Crossroads: The Rise

Crossroads: The Rise was produced at Fort Drum, NY in March of 2014 by veterans Gary Sands, Roy Mitchell, John Mikulski, and Eric Stafford. The film is one of two parts which portray the choices made by two soldiers throughout their career. Made by four veterans, Rise follows a soldier who makes positive choices for their life, while Crossroads: The Fall (as seen in the Alumni Portal) follows a soldier who struggles with the aftermath of a friend’s death. The group wished to portray how dealing with the experiences of deployment in different ways can change the course of a soldier’s life, as well as explore relationships between friends. It is a true work of collaboration.