Filmmaker: Jenifer McShane
Runtime: 96 min
ERNIE & JOE is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. These two officers are not your everyday cops. They are part of the San Antonio Police Department’s 10-person Mental Health Unit.
About the Filmmaker
Jenifer McShane is an independent filmmaker committed to using film to bridge understanding in situations where organizational, cultural or religious divisions typically keep people apart. Her past films include Mothers of Bedford (Hots Docs 2011) and A Leap of Fair (Sundance, 1996).