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A Brother's Letter

A military veteran sits on a park bench and writes a letter to his dead brother at the recommendation of his Psychiatrist. He recounts his experiences and some lessons learned. As he is getting ready to leave, he witnesses and intervenes in an attempted kidnapping. He is fatally injured and as he is dying, he gives the letter to the boy he saved, thinking it was his brother. The words in the letter help the young boy handle his own challenges in his life.

  • Spencer Murray
    Purgatory (5 min short)
  • Sam Arnold
  • Sam Arnold, Spencer Murray
    Purgatory (5 min short)
  • Jasen Wade
    Key Cast
    "Man on the Bench"
    The Cokeville Miracle, 17 Miracles
  • Joel Landon
    Key Cast
    "Saved boy (as a man)"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Spencer Murray

At the beginning of 2021, Spencer Murray was an 18 year old Independent Filmmaker at a crossroads in life. He decided it was time to truly test and push himself. Up until that point, Spencer had primarily focused on filming and editing short trailers and photography.

Having trained in martial arts and self defense for about 7 years with a close group of friends. Spencer brought up to these friends his desire to do a legitimate short film, with fight scenes and self defense, but grounded in a real story.

He teamed up with one of these friends, Sam Arnold, who he had also worked with on a 5 minute short film a couple years before. Sam wrote A Brother's Letter and Spencer got busy pulling everything together to start the project.

With a tiny shoestring budget, Spencer managed to finish the film a little after his 19th birthday, just a few hours before starting another adventure that has taken him on a filmmaking hiatus.

Spencer is satisfied with the film and believes he met the goal he set at the beginning of 2021. He hopes others also see this work as a legitimate short film. His first of many more larger projects that he looks forward to starting after his short break from film.

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