RUNNING ON EMPTY
(55 min) US
[watch trailer]

SATURDAY 10/21, 2:30 PM (Session 5)

Directors: Joey Dwyer, Timmy Dwyer
Producer: SGT Brendan O'Toole

Description:
A cross-country journey intended to make a difference, in the beginning, was certainly looked upon as an ambitious dream of young wanderers; however, when O’Toole reached Dallas, TX, people started to believe it was possible. Mile by mile, America arose to show its true colors within the people along the route. These unique interactions inevitably kept Brendan pushing through the toughest days on the road. Told from the perspective of two brothers, Joey and Timmy Dwyer, the film depicts SGT Brendan O’Toole during his passion driven pursuit. After a grueling year on the road Brendan completed his 3,600-mile run from Oceanside, CA to Portland, ME with a greater understanding of his country and himself.

Biography:
Brendan O’Toole served in the United States Marine Corps from 2008-2012. During his time in the Military, O’Toole completed two successful deployments. His first tour was in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In 2011, Brendan was deployed to Afghanistan with marine air support squadron 1. Upon his arrival he was assigned to Regimental team 6. Stationed in the Western part of the Helmand Providence, outside the city of Delaram, O’Toole was responsible for all ground to air support communications. In June 2012, SGT Brendan O’Toole completed his active Military duty.

Joey Dwyer, inspired by the stories that alter people’s perspectives, is a filmmaker based out of Brooklyn, NY. After studying film production in North Carolina, Dwyer started JWD Productions. He has collaborated on projects with Red Bull, NBC Ali Sports, Hurley, Toyota, INDY 500, The Explorers Club, and a handful of other creative outlets.

Timmy Dwyer is pursuing film and commercial production in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, he seeks to make a career capturing engaging stories through innovative style and technique. He has recently captured aerial videography for clients such as JP Morgan Chase and Corbis Motion.

Contact Information:
e: joey@jwdproductions.com
w: www.runningonemptyfilm.com


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