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Specialist (SPC) Colin Wells

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Specialist (SPC) Colin Wells

Colin Wells, originally from Hollywood, California is 31 years old and was born into the entertainment industry. He currently resides in Burbank, California and is a writer and aspiring filmmaker. His mother performed and directed at the world famous Groundlings Theater and is a successful screen and television writer and his father a renowned improv teacher. Colin grew up around comedy and as a child appeared on many television shows taking advantage of any chance he got to be in front of and behind the camera. He took the rules of improv comedy with him into battle; listen, agree, and be fearless. While on deployment Colin had a camera with him at all times, filming every chance he could the courage and comedy of his battalion.  He is a courageous writer with a unique comic point of view.

Colin served in the US Army from 2008-2012 as an Infantryman and was deployed with Operation Enduring Freedom.  

“One of the strongest and most important bonds is laughter. A laugh can inspire a man’s heart to remember home, to see the light at the end of his mission. I have seen firsthand the power of laughter on the battlefields. My own war torn heart was mended several times over by the hilarity of my brothers in arms.”

"Laughter Under Fire" is a documentary short told from the filmmakers’ experience in Afghanistan, his time served in the Army, and how laughter brought his battalion together. SPC Wells’ documentary short shows firsthand the power of laughter under extreme conditions.

 


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