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Eric Leja

Season 2 | Episode 6
26m | Jan 23, 2024

I talk with Eric Leja, writer, director, filmmaker, Marine redleg.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • how much artillery folks love Lawton, Oklahoma (all love -- really);
  • transitioning from the military to Hollywood, including helping The Hallmark Channel with military protocol;
  • the value of the Veterans Writing Project from the Writers Guild Foundation, accepting applications until February, 12, 2024 by 11:59pm PST;
  • what qualities veterans bring to filmmaking;
  • the occasional negative elements of being a veteran in Hollywood;
  • Generation Kill is the most authentic Iraq/Afghanistan war series/film (open for arguments);
  • the exciting future for this writer and filmmaker


Eric's filmmaking story is one of hard work, helpful programs, and his eye and talent for unique storytelling. I am excited to share his story and post this fun conversation. (And if it's too much artillery talk...apologies. Trust me, there was more.)


Eric's Indie Film Highlight: director Sebastian Rist, Lovaganza: La Grande Illusion (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21994356/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk)

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Links:

Veterans Writing Project (https://www.wgfoundation.org/programs/the-veterans-writing-project)

Generation Kill (https://play.max.com/show/d24904ad-9b39-4117-abf1-e22496ba98a9)

Eric Leja's IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5498628/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Eric's X Account: https://twitter.com/EricLeja



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