The Recruiter, a verité, feature-length documentary that travels to the Louisiana coast to present Sergeant First Class Clay Usie, one of the most successful Army recruiters working in America. Part surrogate father and part motivational coach, Sgt. Usie offers a very different vision of the army than usually portrayed. The film interweaves the dedication and determination of this consummate professional with the stories of four teenagers whom Sgt. Usie actively recruits. Shot over a nine-month period, the film follows these four possible conscripts as they complete their last semesters of high school and weigh their options. After seeing the day-to-day lives and realistic possibilities of these young people, whatever preconceptions you may have of what are their best options will be put to the test. The film premiered recently to an enthusiastic response at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Variety described the filmmaking as “fearless” and “brilliant”.