This past week, Rucksack provided a little bit of production service to a short film called Aleppo, directed by Anthony Grippa. Even though there is never enough time to dedicate to our own slate, we are always trying to help out on good projects in any way we can and I'm really proud to have been a part of this one. Short films, like short stories, are often harder to write than features and this script really jumped out at me as something exceptional. The crisis in Syria is devastating beyond comprehension, and that's often where poetic moving images can step in to succeed where words fail. I'm sure the film will turn out to be something special and much talked about in the festival circuit next year.