Starring Andrew Fognani, Sheetal Sheth, and Will Wallace.
Directed by Kimberly Jentzen.
On a deserted road in the Iraqi desert, three Marines are faced with a questionable mission that tests their service to the corps, commitment to each other, and connection to humanity.
Delano, Gates and Sergeant Cooper grow restless as they hold a position above live rounds of ammunition used as bait for insurgents. When the squad spots Iraqi travelers approaching the ammunition, a misunderstanding between the Marines and Iraqis escalates into an immediate firefight leaving only a young Iraqi woman alive. Adhering to their orders, Sergeant Cooper and Gates see no option for the woman, while Delano, torn by his conscience, faces a decision between his duty as a Marine and his empathy toward another human being.
REIGN is the story of a war-torn soldier’s struggle within himself to honor his duty without sacrificing his humanity.
Bronze Bulb, VIFF (2013)
Best Short, NYIFF (2013)
Audience Award for Short Film, NYIFF (2013)
Best Short, Louisville International Film Festival (2012)
Audience Favorite, Louisville International Film Festival (2012)
Award of Merit, Best Shorts Competition (12/2011)
Best Direction, Actors Film Festival (2012)
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