Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
KEEP MOVING FORWARD is a documentary featuring a Vietnam veteran who finds peace from his PTSD through Disney. The film examines war veteran, Guy Spagnoli’s, experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result from the Vietnam War and his alternative therapy that involves an affinity for all things Disney. Guy provides a portal into one veteran’s and his family’s experience with PTSD lending insight to understanding the condition on an individual, family, and humanistic level.
Brent Bandemer is an award-winning Chicago-based filmmaker. He discovered documentary filmmaking while studying post-production at Columbia College Chicago. When directing a short documentary on a sub-culture quickly transformed into a character story, he saw the true dynamic nature of the documentary genre. After winning the Audience and Jury awards for his film Gone at Columbiaâ€™s student film festival, he immersed himself in documentary courses and his affinity continued to grow along with his editing and directing skills. Upon graduating, he was accepted into Kartemquin Filmsâ€™ internship program where he was able to experience film production at various stages. He currently works as a freelance editor.