Five short films you don’t want to miss

ABC worked with our friends at Veterans in Film and Television (VFT) to shaped five scripts written by veterans into short films that are airing on television stations across the country. I’ve seen three of the five Home for the Holidays digital short films already and wanted to let you know about them:

  • THE LETTER by CAPTAIN REBECCA MURGA Rebecca’s film tells the heartwarming story of a little girl who writes a letter to Santa. She is angry at Santa because every Christmas she doesn’t get what she asks for. This year, the only thing she wants is for her mother, who is deployed to Afghanistan, to come back home for Christmas.
  • YELLOW RIBBON by SERGEANT DONRE WALKER Inspired by his relationship with his daughter, Donre’s heartwarming, emotional, scripted story celebrates the power of hope, starring Tamala Jones.
  • LAUGHTER UNDER FIRE by SPECIALIST COLIN WELLS A documentary short told from the filmmakers’ experience in Afghanistan, his time served in the Army, and how laughter brought his battalion together. SPC Wells’ documentary short shows firsthand the power of laughter under extreme conditions.

If you missed seeing any of those three on TV, you can watch them on line at the ABC web site.

Tune in to ABC tonight, December 9, to catch the debut of the fourth film, “The Dance” by Staff Sergeant Ryan Curtis. From what I’ve been told, it’s a touching story about a young soldier, severely injured in action, who’s determined to surprise the girl he loves with the dance they never had.

The final film, “A Homecoming” by Donna Bachelor, debuts this Friday, December 13. Donna’s film is the story of a young veteran who excitedly awaits the return of his best friend, the warrior and hero he served with. Word has it that this film is an emotional reunion with a surprise ending when these best friends are reunited.

Don’t miss this chance to see five short films written, directed, and produced by U.S. Veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry.


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