ABOUT THE MOVIE
is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country’s complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict. What resulted is an intensely raw feature film experience that will give audiences a deeply emotional and authentic view of the heroism at the center of this gripping story.
The Hornet’s Nest exemplifies the heroism and courage of our military personnel who face endless gun battles, roadside bombings, and sniper fire from an invisible enemy whose one goal is to kill Americans.
This is the story of our most valiant soldiers and Marines, told through the narrative of a father and son, attempting to reconnect under unimaginable circumstances, who are assigned to cover the conflict for one of the United States’ major broadcast networks.
Every American who sees this powerful film will gain a greater understanding of the heroism and sacrifice made by our soldiers and Marines in combat to protect our freedom.
Partnership screenings have been taking place all over the country, including special screenings at the Napa Film Festival, the G.I. Film Festival and at the Asian Society in New York for the Easter Seals.
The all-star soundtrack, featuring the song “Follow Me” by five-time Grammy winner Wynonna Judd and husband Cactus Moser, will be available from Gratitude Entertainment in 2014.
The Hornet’s Nest will be released nationally in theaters on May 23rd, 2014 with platform openings in select markets on May 9th and May 16th.