Gregory Bayne & J. Reuben Appelman
Gregory Bayne and J. Reuben Appelman are the director/writer team behind PERSON OF INTEREST, and the upcoming feature documentary JENS PULVER | DRIVEN, about the legendary mixed martial arts fighter, Jens Pulver.
A veteran of the war in Iraq, and self-proclaimed American Patriot, becomes convinced that the federal government is setting him up as the fall guy in a soon-to-be terrorist attack on American soil ~ yet his reactions to the paranoia unmistakably parallel that of a would-be terrorist.
At once controversial and definitive, vehemently proactive, and overwhelmingly relevant in a political climate charged with uncertainties, Person of Interest gives voice to a disenfranchised generation of soldiers, while bravely prodding at the seams of homegrown terrorism in the United States.
This film can also be watched online at VeeHD
At 18:28 on 21 May 2011
"Person of Interest succeeds on several levels. The script-driven film drowns you in a tsunami of language ranging from colloquial American to Iraq-vet grunt-speak to the oddities of Terrance’s grasp of basic English. Brilliant moments of scriptwriting reference both Timothy McVeigh and the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, upping the intensity for the viewer who constantly feels something horrible is about to happen." - Review by Jibril Hambel for JO Magazine.
At 18:37 on 21 May 2011
"...The lines of reality in Person of Interest are blurred and grained. It’s a testament to Bayne’s direction and cinematography that the film is able to maintain such a level of narrative force and coherence while the main character spirals within his trauma and insanity." - from "I Pity the 'Good Man'” - A review of PERSON OF INTEREST
At 18:46 on 21 May 2011
"The script is a tough prose poem that repeats certain phrases in order to convey what it might sound like inside Terrance’s mind; and, with alternately searching and invasive close-ups of his face coming undone, the camera captures his paranoia and pain. This gritty look at a mind ruined by war reveals that perhaps the worst part of battle is its lingering madness."