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War-Torn: The Story of "Dobie" Gillies

War-Torn is a story of the life of Lynn Gillies. He joined the US Army at an early age and after serving for about 10 years, he became a helicopter pilot prior to being sent to Vietnam. During Vietnam, his heroic actions saved a group of US Marines, but he has lived with the traumatic experiences of that day and countless other experiences during his time at war. This documentary will hopefully serve as a beacon of hope for those struggling with PTSD and show them that they are not alone and that there is help out there.

This documentary was completed as a school project for my Documentary Film Class.

Directed by: Wesley West

Producer: Brienna Myers

Production Assistant: Tyler Klenk


Pretty Face

Pretty Face is a short thriller/horror film that I wrote for a school project. It is about a girl that meets a guy online and goes to his house for dinner.


The UliOne - Documentary

A short documentary about a street artist named Michael Ulibarri that goes by the name The UliOne. He is a street artist in the Orem/Provo area of Utah. This was completed for my Documentary Film class.


The Crop Top Crime. A short film completed as a final project for Cinematography 1 class. 

Angela Watters
Parker Thomson
Andy Mirchou

Director - Austin Young
Cinematographer - Austin Meredith
1st AD - Taylor Ballard
1st AC - Wes West
2nd AC - Zac Giforos
Key Grip - Christian Spangler
Gaffer - Juan Lopez
Sound - Sean Jensen
Editors - Austin Young and Parker Thomson

A "How To" video for class on how to make an omelette. 

The song is "Mind Heist" by Zack Hemsey.
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Music composed, orchestrated, and mixed by Zack Hemsey. 
Audio mastered by Lou Hemsey @ Lou Hemsey Music and Film. 

Even if you have good intentions, when you stop to help someone,  you never know when they will be mutants that end up killing you. 

This is a short film that I had to do for my cinematography 1 class. I had to come up with a story and shoot it all in one continuous shot. This was filmed with a Canon 5D Mark IV, edited in Premiere Pro, with some effects done in After Effects. Makeup was done by Noa Cassidy of Cassidy FX Studios.