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Two WWII deserters from opposing armies find themselves traveling together through west Germany near the end of the war. They discover that not all battles are fought on the field. For one of them, a shocking revelation comes 50 years later.

  • Kyle Fossé
  • Kyle Fossé
  • Jessica Lillo
  • Tebi Njilefack
    Key Cast
  • Josh Bootsma
    Key Cast
  • Bailey McKee
    Key Cast
  • Gideon E. Wamala
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Cameron
  • Sam Malan
  • Jason Miller
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    War, Drama
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Kyle Fossé

I was born on June 29, 1994, in Johannesburg. I grew up as a missionary kid in northern Mozambique. After attending Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school in Kenya, I had the opportunity to cross over to the United States in order to study theatre and film production in Dordt College, in Iowa.

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Director Statement

I wrote this story because I wanted to explore the idea of human redemption, and life in spite of our misgivings. I also wanted to explore some of the Nazi psyche of the time, and what might motivate someone not unlike you or me to commit such horrendous acts.
Myself and the talented team who put this together are all very proud of "Defector," and hope you can enjoy it as well.