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Military Veterans Face Filmmaking Challenge

from Salem-News.

A short film about service members and their families filmed by veterans’ overcomes real life challenges to get their stories told.

“The theme of the film is ‘what’s worth fighting for’”, said Michael Hjelmstad, Producer and Marine Corps Veteran.

“There is some irony in this because a day into filming we lost our location. The bar location tried to leverage us for thousands of dollars even though they signed a much lower agreement. We had to stop production which is a huge financial and emotional blow to us. However, the cast and crew, made up largely of military veterans are now more motivated than ever to get this story told.”

Elizabeth Carol Thompson, a Navy reservist, wrote the short film “Last Call at Mac’s” about the range of emotions facing a group of Marines and Navy Hospital Corpsman on their last night before a combat deployment.

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