BREAKING NEWS: Gravitas Ventures & Broad Green Recruit Three War Films Including ‘Citizen Soldier’

By July 6, 2016Press



The team behind the critically acclaimed immersive war film THE HORNET’S NEST returns with a heart-pounding, heartfelt grunts’ eye-view of war

LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2016) – Gravitas Ventures, in conjunction with Broad Green Pictures, today announced real life war drama CITIZEN SOLDIER would be available August 30th on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as additional platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, You Tube and XBox. Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud of Strong Eagle Media (SEM), CITIZEN SOLDIER will be released globally on VOD through Gravitas and domestically on Blu-ray and DVD through Broad Green Pictures.  Both disc versions will be available in over 3900 Walmart stores same day.

CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the “Thunderbirds.” Set in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan at the height of the surge, it is a heart-pounding, heartfelt grunts’ eye-view of the war. As a real life, modern day “Band of Brothers,” they demonstrate bravery and valor under the most hellish of conditions, embodying one of the fundamental pillars of the warrior ethos: to never leave a fallen comrade behind. Using unprecedented footage from multiple cameras, and with no judgment or political point of view, CITIZEN SOLDIER immerses viewers using 100% real footage and details exactly what these members of the National Guard are going through on the front lines.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the wide variety of platforms the film will be released on this summer.  This is a great opportunity for our audience to see this important look at the front lines of war, in the most convenient ways possible,” said Strong Eagle Media’s Bert Bedrosian.

CITIZEN SOLDIER is produced by Bert Bedrosian, David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud and Eran Harrill of SEM, with partner Wendy R. Anderson executive producing, in association with Charlie Anderson and Mike Camello from Charlie Mike Productions and John Brenkus, Jason Mergott and Frank Sinton from BASE Productions.

About Broad Green Pictures:

Broad Green Pictures is a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014. The fully-integrated movie studio provides filmmakers with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships with both rising talent and established filmmakers, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences, pushing boundaries and taking creative risks.  The studio’s upcoming slate includes “The Infiltrator,” “Amazon’s The Neon Demon,” “Bad Santa 2,” a co-production with Miramax, “Ain’t No Half Steppin” and “Villa Capri.” The studio will also release Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time” and his untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender. Previously released films include “A Walk in the Woods,” the critically-acclaimed “99 Homes,” “I Smile Back,” “Learning to Drive,” “Knight of Cups” and “The Dark Horse.” Broad Green Pictures online:

About Gravitas Ventures:

Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Their most recent releases include Jonathan Hock’s “Fastball,” Colin Hanks’ “All Things Must Pass,” “Being Evel” from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” and “Barney Thomson” starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson. For more information, please visit and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.

About Strong Eagle Media

Strong Eagle Media is based in Beverly Hills, California and is a full-service Entertainment Company that develops, produces, distributes and markets entertainment content in all mediums Worldwide. Most recently, the Principals at Strong Eagle directed and produced the critically acclaimed feature length documentary “The Hornet’s Nest,” produced the feature film entitled, “The Perfect Game”, and the feature length documentaries entitled “Running the Sahara”, “For Right or Wrong” and “La Source”. The Principals at Strong Eagle Media have collected over 200 awards, including numerous awards at major film festivals around the world.

About BASE Productions, Inc.

BASE Productions, Inc. is an 11-time Emmy Award and 17-time IDEA Award winning-production company that is setting ratings records and breaking new ground for cutting-edge reality, docusoap and unscripted infotainment programming. BASE’s innovative productions cover a wide variety of genres, ranging across sports, law enforcement, paranormal, automotive, and many other successful subjects. BASE’s unique style of blending technology and reality brings a signature look to all of their programming. The company has produced groundbreaking series and set ratings records for a variety of cable channels, and has longstanding successful relationships with nearly all of the major U.S. cable networks, including ESPN, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Tru TV, SyFy, A&E, National Geographic, and many others. BASE has American facilities on both coasts, with a corporate headquarters in the Washington D.C. market, and a 27,000 square foot production, post production, and soundstage studio in Los Angeles. BASE was founded in 1992 by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern.

Charlie Mike Productions

Charlie Mike Productions was founded by Anderson CEO Charlie Anderson and creative executive/executive producer Mike Camello. With years of experience in digital and physical distribution, Charlie Mike Productions lends its high-level access to filmmakers and partners to maximize their revenues, marketing, and distribution. Charlie Mike Productions specializes in producing and distributing film, television, and digital media, providing end-to-end solutions- from developing and financing, to theatrical, DVD, digital VOD and TV distribution. Most recently Charlie Mike has funded Strong Eagle Media’s first two military films which are currently in production “Citizen Soldier” and “Danger Close” (the second and third films of Strong Eagle’s Military Series).

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