After pitching and successfully being granted a budget from Clemson University, I began production on a film for the 2018 College Emmy/ Student Academy Awards. The Letters That Guided Us brings together a diverse cast and crew from vast ages ranges and experience levels. Physical production began in October 2017, wrapped in December of 2017, and had a black tie, red carpet premier with a capacity crowd.The Letters That Guided Us opens in the wake of the US involvement in the Vietnam War. William Warren has just returned home from his tour and is seeing home and the people he left behind for the first time in years. Through the course of the 30 minute film, the audience hops into an adventure meeting allies, enemies, and people in between as they track three distinct story lines of William's life.