The Detail

Inspired by true events, THE DETAIL tells the remarkable story of a Special Operations Marine with last-minute orders to throw the perfect Welcome Home party for one of his most beloved brothers-in-arms.

When Master Sergeant Ian Teague receives orders to prepare the perfect Welcome Home party for one of his brothers-in-arms, he faces a daunting task list and must wrangle a rowdy band of Special Operations Marines to help him with the extraordinary mission. A truly gut-punching, short drama, THE DETAIL offers audiences an exclusive glimpse into the private lives and sacred traditions of Special Operations Marines for the first time ever on screen.

Made by women, starring active and retired veterans.

  • Kat Croft
    Changing Woman, New Best Friend, Dawson's Creek, The Color of Love, Iron-Jawed Angels
  • Kat Croft
    Changing Woman, New Best Friend, Dawson's Creek, The Color of Love, Iron-Jawed Angels
  • Ayana Baraka
    Director of Photography
    The Hunting Ground, Spiderman II, La Tierra Del Exodo, Tincture
  • Roger Wayne
    Key Cast
    The Blacklist, Quantico, Luke Cage
  • Ryan Homchick
    Key Cast
    Being Mary Jane, The OA, She's Lost Control, Broad City
  • Kristina Teschner
    Key Cast
    Do No Harm, Law & Order, Club Fizz, Color of a Doubt
  • Jimi Stanton
    Key Cast
    Detroit, Fry Day, The Sea of Trees, November Criminals
  • Victoria Estévez
    Good Intentions, CenterStage, Hide Hide, The Mummy Road Show, Mets Weekly
  • Julie Yuen
    The Lew Rudin Way, Changing Woman, Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa
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  • Genres:
    Drama, War
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Cucalorus Film Festival
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    United States
    November 11, 2017
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Copa Shorts Film Festival
    Maricopa, Arizona
    United States
    February 18, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    April 24, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Kat Croft

Kat is a filmmaker with an adventurous heart. She intuitively guides us through the intimate and unseen worlds of extraordinary characters on-screen. With a background in photography and journalism, and extensive experience working in the field, Kat is driven to tell the stories of unforgettable people who make significant change through seemingly impossible circumstances. She directs, writes and produces both narrative and unscripted content for One Feather Films and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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Director Statement

My lifelong friend and die-hard Marine, MSgt. Thomas A. Saunders, was on a training mission with six other highly-skilled Special Operations Marines in 2015 when their Black Hawk helicopter hit fog and crashed into the ocean. At Tom's funeral, I saw a different side of grief and watched his friends celebrate his life instead. The bond and loyalty these men shared moved me to my core and inspired me to write THE DETAIL. We made this film as a tribute to the brotherhood shared by veterans all over the world. We worked with active and retired SpecOps Marines, Veterans and a diverse crew of women above-the-line. Our audience is dedicated and loyal to this short film. Thank you.