Matthew Blute

Cinematography and Advanced Imaging

The American Dream (Make a Movie Like Spike)

Narrative feature debut of Director/Producer Jamil Walker Smith, The American Dream follows Luis and Ronald, two best friends from Los Angeles, who video their last 36 hours before shipping off to Afghanistan. Through the lens of Luis’s camera, they capture their friends, family members, and places they call home – to remember who they are and where they come from. In their darkest hour, they turn on the video camera for the last time and document the final moments of their journey home.


DIRECTOR: Jamil Walker Smith


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