For those of you that know me personally, you’ve probably already seen some of the photos. For those of you that don’t, I thought I would share some of what I do when I’m not a mess of paint and sawdust.
Every year around Memorial Day, the GI Film Festival takes place in the DC area. For the last several years, I have had the distinct pleasure of being able to attend and help out- it is truly one of my favorite things. The couple who started the festival are wonderfully kind to allow me to come back year after year and their dedication to bringing attention to those who serve and their families is something to be commended.
Filmmakers from all over the world submit their films for the chance to showcase them here. Those chosen are always amazing, powerful, and incredibly well done. I always head home with a renewed adoration for the men and women who serve and sacrifice just to protect the freedom we all take for granted.
This year I had the pleasure of meeting Travis and his beautiful wife Kelsey. His story is absolutely moving and the movie is more than inspirational. I can assure you that in your life, it will be rare to run across a couple who have more love for each other than these two. They are beautiful and funny and being around them makes you happy- I told them I want to move in next door. If you get the opportunity to see his film, I can’t recommend it more highly. I honestly think it should be required viewing in every high school.
I believe in it so much that here is the trailer for it:
I am working on collecting some great photos of the event and people (some of them quite well-known) to share with you- come back tomorrow to see!