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Ready Soldier

It's 1943, and Jake dreams of joining the war effort. Out of the blue he is left reeling when he learns that his secret disability disqualifies him from signing up. In the process he also learns that he can accept himself for who he is, and make a difference in surprising ways.

  • Eric Vaughn Crumley
  • Eric Vaughn Crumley
  • Eric Vaughn Crumley
  • Tedy Setlack
    Key Cast
  • Sophia Fuentes
    Key Cast
  • Erin Cherry
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Cal Poly Pomona University
  • Pomona
    United States
    May 17, 2023
    Cal Poly Pomona Film Showcase
    Best Sound Design, Best Production Design, and Best Film
Director Biography - Eric Vaughn Crumley

Eric Vaughn Crumley is a first-time filmmaker but grew up with a great love for the classics. He is from southern California and at thirty years old he has attempted to make the most of what life has given him and give a little back as well. He studies both History and Theatre at Cal Poly Pomona University, and plans to be a teacher as well as future creator.

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Director Statement

This is my very first film. It was an assignment for my filmmaking class at Cal Poly Pomona University. It took months of frustrations, planning, re-planning, private research, and sleepless nights, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I could not have made this without the help of my professor Paul Barron, the Cal Poly Theatre Department, my family, church, friends, and my best friend, Richard Burdett.