The teaser trailer for the Lance Kawas directed, Provocateur Flicks/Danetta Barney Production “Silent War” dropped Christmas Eve and is available for viewing on youtube.com.
The story of female Iraq war veterans, Specialist Smith (played by character actor, Melanie Mahanna) and Specialist Duncan (played by Tequilla Whitfield), “Silent War” tells the story of two female vets who suffer from PTSD, who face the spiral downfall from the aftermath of war once they return home from active duty in Iraq.
Suicide in the military has reached epidemic proportions. “Silent War” deals with both PTSD and suicide as Specialist Smith is contemplating suicide, Duncan, the voice of reason, does not abide by the advice she bestows on Smith. Duncan’s true friendship could be the antidote to Smith’s misery but Smith’s yearning to sleep peacefully forever besieges her as she feels what she has lost is irreplaceable.
“As I expect this to touch a lot of people’s hearts., says Lance Kawas, “We are editing the cut with Istvan Lettang slowly. It’s an emotional and powerful journey for this Terrence Malik/Christopher Nolan/intellectual type of film – it’s not just a war film. That’s all I can say.”
Said producer and make-up effect artist Dylan Sides, “Trailer for one of the films I produced this year just got released “Silent War.” I also created all the makeup effects for this project. We had our incredible team the same ones that produced “Revenge (of the Mask) on this one and we are proud of how this one is coming out. Lance and Istvan killed it agin! And kudos for Bobby Laenen for the amazing stunts and practicals!
Written By Lance Kawas and Danetta Barney, “Silent War” stars Jerry Narsh (Sergeant) Zack Kurz , Brian Heintz , Tim Parrish, Drew Haystead, David R. DeRousse , Dan Keary , Bobby Laenen, Melisa Sandlin , Timothy James Smith, Robert Holland , Jeffrey Marshall, Demetrius Tyrell Dennis, Javon Anderson, Ethan Kankula , with characters: Jessika Johnson, Christina Nicole, Bobby Leanen, Alex D. Hill , Joshua Lutey , Andrew Dawe-Collins , Will Bryson, Firas Shayota.
Director of Photography (DP), Istvan Lettang, stunts by Bobby Laenen, prosthetics and SFX by Dylan Sides, wardrobe by Christina Tomlinson, AD Tim Broaddus, sound by Matthew Sisco, music by Pierre Vaucher, CGI by Dark Hoffman, steady cam by Gregg Johnson, makeup/hair Lisa North and Danielle Brown.
The official trailer for “Silent War” comes out January 31.
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