Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
With John Cameron Mitchell, Charlie Kaufman, Rebecca Miller, Patty Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and more recently, Barry Jenkins recently moving out of the so called “inactive” period, we decided to compile a list of the top ten American filmmakers who, for the most part, we’ve lost sight of and would like to see get back in the director’s chair again. Most of the filmmakers listed below have gone well over half a decade without a substantial movement in this category. Here is
The poster plays on Stewart’s star power, while doing the obvious Photoshop tactic of blending her body into another image. Not trying to draw any conclusions from the poster, but is it suggesting Stewart’s character is bigger than all this or that it is a part of her?
Starring: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, John Heard, Michael Welch, John Robinson.
Running Time: 102 minutes
The title itself, Prisoner Of War, already has us asking deep and meaningful questions. Who are the prisoners of war? Is it the literal prisoners we see in the film or the young men going out to war for the first time? Are we in fact all prisoners of war? Prisoner Of War, or Boys Of Abu Ghraib as it’s known in the Us, may not have any solid concrete answers, but it does give a genuine and good hearted look at a serious issue.
Sent out on his first tour Jack Farmer, played by writer and director Luke Moran, ends up volunteering as an MP to preside over the POWs. He starts off as the innocent with burning questions about the ways the prisoners are treated,
This dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, Abu Ghraib, where he’s tasked with guarding the Army’s highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent detainee (Omid Abtahi), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him.
War. What is it good for? Well seemingly it’s good for churning out war film after war film. Some bad. Some good. Thankfully Prisoner of War falls into the latter camp. Produced by the same people behind Traffic and Blood Diamond, the films is loosely based
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This dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, Abu Ghraib, where he’s tasked with guarding the Army’s highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent detainee (Omid Abtahi, Argo), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him. Also stars Sarah Paxton (Aquamarine), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga) and John Heard (Home Alone).
Head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska has licensed rights to 4 Digital Media for the UK, Anchor Bay for Australia/New Zealand and Daro for South Africa.
Mehandjiyska will continue sales in Cannes next month.
Vertical Entertainment handles the current Us release of Boys Of Abu Ghraib, Luke Moran’s feature directorial debut about a friendship between a Us solider and an Iraqi detainee at the notorious prison.
Moran stars with Sean Astin, Sara Paxton and John Heard. Edward Zwick presents the film with Marshall Herskovitz, who served as executive producer alongside Rogan Donelly.
Electric Entertainment’s international sales and distribution division launched last year at the Afm and the slate include Aj Edwards’ The Better Angels, John Slattery’s Sundance entry God’s Pocket, Hannah Espia’s Transit and The Wannabe, on which Devlin
Boys of Abu Ghraib comes to theaters March 28th, 2014 and stars Sara Paxton, Sean Astin, John Heard, Michael Welch, Scott Patterson, Omid Abtahi, John Robinson, Elijah Kelley. The film is directed by Luke Moran.
Arrow Films has secured all UK rights to to John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment.
The film, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, will be released in the UK later in 2014.
Review: God’s Pocket
It was reported last week that the movie will be released on May 9 in Us theatres, distributed by IFC Films, and it will be available on video demand from May 14.
The film, which drew heated bidding for the foreign rights when it debuted at Sundance in January, was acquired by Electric and became part of their slate at last month’s European Film Market in Berlin.
Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska negotiated the deal with Tom Stewart, acquisitions director for Arrow Films.
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