February 21, 2010

Sandcrawler PSA: Control Base Jaker

patrol base jaker.jpg "Patrol Base Jaker" Feature Length Documentary Film

PROJECT BACKGROUND: I'm directing and producing a feature-length documentary film--called PATROL BASE JAKER--about the US Marines and the practice of counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. I spent the month of October, 2009, on a filming embed with the Marines in Helmand Province, Afghanistan--the Taliban heartland and opium production capital of the world.

This is my second film project. I was the Executive Producer of BROTHERS AT WAR, the award-winning documentary film about an American military family and the Iraq war (http://www.brothersatwarmovie.com). However, PATROL BASE JAKER is my first film as a director and cinematographer. I traveled to Afghanistan and did all the filming and sound engineering on my own--it was a fascinating experience.[...]
Check out the press release from Gary Sinise and me about the military base screenings at http://bit.ly/4G3AtA ).[...]

(Update note from filmmaker) "We made the goal on Kickstarter! 165 backers have pledged a total of $45,125 toward the $45k goal--and we still have 48 hours to go. Awesome! Thank you to all the backers for supporting
the PATROL BASE JAKER movie."

What this country needs more of, pro-troops films. Awesome!

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By Stable Hand at 11:01 PM | Comments |