Make A Movie Like Spike
Directed by J. Smith | USA / MEXICO | 2010 | 79min | (Q&A)
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Best friends Luis and Ronald are on the cusp of a life changing experience together. Recently enlisted in the Marine Corps, they have 100 days left to say goodbye to their family and friends before they are off for a tour in Afghanistan. Armed with his camera, aspiring filmmaker Luis documents each moment of their journey detailing every tear, laugh and adventure before they embark on the next stage of their life. Will their dreams of being heroes come to fruition? Or will they fall victim to a war that has already taken so many innocent lives? MAKE A MOVIE LIKE SPIKE is a powerful film that takes a close look at the lives of the people who risk their lives for our country while asking the question, is it all worth it? This is a directorial debut by Jamil Walker Smith.