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Honor & Sacrifice

Sun. May 28, 2017 – 12:30 pm | The U.S. Navy Memorial Theater


Directed by Dave Witt

Short Narrative
United States | 24 min | 2016

Liz ‘Doc’ Roberts is a homeless former Army combat medic struggling with memories from her deployment to Iraq. She can’t let go of the love she felt for a fallen Soldier.

Her only coping mechanism are the pills given by the local Veterans Affairs psychiatrist. Little does Liz know that it isn’t the pills that are helping, but her dog that was given to her by a fellow Veteran.

Through the help of her psychiatrist, fellow Veteran, and dog, Liz, takes her first steps towards recovery.

Doc - Poster

Doc - Dave WittDave Witt
Director, Producer, Writer

In 2008, Dave started his film career by acting in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” as a flight medic along with Shia Lebouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson.

Dave Witt, in 2010, began the digital film program (Creative Media Institute) at New Mexico State University focusing in Producing and Directing. Graduating in 2013, Dave received a Bachelor of Creative Media with Honors.

Dave is the producer of the short film, “The Bastard”, runner-up at the 2013 White Sands International Film Festival’s 48-hour film competition. “Princess”, a short film produced by Dave, was officially selected to the Academy Award qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival. “Princess” is the winner of multiple awards at the Southern Arizona Film Festival including Best of Fest, Best Short, and Best Production. Dave is the writer, director, and producer of DOC, a Drama about a female medic who suffers from PTSD. Dave produced and edited the feature film “The Heart Outright” written by the Academy Award nominated writer for “Children of a Lesser God”, Mark Medoff.

Dave Witt served 7 years in the US Army as a combat medic.

Film Information

Director: Dave Witt
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 24 min


Producers: Julian Alexander, Jake Bonner, Dave Witt
Co-Producer: Ryan Riddle, Keagan Karnes
Writer: Dave Witt
Editor: Julian Alexander, Dave Will
Bryant Marcontel

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