One of the things you get good at when you make a lot of movies is parting. This movie is John’s 17th and my 13th, and we get sad, but we’ve done it before. We know we will see many of our new friends again. We are lucky since we go right into the editing room where our days are spent contemplating where we’ve been and who we’ve been with. Then the movie is finished and we get to travel with it, sometimes with our colleagues from the film, but at least always with a chance to talk about them.
These are our US soldiers. We recruited them from around the world and, as I hoped, they became very good friends.
From left to right they are Rainer Moore (Alabama), Dieter Balke (Bohol by way of East Germany), Luke Robertson (California), Kenny Guay ( NYC), Will Boddington (California), Bobby Guay (NYC), Ben Harvey (Cebu by way of Oxford UK), Jose Sanchez (Manila by way of Ecuador), Migue Cortes (Malaga, Spain), Ian Thompson (California), Erik Andersen (Colorado), Brian Wilson (Manila). Stay in touch, guys.