Brendon Garrett Stars In New Short Film Making Its Debut This Week
Garrett Plays A Soldier Coming Home From Iraq Dealing With PTSD
Monday, May 5, 2014 —
Brendon Garrett is starring in a short film set to make its debut this week as part of the CSUN Senior Film Showcase. In the film, "If Ever There's A Tomorrow," which screens Wednesday night at the Leonard Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, Garrett plays the role of an Iraq vet returning home and dealing with post traumatic stress disorder.
The film is about the soldier coming back from the war on an honorable discharge and finding out his sister is getting married in a few days. Since his dad was never there for the family the soldier had always promised his sister that'd he'd walk her down the aisle. But making a quick adjustment back into the swing of things proves incredibly difficult. In addition to trying to support his sister, he is also trying to live up to a promise to a friend to be there for the friend's wife and daughter. The soldier is determined to live up to his word to all but he has to fight a lot of inner demons to make it happen.
"This was a great role for me," said Garrett. "Playing such a complicated and emotionally torn character was a challenge but also a dream part for an actor. It gave me a chance to really dig deep to be true to the role. But in doing so it also shows what I can do, so I am so happy to have done it."
A strong stage actor already, Garrett performed in Spring Awakening at the La Jolla Playhouse and played "Bart" in Adam Bocks, The Thugs, which was directed by Eric Hunicutt from I.O. West and the well-known, Second City. Not limited to the stage though, he was also cast in a supporting role in the feature film,Winning Formula.