Lest We Forget (2009) 

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Brandon McCormick

Lest We Forget imparts to its audience the knowledge of both the sins and goodness of man through the adventure of a Civil War Union soldier who struggles to retrieve a key and escape from a group of Confederates. The movie's accompanying score, composed by Nicholas Kirk, is a testament to one of the film's outlining themes: We are accountable and will be judged for own actions.


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on February 12, 2012 at 5:30pm


Just watched your movie. Its very touching. The background music works for a short movie but you seem to have relied heavily on it. It would have been better if it started when the main character finds his lost key, then faded when he meets 'the slaves'. And if you then let it continue when the shackles drop til the end.

I'm so amped to watch your next movie, no pressure:-)


on December 18, 2011 at 7:23pm

A very simple story about the sacrifice of a selfless Union soldier during the civil war. It was nicely executed with good production values and I have no criticism of the artistry involved. The only reservation I have about this film is that if someone were to see it without some larger historical context, they might believe that the sentiments of the Union soldier was representative of Union soldiers generally, and that is clearly untrue. There certainly were abolitionists who were fighting because they felt that freeing the slaves was a moral imperative, but they were the exception rather than the rule. There are many films (both documentary and feature) that give a more realistic portrayal of this and which would be more appropriate if looking for a film with historical value rather than one which is more of an uplifting morality tale.


on November 12, 2011 at 7:53pm

This really short film was really touching.. I can easily imagine making a feature film because the plot within those five minutes easliy could be expanded and rewritten to at least 90 minutes. Maybe even more?

I liked everything about this movie and the song that was used was really touching.
I believe I have seen it about three or four times by now..

Keep up the work and I'd really love to see a feature film about this :)


on September 30, 2011 at 1:32am

I admired the very high production standards in this short. However I am sorry to say I was a bit confused at first by the cuts and then I worked it out (OK I know it wasn't exactly complex!!). I thought the ending too, poignant.
The score was beautiful too though I feel with such obvious talents, you should do something with more story, characters and really hit us between the eyes. You obviously have the power!


on June 08, 2011 at 6:33am

Nice short. Actually a sort of music video, since there's no dialog. Realistically, there's not a lot of theme in under 5 minutes (w/o credits) but this is maybe the last act of a longer work. Hopefully someday the backstory will be fleshed out and we'll see the events that led these characters to where they end up - it shows the promise of being pretty interesting.