LEAVE: A Short Film

A short film for which Kurt wrote the screenplay (adapted from his short story  Leave) and was the executive producer. It premiered at the 2018 LA Femme International Film Festival.

It is 1994 and the US military, while thick into the implementation of a highly controversial policy authorizing women more combat-related opportunities, including assignments on warships, is on the verge of war with Haiti. All the while, onboard a warship that is part of the battlegroup preparing to attack the hapless island nation, a roughhewn sailor comfortable in the old navy ways learns that his mother is sick. However, his efforts to be with her in her time of need are complicated by both the looming war and the unwanted influx of the first female sailors to his ship…

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*Unfortunately Amazon Prime has removed its entire library of short films and will no longer host them. Stay tuned as I find a new site to host the movie.