Sheldon Lettich, the writer and director of the short film "Firefight", sat down with Bryan Kristopowitz to discuss his experience directing the film and his favorite Vietnam War movie.
"Firefight" is a short film that tells the story of two soldiers who are trapped in a bunker during an enemy attack. The film stars Vernon Wells and Robert Madrid.
When asked about his inspiration for the film, Lettich explained that he wanted to create a story that was both entertaining and thought-provoking.
"I've always been interested in war movies, but I wanted to tell a different kind of story," said Lettich. "I wanted to explore what happens when two soldiers are forced into a life or death situation."
Lettich also discussed his experience directing the film, noting that it was challenging but ultimately rewarding.
"It's always difficult working on a tight budget and schedule, but I had an amazing cast and crew who were dedicated to making this project come alive," said Lettich.
Kristopowitz also asked Lettich about his favorite Vietnam War movie. Despite having written several successful films set during the conflict - including "Rambo III" - Lettich cited Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" as his personal favorite.
"'Apocalypse Now' is just such an incredible piece of filmmaking," said Lettich. "The performances are amazing, the cinematography is stunning...it's just one of those movies that stays with you long after you've watched it."
Overall, it's clear that Sheldon Lettich poured both passion and talent into creating "Firefight." With its gripping storyline and talented cast, viewers can expect nothing less than excellence from this award-winning filmmaker.