The 11th OrderDirected by Joshua DeFour
The true story of two U.S. Marines who, in a span of six seconds, must stand their ground to stop a suicide truck bomb and protect the lives of the 150 Marines and Iraqi Police behind them. Less about glorifying warfare or the true event itself, the film aims to provide context to the unimaginable: to show these young men as ordinary people put in extraordinary circumstances, and explain why there was never doubt in their actions that fateful morning.
Award Winner: Local Film Showcase- Best Film Made By or Starring Military or Veterans
About the Filmmaker
Joshua DeFour has been producing films since his first year in college, dropping out of a journalism bachelor’s program in 2010 and joining the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat videographer to pursue filmmaking full-time. After leaving the Corps in 2014, he was hired by Fathead, LLC., and created video spots with Warner Bros. Pictures in support of the Harry Potter brand and a Father’s Day veterans vignette in conjunction with Operation Homefront. After being accepted into the University of Texas at Austin’s Film Production MFA program in 2015, DeFour completed his first festival-circuit short films, “MATCH: A Tinder Tale,” “Baby Girl,” “10 Minutes To Show,” and “Plunge.” His fifth film, “The 11th Order,” was completed in 2019 and was a semifinalist for the 2019 Student Academy Awards. He is currently a videographer and editor for Comcast Corp.
From San Diego area filmmakers, these short dramas range from two combat stories, a period piece, and a clever first-person memoirs.