First off, congrats on getting a film finished. Never an easy task. Reaching "the end" is always a lot of work. I liked that it wasn't a lily white cast. I liked that a lot. One question: is there a reason we never see the actors together outside of the opening scene? It's all singles or "dirty" OTS( Over The Shoulder) shots thereafter. We never see any two shots or any other shot where we can see two faces at once, which robs very personal dialogs of their intimacy. Were the actors shot at different times? Some of the lighting and shots were very nice, and then some others were weirdly flat by comparison, especially on the bridge. The rest is offered as constructive feedback. And some of my reactions reflect some of those in posts above. The pacing is far too drawn out. Too many shots of Jack pacing around, looking whistful. There are more effective ways to convey his melancholy and lack of direction that showing him sighing and thinking deep thoughts. There's too much dialog. Most of the conversations are overlong and drawn out. Screenwriting requires the illusion of natural speech, but people in film and TV are much more succinct than in the real world. The overlong dialogs are not helped by the amount of repetition. We keep being told the same things over and over again in scene after scene. Once the audience knows something, take it as writ and don't repeat it. Example: we should only hear about Jack's father's death once, so when Jack is at the tombstone you could have had zero dialog, then have his daughter reveal what happened when she confronts him. This would add punch to their confrontation because we learn how fresh this is at the same time she is expressing it...it puts us THERE instead of at arm's length. re Jack's dilemma: any officer who is showing signs of indecision and remorse and turning down a promotion because of it is a candidate for counseling, not command. The Admiral's insistence even in the face of his concerns makes me think she's not qualified to hold her rank. Finally, a note about the opening: when in a life or death emergency and obviously short-handed, the officer in charge should be actively manning a station, not sitting in the big chair where s/he can't do anything but bark orders. It undermines the danger and immediacy of the emergency. Again, congrats on finishing!