Directed by Oscar-nominee Richard Rowley, 16 SHOTS is a feature documentary that will make its television premiere on Showtime in June 2019. The film is an account of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald, the subsequent scandal that enveloped top Chicago officials (including at-the-time Mayor Rahm Emanuel) and the unprecedented murder conviction of Chicago police officer, Jason Van Dyke. Emmett worked with Rowley to inject this story with a forensic examination of a shooting, an anatomy of a coverup and a portrait of a city torn apart in the aftermath.
Work samples from this project available upon request.
* OFFICIAL SELECTION: Hot Docs Film Festival 2018
* OFFICIAL SELECTION: Traverse City Film Festival 2019
* WINNER: Bruce Sinofsky Award for Documentary Filmmaking