Included within shorts film block


Sun. May 28, 2017 – 5:30 pm | The U.S. Navy Memorial Theater

Ghostly Assemblage

Directed by Austin Lachance

Short Narrative
United States | 5 min | 2016

A cadet dressed in Full Dress pays homage to four tokens that symbolize four of the five souls that the Long Gray Line lost within a 4 month window in 2016.

He dons a memorial bracelet for CDT Mitch Whiney, visits the grave site of CDT Tom Surdyke, visits a plaque for 2LT Mike Parros and CDT Brandon Jackson (both from the same cadet company), and finally visits the locker-turned-shrine for CDT Brandon Jackson, who was a member of the Army Football team.

The fifth loss, 2LT Andrew Hunt, occurred during production and is honored with brief remarks at the end.

Ghostly Assemblage - Austin LachanceAustin Lachance
Director, Producer, Writer

Born and raised at West Point as an army brat, Austin has always been immersed in the military lifestyle. Originally ‘raised’ as a mechanical engineer, Austin’s creativity took the form of novel and elaborate design work. It wasn’t until sophomore year as a cadet at West Point that he would happen upon a talent and passion for film. Now a senior, Austin has spent the past three years making a name for himself at the Academy finding new ways to proliferate cadet-produced film projects in hopes of telling the story of the Corps of Cadets.

Austin will graduate this May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, branch Aviation, and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. After his career in the army, he intends to enter the industry and pursue his passion for film.

Ghostly Assemblage

Film Information

Director: Austin Lachance
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 5 min


Executive Producer: Austin Lachance
Cinematographer/DP:  Austin Lachance
Original Music/Composer:  Noah Taylor

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