Film Fervor: Episode 135 – Repatriation by Doug Mueller
With Ryan Barton-Grimley
(Check out my interview with Ryan about Elijah’s Ashes)
Today I spoke with Douglas Mueller and Ryan Barton-Grimley about their film Repatriation. It’s about a man named Chad that, while in full military uniform, is welcomed back to his Midwestern hometown by new and old friends alike. From the bus stop, Chad works his way through his old stomping grounds, getting reacquainted with a drink at each stop and catching up on old times. Along the way Chad is joined by Camille who idolized him when he was a star on the high school baseball team. As his one-man parade winds its way through town, the enthusiasm for Chad’s service and glory days soon fades as he’s reunited with more ‘friends’ from his past.
This was a really fun interview and I decided to post it “un-cut” because of the humor and chemistry that made the episode really fun to record. Doug and Ryan are great people and they really love the film industry. It’s always nice to talk to people who share the same passion and excitement in film as I do. There are some great nuggets of wisdom in this episode as well, so definitely check it out.
I know a lot of films that are coming out that deal with PTSD and show the homecoming as something of a burden or adjustment. So, this film makes me really want to dive in and check it out. I’ll be doing a full in-depth review of the film in the next week or so in order to give my thoughts and point of view on the story and production, but in the mean time I recommend everyone check it out and support the film whenever you can.
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