DAVID SARDI TO DIRECT THE MILITARY ACTION-ADVENTURE FEATURE MOTION PICTURE “THE MULLAH’S STORM”
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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.
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