Conscientious ObjectoR


In a breakout performance, writer-director JW Cortes stars as Jason Cruz, an Iraq war veteran arrested amidst allegations of murdering unarmed Iraqi children.

Jason attempts to detach himself from his unsuspecting family in an effort to save them from his pang of conscience. His bride, Kayla (Giselle Forte) fights to not only save her family but herself through the most trying situation of their young lives.

“Conscientious Objector” reminds us that the effects of war are indeed vast, complex and as unique as the Marines and Soldiers are experiencing them. Objecting to one’s self-conscience can be the toughest battle any one person can fight.

Official Selection - San Diego Latino Film Festival 2012
Official Selection - Rose Marine Latino Film Festival 2012
Official Selection - NewLatino Filmmakers Screening Series 2012
Official Selection - San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2011
Official Selection - East Harlem International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection - International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival 2011

Starring - Giselle Forte, Martin Chavez, Kutcha, Monica Steuer, Jorge H. Hoyos, Marisol Carrere, Dan Berkey, Raqiyah Mays, Gilbert Cruz, Susan Quinn, Michael Galante, Jaime Santana, Mike Roche, Sheldon Clarke, Irene Perez, Hisham Tawfiq, Benjamin Smith

Cinematography by Edwin Pagan
Produced by Martin Chavez, JW Cortes & Edwin Pagan
Directed & Written by JW Cortes