Included within Short Films block
The Pacific Soldier
Directed by Robert Ham
United States | 10 min | 2016
“The Pacific Soldier” is a short documentary that tells the stories of Hawaiian veterans who have fought in every American war since Pearl Harbor.
It was first shown at “Sunset on the Beach” on December 5th after Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band played to a packed Waikiki beach.
Presented by U.S. Army Pacific as part of the 75th Pearl Harbor week.
Director, Producer, Writer
Robert Ham is a Los Angeles native and received his Bachelor of Arts in film in 2005. In 2007 he felt a call to serve his country and joined the Army as a combat documentarian/filmmaker. Robert deployed to Afghanistan for a year and traveled all over the Pacific telling military stories. He earned two Emmys (2013) and three DOD Military Videographer of the Year (2009, 2012, 2013) awards during his service (6 1/2 active duty and 3 reserve). Robert has directed many narrative short films that have gone on to film festivals and currently has an award-winning documentary series on HULU and Amazon Prime.
Robert is a ’17 MFA in Film and TV Production at the University of Southern California graduate. He is currently in pre-production on a short narrative proof of concept film called “The Interpreter” that was funded on Kickstarter. Robert has been recently named a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar (2016), a prestigious and competitive national scholarship.