A young Air Force drone pilot struggles to cope with the daily commute between his suburban family life in America and the war he fights by remote control.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Clayfield
Danielle Doyen ...
Amber Clayfield
Austin James Rodriguez ...
Austin Clayfield
Dan Stransky ...
Lt. Ben Sanders
Col. Paxton
Lt. Rhonda Ramirez
Capt. Fredericks
Capt. Monahan
Radio Voice 1 (voice)
John C. Bradbury ...
Radio Voice 3 (voice)
Will Blank ...
Radio Voice 2 (voice)
Afghan Father
Teenager 2
Teenager 1


AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE presents UNMANNED, an AFI thesis short film. Rick Clayfield is a young Air Force drone operator, launching air-strikes in Afghanistan remotely from a base in America, and returning each day to his wife and toddler son. Trained on video games and far from harm's way, Rick treats killing insurgents on his screen like getting a high score until his team makes a lethal mistake. Now, with growing stress at war and pressures at home, will he be able to continue as a 'cubicle warrior' and remain detached from the human cost of remote control warfare? Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama | Thriller | War



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