An Award-Winning Film Pays Tribute To Our Heroes. DVD Premieres May 18th
New York City (March 12, 2010) - Commemorating our nation's greatest generation this Memorial Day holiday, Virgil Films & Entertainment and One-Eighty Films are giving audiences a piece of history to take home. Winner of the GI Film Festival 2009 for Best Narrative Feature, Everyman's War is a heartwarming tribute to our soldiers' valiant and heroic efforts. Directed by Thad Smith, this poignant film follows the story of his father, Staff Sergeant Don Smith, of the 94th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. In an effort to recognize the sacrifices made by veterans loved and lost, the DVD will be made available on May 18th featuring an in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette.
The emotionally charged film honors an esteemed generation of heroes while providing viewers a true glimpse of the courageous steps they took on and off the battlefield. Shot in Oregon, the film chronicles the story of one man, very similar to many other veterans. Wounded, unarmed, and surrounded by enemy tanks, Smith forces on to save a company of men and make his way through enemy fire. Like many brave soldiers, Smith found his last degree of strength through a symbol of hope. It was his hope that would keep him alive and bring him back home to the family he left behind.
"The struggles that these men endured and the bravery they displayed, gave us the freedoms we take for granted every day," says Thad Smith "it is important that they are not forgotten."
"This film thoroughly hones in on the emotional, mental, and physical challenges these men had to endure," Joe Amodei, President of Virgil Films & Entertainment. "Through 'Everyman's War' we hope to pay our respect to the brave soldiers whom will never be forgotten."
Bonus features on the disc include: An in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette that follows cast and crew members through the full production process beginning from the initial script adaptation up until the editing process. Viewers get a thorough peek into the preparation of recreating 1940's Germany by the crew, as well as the training done by the actors at "Boot Camp" with real Army Veterans.
Everyman's War - Synopsis: In 1942 19-year-old Don Smith left everything behind to serve his country during World War Two. His profound journey takes him from his Oregon mill town to the beaches at Normandy and a snow covered forest in Germany, which led to victory during the infamous Battle of the Bulge.
In the midst of desperation and fear, he grasps onto his only lifeline of hope, a love letter that empowers him with a courage no man has ever seen. As he carries his letter for three brutal years, he battles everyman's war and helps him reconcile that the loss of hope can sometimes be worse than the loss of life. One man's courage... One man's hope... Everyman's War.
For more information about the film, please visit: www.everymanswarthemovie.com
Based on the novel, Everyman's War by Craig Smith. Available on Amazon and local bookstores.