World Premiere Screening: May 28, 2017 in Washington D.C. at the GI Film Festival.
To ensure the highest quality film, the production:
Utilized cutting-edge, top-of-the-line equipment. The short film was shot with two RED cameras, and the addition of a steadicam.
Shot at a professional back-lot location to replicate the context of the Fallujah environment (this is the exact same location Clint Eastwood recently used to film American Sniper). Click here to view production photos from the short film shoot.
Hired four military advisors (three U.S. Marine veterans and one U.S. Navy camera and combat veteran), including one Marine who actually served and fought in Fallujah in 2004.
Conferred with participants in the actual battle. Director Lindsay Holt reached out to Colonel Mike Shupp (USMC ret.), who was the Regimental Commander, 1st Marine Regiment, and who graciously and generously shared personal details the filmmakers incorporated into the story for accuracy, even replicating action props to match items carried by the Colonel. Click here to view a recent interview with Col. Shupp on Charlie Rose.
The production created a team of high-level filmmakers who have worked on projects including The Bourne Identity, White House Down, Up In The Air, I Am Legend, Open Range, Twilight, Anger Management, Thank You For Smoking, Dexter, Castle, The Division, and Face/Off. Click here to learn more about the creative team.
The production built a cast of amazing actors who have been featured on television in Ray Donovan, CSI: Miami, Code Black, The Mentalist, Castle, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, Law & Order: LA, and Alias, and appeared in the films American Sniper, Fort Bliss, The Dark Knight Rises, and Star Trek. Click here to discover more about the cast.
THEME SONG: “Angel”, the haunting Devil Dogs theme song written and performed by the director of the short film, Lindsay Holt, with music and production by Ira Ingber, captures the experience of Marines in Fallujah. Ira has worked with such music industry notables as Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, J.D. Souther, and Bonnie Raitt. Click here to listen to the song.
The Production has aligned with Canines for Veterans, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs at no-cost to wounded warriors and veterans suffering from PTSD, and pledged a portion of contributions and revenue from the short film project to this wonderful organization. Click here to learn more about Canines for Veterans.