In a ballroom called Paradise, in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream. But when his dance tickets run out, she is left with a harsh choice – for when the dancing stops, this man will die.
A native of Honolulu, Hawai’i, Brayden Yoder spent five years at the Film & Television Institute of India, where he honed his craft in film direction. Before moving to the Indian subcontinent, he studied screenwriting in Australia as part of a creative writing program at the University of Technology, Sydney. Brayden decided to pursue a career in film after first serving as a U.S. Army officer in Germany and Iraq, experiences he credits with helping him find his voice on veterans issues and cultural understanding. In 2016, he formed Clearing Barrel Productions, an independent, veteran-owned company dedicated to telling stories that challenge, inspire, and entertain through the media arts.
This selection of shorts include projects that are made by or star military / veterans and local films.