On routine patrol through a small Iraqi hamlet, a convoy of US Army vehicles is suddenly ambushed. Private McKay, the squadron's newest recruit, finds himself thrust unexpectedly into his first ever combat experience. His ears ring from the shrieking of exploding shells, but McKay hesitates to return fire. In a matter of seconds his understanding of warfare is forever changed as he raises his gun and unloads on the target.
A film that got us into the finalists of HBO's Project Greenlight, Kill Joy is basically about the danger of socialization and the effects of warfare on our veterans.
Directed by: Brian L. Tan "BLT"
Producers: Steve Nguyen, Alex Valentine, Chris Mogannam
Edited by: Kendra Pasker
Cinematographer: Graham Robbins
VFX Supervisor: Matthew T. Lynn
Symbolic, emblematic, or representative.