.

The filmmaking workshop on August 13 entitled Make a Short Western begins at 6 p.m. and the film starts as the sun goes down, close to 8 p.m. Porto Pizza, Ben & Bill’s ice cream, and many treats will be available for sale during the workshop and leading into the film. Visit tmvff.org for more information.