During her deployment in Kuwait and Iraq, Master Sargent Iris Cruz-Story resorted to running as a way to help ease the feelings of being miles away from her family. A mother of two young girls, Cruz-Story gave us a privileged insight into the simple yet sacrificing life of a servicewoman.
Going into this project, I thought of it as good opportunity to pay homage to Chris Marker’s technique of still photography he used in La Jetée. Cruz-Story’s experience while deployed was only captured through photographs, so the transition from her pictures to the production stills would feel seamless.
Original Airdate: November 4, 2012 (SportsCenter, ESPN and ESPN Deportes)
Produced by Gustavo Coletti
Reporter: Chris Connelly
Shot in location in Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland - October 16-18, 2012
Director of Photography: Nate Golon
Still Photographer: Josh Cogan and Logan Mock-Bunting
Sound Recordist: Spencer Smith
Editor: Susan Ansman