Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Veteran Garrett Anderson USMC

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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Charitable Acts

- We donated snacks, water and energy drinks to the Veterans Resource Center at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. We thank those who contributed from Portland, Cleveland, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Maryland, Puerto Rico and Guam.

-We donated two copies of EMPTY STREETS to the Veterans Resource Center at Golden West College. (On August 30th).

-Empty Streets sent a cash donation to the MORRIS DEES POVERTY LAW CENTER in Memphis.

-Honolulu, one of our supporters took jackets to a group of Homeless people.

--We donated 21 copies of EMPTY STREETS to the Hawaii State Public Library System. The branches that charge to borrow DVD's will be using the funds for educational programs.

-We've donated two copies of EMPTY STREETS to the Long Beach (California) VA Hospital. Copies of the film went to the homeless affairs office and PTSD clinic.

--Post from November 2012

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Veteran/Co-Writer Producer

Video interview with Co-Writer/Producer Ely Kalilikane from OC 16's  Hawaii Reel Stories.

Memorial day 2012 Hawaii News Now: interview with Ely Kalilikane(Co-writer, Co-Producer).