Donre Walker, originally from Los Angeles, California is 31 years old. He currently resides in Compton, California and is a Military Liaison for Columbia College Hollywood helping veterans pursue their dreams of working the film and entertainment industry. He is the oldest of eight children and developed a love of writing at a young age overcoming many obstacles in his childhood to become the first person in his family to gain a Bachelor’s degree and is currently a Graduate student in pursuit of his MBA. Donre was overseas in service of his country during the birth of his first born daughter and the promise of coming home to meet her for the first time was a driving force for him during his deployment. His career goal is to be a working writer and director.
Donre served in the US Army from 2001-2012 and served two tours of Iraq as a 92S (Quartermaster) laundry and bath specialist and the the last year of his military career in a Public Affairs unit after being selected based on his film experience.
“I want families and troops to be able to see the impact that family support has on troops while they are in combat. I want my daughter to see this and know that nothing is impossible. I want to the world to see the talent of a Veteran and what we can do if given the chance. People don’t realize that we are more than soldiers and our stories go beyond what is seen on television.”
Check out Donre's film "Yellow Ribbon" below!
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