But You Didn't
But You Didnt

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Based on the anonymous poem of the same name, often attributed to Merrill Glass. It's said that the author was widowed and died of old age. When her daughter was organizing her remains, she discovered this poem her mother had written to her father back then, titled "But You Didn't". -- This veterans day consider giving some to those who have given all // rebrand.ly/milit4aa7b - Featuring Kelsey Flynn & Jacob Taylor and Roosevelt Stone & Isabella Barbarasa VO by Maya Tuttle Directed & Edited by John Wikstrom Cinematography by Idan Menin Co-Produced by Jesse Zhu and Travis Campbell Music by Thomas Goralski Color by Taylor Black Production Designer - Daniel Clay Fox Art Director - Meranda Carter Sound Design and Mix by Nicole Pettigrew First AC - Alex Cameron Second AC - Zac Pullam Gaffer - Paul Tackett & Aaron Pagniano Grip - Connor Griffin HMU - Jordan Genung BTS Photos - Nick Wilson Special Thanks // Panavision, Community Films, Michelle Pullam, John Kubin, Jed Williams, Maureen Pohl, Stephanie Schaldenbrand, Austin Hepp, and Ryan Liebert. Shot on an Alexa Mini with Panavision C and T series Lenses.


Andre Barreto : You only had 2 videos, but I can safely say I'm so glad that I subscribed to this channel. As an aspiring videographer I get a lot of inspiration from your uploads, this video is no exception! Keep up the great work 👍

choprjock : "But you didn't". That is a powerful video, and very well done. Less than 1% of the U.S. population is on active duty. The families of the remaining 99+% will not have their day interrupted by thoughts about their loved ones being in harm's way. My mother endured deployments to war zones by her uncles, her brother, her husband and her son. She was 5'2", 100 lbs., and the strongest woman I've ever known.

Geon Quuin : Yo, what the hell?! I'm tearing up badly over here. Why'd you have to give me them feels!

Red Rosas : I should have left you in that street corner where you were standing BUT YA DIDN'T

Johnny Sammour : Reddit is proud

Abiraam Santhran : This was such a good short. Best 2 minutes ever spent.

SkinnyPaintbrush : BUTCHA DIDNT

John Connor : Beautiful short film for vets day. Congrats man

Michael Litwin : Stumbled across this video on my first trip into Reddit land, and I'm pretty sure nothing else I see on the site will ever compare to this. Broke my heart. Amazing video.

Gene Samuel : Beautiful! Powerful, and Robust! thank you!

LiquidZero : This. Thank you for this. Happy Veterans Day.

LeZ : That some powerful message in a short film. Well done.

jrmusante1 : Thanks, now I can't leave my room for the next 2 hours.

Caitlin Yoong : this is the poem im using for my literature project

TeighMart : This is incredible. And just in time for Veterans day too. Thank you.

Punchline Cafe : John, this is so good. Looking at your other work, you are a master of tugging on heartstrings; selecting and crafting these moments that are incredibly beautiful and truthful. I hope to see a lot more of your work soon.

MAI : This is the most beautiful thing i've seen for awhile

Chris Sirois : You are talented, and I'm subscribed! Looking forward to great things ahead for you! Sharing on FB. This needs more views!

Mark Holifield : John, that was beautiful. Thank you.

Steven Kleeman : I didn't sign up for this feels trip.

Archer Aldcroft : John, this is simply stunning. I really love what you've done. My hope is to one day put out a film as captivating and heart achingly beautiful as this. You sir have earned a subscription out of me.

Daniel Goldman : it;s amazing what can be accomplished in 2 minutes. so many stories, emotions.... beautifully done.

Simonsini : Ain't gon lie, this is beautiful

PINT-SHOT-RIOT : Thought provoking and beautiful also bittersweet, great visuals for the poem

rkkrqqqqrssss : I found this video to be very fitting for Veterans Day. Thank you for making this.

WhaleboneMalone : Man, what a beautiful video!

Wenhao Lin : Oh, this was strong. Stronger than I expected. So strong that I'm afraid I'll end up crying in the middle of the night. Wait, I already am

TeamGlobalhawk : Damn, that hit me right in the feels. 😢

Luke Jed Davis : Excellent work, good on you for using a comment as inspiration to turn it into something magical

Poorna Chandra Reddy Bandaru : Yes, I did. I shared this amazing video.

Franz Sanders : I’m not crying, it’s just raining indoors... In all seriousness, this was very well done. I’m also glad that you made this a very apolitical Veteran’s Day video. Thanks, and Happy Veteran’s Day!

Convictive : This is great, keep it up dude.

Zacharie The Meme : I should've have left you on that curb where you stood.

petev23 : Man tears were shed

The Mursu : Welp that made me cry

hannes nyberg : Sid she say "did" or "didn't" in the end? Did he not love her?

Ben786 : I'm not crying, you're crying!

y m : Whoa! Great job interpreting the poem from reddit. I want to see more:)

Matteo Olliver : what i'm looking for the meme

M. Fujikawa : Excellent! Love your work!

Chen : I’m not crying you’re crying

簡宥名 : I thought she drag him to the beach. And spill the food on the car to.

FromPlsNerf : B E G O N E T H O T

Putturin : This is actually really, really, really good.

Locke : Just... amazing.

Simon Liao : So when does this movie come out in theaters?

Marc Hammerding : I was just sitting on the toilet pooping, casually opening youtube for a good laugh. Now i have peepee in my eyes but not from peeing myself.

BrunswickPlaysGames : I’m confused....but this is actually a good video.

Jake_from_Statefarm : What the fuck, I wasn't expecting to cry dammit. Well done, and beautiful imagery. I wasn't familiar with this poem prior to now.