Both of Sergeant Tristan Dyer’s grandfathers and several uncles served in the military, so he was familiar with the values and life lessons one learns from the military, but looking back he didn’t realize it would shape his future.
Tristan enlisted before high school graduation and served in the U.S. Army for five years, with a year deployment in Iraq. After being honorably discharged, he left his home of coastal Maine to pursue a career in film and television in Los Angeles, California.
With a bachelor’s of art in visual journalism he was armed to tell the story of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who experienced sleeplessness, substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the Brave New Foundation, directing a short film, Enduring Erebus, which premiered in downtown LA (and has since played at other film festivals).
Tristan was one of only 15 applicants to be accepted into USC ‘s School of Cinematic Arts program and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in animation. He works tirelessly to create media that inspires people to think at a deeper level and to push the cause of veterans nationwide.