Interview with John Sullivan, Director/Co-Producer of “2016: Obama’s America” Part 1/2

by Jennifer Williams

2012 was a big year for documentary films by conservative filmmakers with Runaway Slave, my own film Fear of a Black Republican, and 2016: Obama’s America hitting America’s movie screens. Before making a big announcement at CPAC 2013 for his newest collaboration with Dinesh D’Souza and Gerald Molen, John Sullivan was gracious enough to have a “Filmmaker Conversation” with me about his previous project 2016: Obama’s America. Undoubtedly, John’s film was American documentary film’s moment of the year and the market responded with a domestic gross of over $33 million. The film generated many controversial headlines, some false charges and a ton of consternation from the mainstream media and President Obama’s supporters. As we’ll see in this two-part interview, the sun hasn’t set on 2016: Obama’s America and its talented Director, John Sullivan.

2016KW: How did you come to be a filmmaker?

JS: I was a concert promoter for fifteen years, then transitioned into filmmaking. Actually, through the internet. I saw that the internet was going to be a great vehicle. We started doing concerts on-line and decided that everyone was going to be a broadcaster at some time. Went to film school and then started doing commercials and production work. I thought I wanted to do special effects and hated it. (Ha-Ha). I missed the production side of the equation, but I decided to kind of put it on the shelf. I thought I was going to get a Ph.D. in Philosophy and I got roped back into a movie called Expelled with Ben Stein and then connected with Dinesh in about 2010.

KW: What do you like most and least about documentary filmmaking?

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