In the Shadow of Drums
Short form fictional film.
This film was created as part of the Get Lit Festival 2011, an annual literary and art driven event in Spokane WA. The film was a piece of a larger project requested by the City of Spokane, which involved six other local visual artists besides myself and my team, and had subjects ranging from language to native storytelling.
We chose veterans issues as the subject of our film because we wanted to shed light on the reality of war and it's affects on the individual soldier.
There was also a physical art installation that reflected and represented this film after it debuted, at the opening night of the projects displayed, at the Chase Art Gallery at Spokane City Hall, in March of 2011.
Sergeant Maddox - Dylan Craig
Private Balk - John Harper
Captain Burkett - Nick Hopper
Young German Soldier - James Comine
German Soldier at machine gun - Colby Smith
American Soldier 1 - Michael Shinavier
American Soldier 2 - Jimmie Salinas
German Soldier 1 - Sean Cruz
German Soldier 2 - Adam Sessions
German Soldier 3 - Erik Bishop
German Soldier 4 - Mark Adira
German Soldier 5 - Kurt Kohler
German Soldier 6 - Paul Martin
German Soldier 7 - Rhett Kearns
Director - Joseph Comine
Executive Producer - Rosie Comine
Screenwriters - Scott Eubanks, Joseph Comine, Rosie Comine
Director of Photography - Joseph Comine
Editors - Joseph Comine, Rosie Comine
Military Technical Advisors - Nick Hopper, Sean Cruz, Blake Nelson, John Harper
Line coach - Molly Craig
Makeup - Molly Craig
Microphone operators - Nicholas Hopper, Conor Craig, James Comine
German language translator - Chris Brewer
A short story about how war effects us as individuals. A young soldier comes into WWII late, just before the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944. He is sent out on a patrol with a Sergeant who has been in the war from the beginning to scout the enemy positions. He finds out that the enemy isn't any different than he is.
Below are some screen shots from the film.