Acclaimed Filmmaker Victor Buhler

Mar 25, 2014 at 7:00 am |
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Director Victor Buhler

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Meet Victor Buhler, writer, director and producer. Buhler has produced and directed award-winning documentaries like A Whole Lott MoreThe Beautiful Game, and Rikers High, which he was nominated for an Emmy. He has also created films with HBO, NBC, the BBC, Showtime, MTV, The Discovery Channel and ESPN.

Buhler was recently in New York City to attend the Reelabilities Film Festival where his latest project, A Whole Lott More, was featured. We sat down with the acclaimed filmmaker to talk about  A Whole Lott More and his experience in the film industry.

Watch our interview here:

 

 

About A Whole Lott More:

Director Victor Buhler learned what life is like for a person with a disability after a car accident left him in a wheelchair for almost two years.  This experience inspired him to tell the powerful story of an Ohio company that employs 1200 workers with developmental disabilities.   For decades, Lott Industries in Toledo excelled at assembling car parts.  However, the collapse of the auto industry in neighboring Detroit means the company has a year to reinvent itself and find new contracts or close down.  A Whole Lott More examines work and disability through new perspectives, revealing the struggles of over 8 million people in America with developmental disabilities to join the work force. It is a film about the great spirit of the American worker, about the economy, and about three unforgettable characters – who happen to have a developmental disability – and their quest for a job.

About the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

Reelabilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY by the JCC in Manhattan in 2007, the festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. 

Meet Victor Buhler, writer, director and producer. Buhler has produced and directed award-winning documentaries like “A Whole Lott More,” “The Beautiful Game” and “Rikers High,” which he was nominated for an Emmy. He has also created films with HBO, NBC, the BBC, Showtime, MTV, The Discovery Channel and ESPN.