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leave (2007)

2007/narrative/18 min.

A quiet, introspective study of a Marine's last day home before shipping back to Iraq with a weighty conscience. An entirely improvised "home movie" that was shot over the course of one day in Arlington, Texas, using both actors and non actors, both family and friends of the director, all from a one page outline.

In this loose narrative, three vignettes display the difficulty and uncertainty that people have in expressing love. The first film from the improvisational film collective, Backyard Movies.

Premiered at 2007 Dallas Video Festival as part of Opening Night Showcase, was nominated for Best Narrative Short at the Mid Valley Video Festival in Portland, OR., and was listed by Noralil Flores of Short End Magazine as "a quiet triumph." Starring Nicholas Blanton, Page Mosley, Nancy Owens, Gideon Seaman, Jessica Hixson, Frank Mosley, and Juan Campa. 

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