Before the Bullets


A conversation with medical professionals from Massachusetts General Hospital and other local medical centers about their experiences and hopes for the future of gun violence prevention.

This mini-documentary was created alongside Quiet Rooms in the spring 2022 Collaborative Documentary Social Impact Studio. Quiet Rooms is told from the perspective of survivors of gun violence; Before the Bullets explores the same subject from a medical professional's point of view.

A Look Inside the Co-Creation Process

Two masked individuals, one of which is adjusting a filming light

Social Impact Studios, facilitated by the Engagement Lab, give Emerson students and faculty the opportunity to work directly with local grassroots changemakers to co-create media projects that will make an impact in Boston and beyond.

Before the Bullets was co-created in Spring 2022’s Social Impact Studio in documentary filmmaking, in partnership with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Gun Violence Prevention Center. The film was edited by Cole Tatham.


Project Team