Garrett Anderson and Antonio de la Torre have been creating digital films together since they met at a high school digital media production class in the year 2000. Several of the students from that class are working in similar professional fields today.
Garrett served as a U.S. Marine infantryman from 2003-2007; during which he deployed to Iraq as well as Afghanistan and continued to collaborate with Antonio when visiting home on vacation. The two filmmakers decided in late 2011 to interview members of Anderson’s former platoon who fought alongside each other on November 22, 2004, seven years after their battle.
Antonio and Garrett were able to successfully raise a budget of $30,000 on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter in March of 2012. The November War is Garrett and Antonio’s first feature length film to be followed by the story of wounded warrior Jerral Hancock and how a community came together to provide the assistance he needed to properly return home after a tragic road. Antonio and Garrett hope to bring a new flavor to the digital independent film scene and intend to pursue this medium as their life’s work with the business philosophy that their films will only succeed if they earn the true support of an audience through distributing original quality content whatever the budget. In their world, the story is the priority.