- Contemporary Issues, Human Interest, Current Affairs, and Sports
In the summer of 2008, a small group of civilians ran 4,000 miles across America. They called themselves Run for the Fallen, and their mission was to run one mile for every service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On December 20, 2005, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary of Dallas, PA, was killed while serving in Iraq. Michael was 24 years old and was due home in ten days. His best friend and college roommate, Jon Bellona, founded Run for the Fallen in response to this devastating loss. Jon put together a team comprised of Mikeâ€™s fiancÃ©e, sister, and other friends. They did not run for or against the war, and refused any political affiliation.
The Run began in Fort Irwin, CA, and ended in Arlington National Cemetery, VA, 72 days later. The team marked each mile with an American flag and personalized postcard in honor of each fallen service member. Along the way, the runners met many others who had lost their own Mike, and who came out to participate in the moving memorial.
- Running time
- 105 minutes
- Andrew McKay ... Director, Producer, Editor
- John McKay ... Co-Director, Producer
- William Gardiner ... Co-Director, Producer, Editor
- Rolando Garcia ... Producer
- Thomas Lee Wright ... Executive Producer
- Nicolas Catania ... Director of Photography
- Curtis Grout ... Editor
- Doran Danoff ... Composer
- Prod. Co.
- Film for the Fallen LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- CA, AZ, UT, CO, TX, OK, KS, MO, IL, KY, TN, VA, DC, NY, PA
- Release year
- Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, NYC Indepenedent Film Festival, All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Berkshire international Film Festival
- Best Documentary and Best Director, NYC Independent Film Festival; Best Documentary, Audience Award, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
- Seeking distribution
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