CSM Orlando Gallardo Casting
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It all started when I was having dinner with my father. We had gotten on the subject of how poor his eating habits were. He began telling me stories of when he was in the military. He mentioned that when he was on the field, him and his men couldn’t get many supply deliveries because of the risk of giving away their location to the enemy. His couple of crackers and jerky would last him a week or more. It made more sense to me that what I was witnessing in his habits, were of him making up for lost time. He began to share more with me on my visits and I have been learning and understanding him more than I have in the past. I got the idea of filming him to help him document and vent his stories. The more he spoke, the more aware I was on why he is who is and has been.
I want to give an outlet to soldiers and retired soldiers to share, vent, and teach others the significance of war and how the experiences of battle effect them as individuals. I want to create a community for these people to join together, because they do not see the world the same after they return. If they give us the freedom to live calmly, we should be able to provide them with recognition that they are not alone in society.
It is a concept I cannot yet put into words. My mission is to show society through the interviews and words of those whom know the most about battle. Their experiences effect their personal lives forever in a variety of ways. I want to eventually capture families and friends on things they might have witnessed or learned from their loved ones whom served in the military. I believe it’s important to have an understanding and steady grasp on what they have gone through to keep us safe. Another goal of mine during this series, is to find out how these soldiers, as individuals, see our government when it comes to the military based on their experiences.
Stay tuned on my vimeo account and my tumblr page for chapters and episodes. I begin the series with my father, and hope to grab the attention of more people wanting to tell their stories. Each person will have chapters based on their stories. This video gives you an idea of what you'll be seeing. I plan on doing many survival interviews outside of the 'veteran series'.