Ernie & Joe

Ernie & Joe

Ernie & Joe is an immersive look at the issues involved when the worlds of the mentally ill and law enforcement intersect. Part buddy film, part social commentary, and vérité in its approach, Ernie & Joe will take audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during 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.

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Jenifer McShane




Director: Jenifer McShane
Executive Producer: Andrea Meditch
Cinematographer: EJ Enriquez
Editor: Toby Shimin


Public Film Contact
Jenifer McShane
Covey Productions
Publicity Contact
David Magdael & Associates
213 624 7827
Sales Agent
Josh Braun
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 95:58 mins