Samantha Ortiz, a Marine combat photographer embedded with a Female Engagement Team, believes her imagery can change the tides of war. Her beliefs are put to the test when a Taliban Sniper ambushes her unit.
PLAYING SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
About the Filmmaker
Shawn began making movies at the age of 15. He would later join the Marine Corps at age 22, serving as a combat photographer for five years. In 2010, after separating from the Marines, he attended graduate school at New York University’s Tisch School of Film and Television.
In 2014 Shawn garnered a Best Director award from the 2014 Canada International Film Festival for his film “Soul Stealer.” Shawn now lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters and continues to write and direct films.