Skip Liberty: Shooting in Vietnam

James "Skip" Liberty enlisted in the Army in 1968, and during his tour in Vietnam from ‘69-’70, Skip shot 3,100 feet of Super 8 film, just over 3 hours worth. Upon returning to the states, the film was sealed in a box and placed in storage, Skip had never seen the footage he shot. Until now.

  • Tommy Dilger
    My Great Grandfather China Sea Phil, Hail of Bullets
  • Tommy Dilger
    My Great Grandfather China Sea Phil, Hail of Bullets
  • Skip Liberty
    Key Cast
  • Judi Liberty
    Key Cast
  • Michael Angelo R.
    Reel to Reel Tape Scanning Services
  • Daniel Connell
    Graphic Design
  • Logan Poe
    Additional Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    historical, war, documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Super 8 Film
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art & Design
Director Biography - Tommy Dilger

Tommy was born and raised in Michigan, graduating from Eisenhower High School in Shelby Twp in 2021. He has been making movies since about age 10, being inspired to create by behind-the-scenes documentaries on his favorite films. Most of his films tie into his second biggest interest besides film, history. In his free time, Tommy participates in war reenactments and works as an amateur archivist, sharing his collection of negatives, print photos, and 8mm films with his 50,000 followers on Tiktok. He has received many awards for his work, including Best of Show at the 2021 Michigan Student Film Festival, as well as the John Prusak Visionary Award for his 2021 short documentary, My Great Grandfather China Sea Phil. Tommy is currently studying film at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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