Mainly an experimental landscape film, I found myself on foot during late winter and early spring of 2011 scouring nearly every mile of Sandy Hook Park in New Jersey. A well-known barrier reef and popular beach location, it played an instrumental role in the defense of New York Harbor from the late 1800s to World War II. Worn out after each day I shot on location, I got the sense of what life may have been like for a soldier on this United States artillery base. It's a beautiful, yet rough and tough terrain, hence the name—Fatigue. But, the film goes further to examine the cold realities of war. With many artifacts left behind, including state-of-the art gun batteries from the late 1890s to Nike Missiles, it's now largely left in a state of disrepair. Somehow this seems disrespectful to the men who originally guarded this special place and the citizens who supported it up until the Nike Air System was deactivated and Fort Hancock's harbor guarding ended in 1974.