We just finished color on Sean Dunne's latest film "American Juggalo 2" - And it just became a Vimeo Staff Pick!
Checkout this article from "Short of the week" - https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2016/11/01/american-juggalo-2/
"Since we first featured Sean Dunne on our site 6-years-ago (with his surprisingly charming insight into the life of bowling hustler Rocky Salemmo), his relentless filmmaking has now seen him clock-up 8 short films (including this one), one medium-length film (if that’s how you describe a 50-minute film?) and two features – not a bad output for 8-years of filmmaking. With his latest film, the documentarian attempts once again answer one of life’s greatest questions…what is a Juggalo?
Returning to the sub-culture that served him well (his original film clocked up over 2m views on Vimeo) back in 2011 with his original American Juggalo short, Dunne’s latest film offers an insight into the life of wheelchair bound Insane Clown Posse fan Alexander Perkins a.k.a “Less Legs”.
Where his first short seemed intent on capturing the mindset of a whole bunch of Juggalos and Juggalettes, this latest exploration into the world of ICP fans is a much more personal affair. Describing himself as “just some ninja…just somebody from nowhere trying to have fun”, Perkins is a larger-than-life character, but you’d expect nothing less in a Sean Dunne film.
As always with Dunne’s filmmaking, his attitude shines through in his work. He has never seemed interested in making films to get a foothold in the industry, attract the attention of studio execs or win fancy awards and it’s this refreshing approach that always feels so beneficial to his work.
He tells stories he wants to tell, stories he wants to be heard and stories that truly make you consider your place in this world. From prescription painkiller addiction to the attendees of Trump Rally, these aren’t exactly cheery subjects, yet Dunne’s films never look to depress or deflate his audience, instead (as his Twitter bio suggests) his film are about “all love, always”.
As Perkins says at the end of this doc “every bit of love I get, it goes right back out” and that feels like the perfect tagline for Dunne’s filmmaking.