My friend, Andrew McKay, is putting the finishing touches on a new, and very engaging, documentary about an emotional journey across America to honor service members killed in the Iraq War. The journey, called Run for the Fallen, was started by my fellow Hamilton College alum Jon Bellona following the death of his best friend and college roommate, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary.
Andrew and his fellow filmakers are trying to raise $15,000 by September 18 to finish editing, record an original sound track and pay for technical costs such as color-grading and sound-mixing. You can donate through Kickstarter via this link. (Over $9,500 has already been raised as of this writing) The filmmakers are hoping to hit the screen by Memorial Day 2012. Here's an early trailer: