Included within shorts film block
The Liberation of Kuwait
Directed by Brandon Young
United States | 60 min | 2016
Any Kuwaiti citizen old enough to remember can tell you precisely where he or she was on August 2, 1990, when the tanks of Saddam Hussein’s vaunted Republican Guard rolled in from the north, invading the small nation and plunging it into the depths of darkness and fear.
That moment captured the entire world’s attention. President George H. W. Bush’s famous words, “This will not stand,” became the resolute call to action that moved nations. His resistance to Saddam’s aggression was the catalyst for a modern-day miracle, as 35 diverse nations from around the world united to right a terrible wrong.
Twenty-five years later, The Liberation of Kuwait is the victory story of a resilient and determined Kuwaiti people skilled in diplomacy, and a narrative of one of the most stunning, lopsided victories in history, led by an unsurpassed and strategically brilliant American military
Brandon came to RMS PRODUCTIONS in 2009 highly experienced in video and multi-media in various capacities on film and video productions as director, writer, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His previous feature documentary produced by RMS for the Korean War 60th Commemoration, “The Remembered War”, was selected for the GI Film Festival 2014.
He had previously worked for TechMedia Network and launched their video productions team. He was also a key team member for Solar Shock Pictures, earning several awards and nominations in recognition of their film projects over 7 years. He was nominated for the Utah Power & Industry Awards and gained 7 nominations collectively for the Filmed in Utah Awards, both in 2011.
Brandon and his wife have three sons and live in Ogden. His hobbies include spending time with his family and friends, working in the yard, rollerblading and biking.