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USA | 2010 | 0:15:00 | Documentary Short
Directed by: Erik Spink

The Scavenger is the story of Joseph Garagalo a WWII veteran who was in the 121st Battalion, U.S.N. Sea Bees, 4th Marine Division. Many years after his service during the war, he decided that his community was not doing enough to remember those w ho sacrificed for freedom. So he set out to create The Bronx Veterans Museum. The only problem was; no one wanted to give the museum a dedicated space. After many  months of struggle, a very  unlikely home opened its doors to a fellow American hero.

Producer/Director: Erik Spink
Cinematographer: Joseph Piacentino
Associate Producer: Joan Bellwood
Camera Assistant: William Spink
Composer: Dylan Ezzie
Editor: Erik Spink
Sound Design and Mix: Salvatore Basilone

Erik Spink is an independent filmmaker born and raised in the Bronx. He is currently working on his BA in Cinema Studies at SUNY Purchase College. Erik works in both narrative and documentary filmmaking but his true passion is in telling true stories. He believes that, “ In life, one of the things we want most is the truth. So through my filmmaking, I try to capture moments of truth that, when projected, help us understand more about ourselves and the people around us.” Erik is the director, producer, and editor of The Scavenger.