Being Tight

Vietnam veterans, like all vets, bonded in ways only they can know. They called this camaraderie "being tight."

This short, was our first completed chunk of the film, Vietnam: An Inner View, which we wrapped in January of 2018.

The song, No One Knows, was written and recorded in 1992 by the (eventual) producers of the film.

The photos were all made by three-combat tour veteran Marc C. Waszkiewicz.

This trailer has zip to do with the short, btw. Just an extra we didn't use in the film...

  • Marc Waszkiewicz
    Score: Two Decades and a Wakeup
  • Lea Jones
  • Lea Jones
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Music, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 4, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Viet Nam
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, mini-DV, 35 mm still
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole, MA
    United States
    September 11, 2016
    Official Selection
  • MINDFIELD Film Festival - Albuquerque
    Albuquerque New Mexico
    United States
    Best Short, Best Narrator
Distribution Information
  • Vet Friends
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video / Disc
Director Biography - Marc Waszkiewicz, Lea Jones

I'll sneak in a credit here.
Marc Waszkiewicz created this project. He made all the photos and composed these arrangements for the most part.
He ensnared me into writing songs for the show back in '92. I've since done graphics, management, audio and video editing, marketing, and applying to film festivals for Inner View Productions.
I'm Lea Jones.

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Director Statement

Our website is
The 57 MINUTE PBS version of the film is streamable online.

Our project is aimed at providing a clear, apolitical look at what it was like serving in Vietnam circa 1968. We hope to encourage dialogue between Vietnam veterans, their friends and families, and society at large.
Combat experience has costs.
Talking it out helps.