With Into the Wild being one of my favorite films in recent years, I didn't know a more appropriate place to post a new endeavor I'm spearheading.
There's a student named Chris Jeon who in 2011 ditched his past life to fly off and fight with Libyan rebels against Gaddafi; "It got to a point where literally everything I was doing was for another bullet point on the resume," said Jeon of his life up to then. "In America if you want change, you quit a job, get a divorce or move somewhere. These people in Libya were willing to pick up an AK-47 and shed blood for freedom...I wanted to see what that was like."
There's a lot more to this story than what the media portrayed at the time, so I set out to make a documentary.
We've just launched, but with not many followers yet I was hoping to tap into an audience that would be really receptive of this. I don't mean to sound like a beggar, but this story has such thematic similarities to "Into the Wild" that I thought it'd be great to let you know. Any help would mean the world, as I'm deeply passionate about getting this project out there.
One film can change so many lives. Into the Wild did it for me, and I'd like to pay it forward.