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Bud’s Odyssey

Directed by Mark Kirkland

Short Documentary
United States | 26 min | 2016

On a mission over the Mediterranean, B-17 Pilot Bud and his crew are shot down.

Bud becomes the sole survivor by swimming 32 hrs to the Italian shore, and then spends 20 months in Stalag Luft III. After years of suffering with sole survivors guilt and severe PTSD, he finally found a road to healing and reconciliation.

Directed by three time Emmy Award winner Mark Kirkland.

Bud's Odyssey - Mark KirklandMark Kirkland

Mark Kirkland is a three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning director and filmmaker. He studied film and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. He is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and former Governor for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kirkland’s film A Letter From Home screened at the 2010 GI Film Festival..

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Film Information

Director:  Mark Kirkland
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 26 min


Producers: Leticia Kirkland, Mark Kirkland, Collin Fowler
Executive Producer: Robert Kingsbury, Jennifer Kingsbury
Colorist, Sound Design: Robert E. Lepe  
Music: Greg Kellogg
Cinematographer/DP: Luke Szczygielski

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