Look for The Mullah’s Storm on the big screen!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 29, 2014 – Herald Square Entertainment, LLC today announced that David Sardi will make his feature motion picture directing debut with the military action-adventure “The Mullah’s Storm.”
Based on the novel by thriller writer Tom Young, “The Mullah’s Storm” features U.S. Air Force Major Michael Parson who, after surviving the crash of his transport plane and losing his entire crew, finds himself in the middle of an Afghan blizzard with only Sgt. Sophia Gold and her “high value” detainee, fighting for survival against a treacherous Taliban radical. The story, winner of the Gold Medal Award from the Military Writers Society of America, is a fast-paced, epic tale of endurance, commitment and the close bonds forged in combat by our men and, now, women warfighters. Those bonds get complicated when men and women fight side by side. Published by GP Putnam & Sons, the novel is the first of four detailing the exploits of Parson and Gold.
David  Sardi  is  a  major  motion  picture  first  assistant  director  with  over  thirty  years   of  experience  spanning  a  vast  body  of  work. He  has  guided  the  productions  of  many  top   Hollywood  movies  including  such  popular films  as “GI Joe: Retaliation,” “Identity Thief,” “Safe House,” and “Fast Five.” During  his  long  and  varied  career,  he  has run the productions for some  of  America’s  most  respected  directors  including   Oliver  Stone,  Sidney  Lumet  and  Nora  Ephron.  His  more  recent  credits  include “The  Town”  starring  and  directed  by  Ben   Affleck, “Fast Five” with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and  the  current  actioner,  “Need  for  Speed” starring “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul. Sardi was the winner of the Director Guild of America Assistant Director Award for his work on the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning feature “Born on the Fourth of July.”
“The Mullah’s Storm” will be shot digitally in the 4K format, capturing the highest possible visual resolution. Principal photography of the film is scheduled to begin in December 2014 in New Mexico. The movie will have its theatrical release in 2015.
Casting for the lead roles of Maj. Michael Parson and Sgt. Sophia Gold is now being conducted by Hollywood casting director Jennifer Ricchiazzi, CSA, of LaLa Casting, Los Angeles, California.   With a broad background in big budget productions to small budget independents to TV pilots,  Jennifer has worked on some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed movies with some of the most talented casting directors in the business including David Rubin (“The Talented Mr Ripley”), Deborah Aquila (“The Illusionist” and “Underworld”) and Billy Hopkins and Kerry Barden (“Deja Vu”).
The filmmakers have dedicated the film to our service men and women who have volunteered their time, blood and lives so the rest of us can live in peace and security here at home.
About Herald Square Entertainment, LLC
Herald Square Entertainment, LLC is a film development and production company dedicated to bringing riveting stories to the screen. HSE engages creative talent, gives them the tools to work with and gets out of their way. Herald Square Entertainment, LLC’s affiliate Tontine Films most recently produced the creepy sci-fi drama “Sleeping and Waking,” that had a U.S. theatrical art house run, was a Netflix selection and is now available on demand on Google Movies.
For More Information: Media Relations, Herald Square Entertainment, LLC; phone 301-785-4319; e-mail:producer@themullahsstorm.com.


New Thriller, THE WARRIORS, Marks 20th Anniversary of Deadly Conflict in Bosnia

Author Tom Young in the flight engineer’s seat of a C-130 on an airlift mission over the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Twenty years ago, Sarajevo burned. From 1992 to 1995, the Bosnian capital endured one of the worst sieges of modern warfare.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of other significant events from the Bosnian war, as well. In 1993, the United Nations declared a number of “safe areas,” including the town of Srebrenica. Two years later, thousands of Muslim men and boys died at Srebrenica in the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II. The siege of the city of Mostar, as well as mass murder in the Lašva Valley, both took place in 1993.

Reader Mail

One of the most enjoyable things about becoming a novelist is hearing from readers. Some of the neatest e-mails come from kids, especially those who have chosen one of my novels for a book report. I’ll share with you a question I received from a student. (I won’t put him on the spot by revealing his name.) But he wrote to say he was doing a paper on the themes in THE MULLAH’S STORM, and he wanted to know where to start. Here’s my answer:

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Air Mobility Command Museum

If you’re interested in the kind of aircraft that most often appear in my novels, do yourself a favor and visit the Air Mobility Command Museum. You’ll find it at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. You won’t need a military ID to see it, because it’s located outside the operational area of the base. (It’s free, too, though they graciously accept donations.)

The museum volunteers are veterans, many of whom have logged thousands of hours in the aircraft you’ll visit. Just hearing those veterans’ stories makes the visit worth the drive. The museum’s planes include the C-130, C-141, C-124, KC-135, C-121, C-133, and the B-17. The list goes on much longer.