Producer / Director / Writer / Editor

A Fight For the Fatherland

H ow would you feel if you could look at war from both sides? A Fight for the Fatherland shows an unbiased view of war. An ambitious debut feature film by 16-year-old Chris Jaycox inspired by his grandfathers experience in WWII as a Hitler Youth. Winner of Canadian International Film Festival in 2001 (Student Drama).

After writing the 60 page script Chris turned to his local legion for support interviewing veterans and using actual WW2 rifles that had been mounted on the wall as props in the movie. Chris held auditions for film parts at his local high school and shot the movie at a few locations nearby. Premiering at many film festivals and the local legion the movie was released and featured at video stores for rental.




45min – Feature Film


Canadian International Film Festival, BC Student Film Festival, Toronto Teen Film Festival


Writer, Director, Producer, Editor


1st Place – Canadian International Film Festival
2nd Place – BC Student Film Festival

“One of the biggest accomplishments that still resides with me is the standing ovation the movie received from a screening at my local legion. They loaned us all the rifles and many of the props from the movie. It’s something I’ll remember forever.”

– Chris Jaycox