Drawn from the writer Doc Farrow’s experiences as a US Navy combat corpsman in Iraq, “Saved Rounds” looks at the devastating pain of loss, survivor’s guilt, the redeeming qualities of love and honor, and the fragile glimmer of hope in those whose lives are forever changed by war. Film has foul language, some violence.
Nominations: Best Narrative Short; Best Film Starring Military or Veterans
About the Filmmaker
American actor and Director, John Finn is also a Vietnam Era Veteran of the United States Navy. known as one of the leads of the television programs Cold Case and EZ Streets. Finn has also had supporting roles in the films: The Hunted (2003), Analyze That (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002), True Crime (1999), Turbulence (1997), Blown Away (1994), The Pelican Brief (1993), and Glory (1989). TV series that Finn has had recurring roles on include: Dawson’s Creek, The Practice, The X-Files, Strange World, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, and eight episodes of Brooklyn South.
Doc Farrow is an actor, comedian, director, producer and former U.S. Navy Corpsman. After six years of service, which included 16 months in Iraq, Farrow was discharged from the U.S. Military and remained in California to pursue his lifelong dream of performing. Inspired by comics like Richard Pryor, Sinbad, George Carlin, The Marx Brothers and Mel Brooks, Farrow enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, graduating in March 2011, and becoming a proud alumnus of the Academy’s Theatre Company in 2012.
Since then, Farrow has never looked back and has reached new heights in his career, performing stand-up comedy at iconic venues such as The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store and The Icehouse Comedy Club. He has also appeared on notable television sitcoms, including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Will and Grace,” “The
Good Place” and is currently recurring as “Couch Wilkins” on CBS’ hit sitcom “Young Sheldon.”
Most recently, Farrow has taken an interest to go behind-the-camera, starting his own production company for both film and television called Doc’s Office Productions. He has decided that there are more ways to tell a story then being in front of the lens, and more importantly, that he wants to tell the stories about the lives of Veterans who have shaped so much of his own life.
Personal experience, sci fi, and combat stories are explored in this drama block.