Thoughts about our film EMPTY STREETS from: Garrett Anderson USMC 203-2007 1/3 A-Co Fallujah Iraq, Kunar Afghanistan
Empty Streets is raw and as a combat Veteran I felt its intensity because the story pounces directly from one rough subject to the next, this film is genuine. Cool camera tricks like looking through the drunk eyes of the main character Johnny and intelligent cutting help enhance an uncomfortable feeling that should linger with the viewer. This film reminds me of my last year in the Marine Corps, drunk and in the streets of Waikiki, young and combat blooded. The next few years would be as rough as combat on me but there is something to be said for reviewing that point in life so that others might learn. This film is dark and intelligent; Empty Streets succeeds as far as I am concerned, good job!
Garrett is currently on the road making his film "And then they came home". Check out his blog. The link is on the right side of this homepage.
Review from March 2012
Garrett has since finished his film, now titled THE NOVEMBER WAR. Check out their website.