Trooper

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Trooper

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Feature Film (Completed)

Triple Martini Productions
Factory Film Studio

Written, Directed, and Produced by
Christopher Martini

Executive Producers
Giada Dobrzenska
Richard A. Levine
Lori D. Renwick
Christopher Martini

Produced by
Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Business Affairs
Michael Patrick Lily

Producer
Benjamin McKay

Line Producer
Christopher Roth

Cast
Christopher Martini
Gary Swanson “The Bone Collector” “Whiskey School”
Max Martini “Saving Private Ryan” “The Unit” “Captain Phillips” “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Robert Walden “All the President’s Men” (Emmy Award Nominee)
Eddie Manley
Suzanne Didonna
Kevin Mambo “Cadillac Records” (2 time Emmy Award Winner)
Giada Dobrzenska
Richard Levine
Jerry Della Salla “The Green Zone”
Sayra Player
Marisa Vitali
Alex Emanuel
Gregory Lay

Music by
Hershel Yatovitz, featuring songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen & Jessi Robertson

Cinematography by
John Rotan

Edited by
Rodney Calhoun
Christopher Martini

Re-Recording Mixer/Music by
Christopher Koch

Unit Publicist
Becca Bryan

Media

Synopsis

Murphy O’Shea, an Iraq Veteran, has a hard time re-adjusting to society upon his return from a long tour. His world crumbles when he discovers his father, Bill, a Vietnam Veteran, is dying. “Trooper” is the story of a father and son, two veterans from two very different Wars, helping each other to get through each day, and heal the wounds of War.

Screenings

Diversity Film Festival – Tacoma, WA

Garden State Film Festival – Asbury Park, NJ

Gulf War Veterans Reunion – Dallas, TX

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival – Philadelphia, PA

Planet Hollywood – Times Square, NYC

John Jay College Veterans Group – NYC

101st Airborne “Snowbird” Reunion – Orland, FL

NYU Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association – NYC

The Cell – NYC

Military Writer’s Society of America – Orlando, FL

The Actor’s Studio – NYC

Awards

  • Trooper – Winner, Christopher Martini, Renaissance Man Award, 2010 – Garden State Film Festival

  • Trooper – Winner, Bronze Remi, 2010 – Houston Int’l Film Festival

  • Trooper – Script Finalist, 2008 – Rome Independent Film Festival

  • Trooper – Honorable Mention, 2010 – SoCal Film Festival

  • Trooper – Honorable Mention, 2011 – Voice Awards

Reviews

  • “A beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq veterans but is yet to be acknowledged by the Pentagon and is virtually unknown to the American public.”

    – The Huffington Post – by Joshua Kors

  • This movie is neither for the war or against it. It is 100% for the troops.

    – Christopher Neff, Former Lance Corporal, USMC, Infantry OIF 2003-2005

  • “Trooper” is a new kind of film—it doesn’t glorify war, nor does it send any antiwar message. It is instead, about young warriors who are still fighting their own inner battles, when the gunfire is silent and the battlefields are thousands of miles away.

    Rev. Bill McDonald, founder of the Military Writer’s Society of America and author of A Spiritual Warrior’s Journey

  • I was blown away by Chris Martini’s “Trooper.” It stirred a myriad of emotions in me that, as a veteran, I haven’t felt before. It’s a powerful yet sensitive film that hits its mark like a freight train, then provocatively presses further on points about veterans easily overlooked. Viewers will identify with this story; it bridges the gap between two generations of military service. Every veteran — no — every American, should see this film.

    LTC Raymond (Ray) Morris U.S. Army Special Forces (ret)

  • Someone once said that ‘War is Hell’ referring to the actual combat situation. Many times the hell begins after the tour of combat is over. Chris has done a great job portraying that in TROOPER….In watching the film the combat veteran realizes that he is not alone in his struggle and those around him understand a little better why he is as he is. Now let the healing begin.

    – Ed Beesley, USMC, Vietnam Veteran and author of Lucky Enough

  • “It’s an honest, stunning and raw film about one soldier’s struggle to cope with the after effects of combat, while the rest of his life falls apart.”

    – VeteransToday.com

  • “The film may be neutral, but in it’s own way it can help us decide whether constant warfare accompanying our interventionist foreign policy is really the way to go, since that policy guarantees nonstop casualties and fatalities with never- ending medical bills.”

    – American Free Press – by Mark Anderson