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The first in a series of genre films for a military audience
• The project has already raised $1.38MM in equity and is approved for up to a $500K tax credit for producing the film in New Mexico
• 3-part distribution strategy includes theaters, DVD and streaming rights, and foreign sales to military personnel abroad
• Veteran production team with a combined 50+ years in the entertainment industry and strong military ties
• Actors with offers pending (and looking to finalize shortly) include Titus Welliver, and John Ashton
Lonesome Soldier is the first in a series of films currently being produced by Military Movies, a studio that aims to become a well-known brand in the military marketing world by working with both active duty and retired military personnel to make character-driven, authentic American motion pictures.
Likened by Hollywood insiders to a “modern day Deer Hunter”, Lonesome Soldier is an incredible true story about a community in Middle America in the 21st century. Featuring an ensemble cast that should include both Oscar winners and nominees, as well as some fresh new faces, this film has a detailed casting strategy crafted to bring to life this story about love, family, pain, war, and community.
The Story Behind the Film
This powerful screenplay started as a text-message-of-a-screenshot-of-a-Facebook-post by the mother of the real life Jackson Harlow on which the film’s protagonist is based.
Jackson Harlow’s true-life heartbreaking story follows his decision to join the military. After witnessing traumatic battlefield events (unsuccessfully attempting to save a little girl in Iraq before his best friend, Ritchie, dies in his arms after saving his life), he returns home to American only to spiral into opioid addiction, finding himself in a coma for 4 years before making a miraculous recovery.