Over the past 6 weeks we've completed a series of interviews with the 1/5 Marines and the footage and content turned out better than expected. We are now integrating... Read more
Official Selection for the GI Film Festival
The PATROL BASE JAKER movie has been selected for the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC (May 12-16, 2010). Your generous contribution via Kickstarter to help fund the movie's... Read more
Host a screening of Patrol Base Jaker
First of all, thank you to all of our Kickstarter supporters for helping us reach our fundraising goal of $45,000. Your support of Patrol Base Jaker will help this... Read more
Director's Statement: Why I'm Making This Film...
We made the $45k goal on Saturday with over 48 hours to go--awesome! Thank you for your phenomenal support of the PATROL BASE JAKER movie project on Kickstarter.
I... Read more
Change of Command: 1st Battalion, 5th Marines
My filming of Lt. Col. Bill McCollough's Change of Command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, California, went very well today. I'll use the footage in the final scene of the... Read more
My First Backer on Kickstarter...
I'd like to give a "shout out" to Col. Joe Sheehan--my first backer for the PATROL BASE JAKER movie project on Kickstarter. Thank you Joe for your support!
Regards,... Read more
Here's a view of my luxury suite that also served as my movie production studio at Patrol Base Jaker (aka the "Staff and O's" tent). Thanks to Andrew Lubin... Read more
Why Did You Back This Film Project?
If possible, please go to the PATROL BASE JAKER project page on Kickstarter today, click on the "Comments" tab, and post your answer to the question "Why Did You... Read more
We just passed the $30k milestone on Kickstarter! Awesome! 6 days left to reach the $45k goal. Please consider inviting your friends and colleagues to make a $5 pledge... Read more
10 Days to Go...
We are making great progress on Kickstarter--thank you again for your support.
Here's the latest update on the PATROL BASE JAKER film post-production activities:
1. Marc Roberge (lead singer... Read more
COIN Research and Corporate Sponsors...
I'm in Chicago today--headed to the Pritzker Military Library to do some research on counter-insurgency (COIN) for the PATROL BASE JAKER film production.
We're making amazing progress on Kickstarter--$6,375... Read more
Memorial Service for 1/5 Marines
The 1/5 Marines honored their 4 comrades that were killed in combat during their 7-month deployment in Afghanistan at a Memorial Service this morning at Camp Pendleton, CA. It... Read more
Greetings from Camp Pendleton, CA. I"m here filming the Memorial Service for the 4 Marines that were killed in combat during the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 7-month deployment in... Read more
Dear PATROL BASE JAKER Team:
The PATROL BASE JAKER movie project just crossed the $2500 mark after two weeks on Kickstarter--awesome! I have three weeks to go to reach the... Read more
I've received some great combat footage from Marines that served at PATROL BASE JAKER.
Additional Filming Schedule
I'm headed out to Camp Pendleton, California, for the final two filming days for PATROL BASE JAKER. I will film the 1/5 Marines' Memorial Service on Friday, February 5, 2010,... Read more
Sundance Film Festival
I just returned from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I attended 10 documentary film screenings in 3 days--it was an intense viewing experience. Moreover, I learned as... Read more