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Child actor Chris Brodbeck as Sam Gold, playing with his special soldier. “Mentally he had to prepare himself in a very mature manner,” said Rosen. “He was so professional, so mature. I am so blessed.”

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Nicole Rosen’s 16-minute “Toy Soldier” will show at the GI Film Festival in May.

When Nicole Rosen sets out to make a film, she doesn’t shy away from sensitive subject matter—she pursues it. One of her first projects in high school was called “Life Chronicles.” “Basically I shot people who were dying, suffering from terminal diseases,” Rosen said. “They wanted to film their lives for their families. I think it really hit something—my first really intense experience in filmmaking.”


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