Life After Oblivion

“Oblivion” is the story of a Marine Sniper returning from Afghanistan and the ghosts that come with him. It focuses on a singular traumatic event that stands out among the many he experienced. "Life After Oblivion" was created for the "Armed Forces Film Challenge 2020". A 60 day challenge, during which Team VetPics selected one of several stories offered from the veteran writing group "So Say We All". The screenplay is based on the true story "Oblivion" by Veteran Adam Stone. “Oblivion” stood out with Team VetPics as a phenomenal opportunity to show the world a snippet of what veterans struggle with when they return home. Our team included 14 veterans in one capacity or another. We wrote, filmed, edited and turned in this film within the 60 day timeline, in spite of COVID-19.

  • Floyd Strayer (Veteran)
    Director
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10794467/
  • Tommy Anderson (Veteran)
    Writer
    Haboob Wind
  • Floyd Strayer
    Producer
    The Smartlys
  • Tommy Anderson
    Producer
    The Smartlys
  • Susan Farese (Veteran)
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2653515/
  • Shar Yonan
    Producer
  • Sue Vicory
    Producer
    https://suevicory.com/
  • Ryan Gangl (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Phil (Sniper)"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4821809/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
  • Elliott McKenzie (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Jeff (Spotter)"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6773751/?ref_=tt_cl_t9
  • Tommy Anderson (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Phil's Father"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9403059/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
  • Chase Dittrich (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Marine #1"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10909449/?ref_=tt_cl_t12
  • Keith Fingers, Jr.
    Key Cast
    "Marine #2"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11382149/?ref_=tt_cl_t7
  • Will Hill (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Marine #3"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1652703/?ref_=tt_cl_t3
  • Susan Farese (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Silvia Ricci"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2653515/?ref_=tt_cl_t5
  • Joshua Conner (Veteran)
    Key Cast
    "Marine #4"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4143817/?ref_=tt_cl_t11
  • Kyle Brody
    Key Cast
    "Afghan Boy/Phil's Son"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4642257/?ref_=tt_cl_t8
  • Joseph Lloyd
    Key Cast
    "Libby's Father"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11372032/?ref_=tt_cl_t13
  • Emmy Farese
    Key Cast
    "Libby"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2508261/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t18
  • Tiffany Wennihan
    Makeup Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11393607/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr8
  • Joey Garza (Director of Photography)
    Camera and Electrical Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11391405/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr12
  • Keith Fingers, Jr. (First Asst. Camera)
    Camera and Electrical Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11382149/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr11
  • Patrick Haynes (First Assistant Camera)
    Camera and Electrical Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6519584/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr13
  • William McBride (Second Assistant Camera)
    Camera and Electrical Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11391406/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr14
  • Floyd Strayer
    Editing
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10794467/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr7
  • Miguel Montoya (Boom Operator)
    Sound Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10794467/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr7
  • Keith Fingers, Jr. (Boom Operator)
    Sound Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11382149/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr11
  • Miguel Montoya (Boom Operator)
    Sound Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10794467/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr7
  • Miguel Montoya (Stand-In)
    Miscellaneous Crew
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10794467/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr7
  • Susan Farese (Casting Director/Veteran)
    Casting Department
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2653515/
  • Susan Farese (Publicist/Veteran)
    Publicity
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2653515/
  • Shar Yonan (Wife of Marine #1)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6436415/?ref_=tt_cl_t4
  • Janey Hann (Sniper's Wife)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7242238/?ref_=tt_cl_t6
  • Sheila Mauck (Wife of Marine #4)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11372033/?ref_=tt_cl_t10
  • Tina Hargett (Mother of Marine #3)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11372035/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t14
  • Robert Hargett (Father of Marine #3)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11372036/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t19
  • Johnitta Clemons (Spotter's Mother) (Veteran)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11372031/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t15
  • La Contessa Miller (Libby's Mother)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11393557/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t17
  • Miguel Montoya (Libby's Boyfriend)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11377002/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t16
  • Joseph Lloyd (Libby's Father)
    Background Actors
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11372032/?ref_=tt_cl_t13
  • Tina Hargett (Vocals)
    Music
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GbWIUbQ0WQCTQVoSmM3ic
  • Jacquie Joy
    Composer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10068312
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Armed Forces Film Challenge
    San Diego
    United States
    August 26, 2020
Director Biography - Floyd Strayer (Veteran)

Floyd Strayer (Chula Vista, CA) ~ (Actor/ Producer/ Director/Veteran)

Floyd started stand-up at 58 and acting at 60. My 90-year-old mother showed me many times through her life, you are never too old to try something new.

Actively pursuing acting with North County Players, Escondido, CA. Most notable roles were Mark Twain in "Mark Twain: A Christmas Carol" written and directed by Charles Carr. Mr. Otto Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by Melissa Malloy.

Currently Producing and Directing a New Comedy Series “The Smartlys” due to be released in 2021.

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