We did it! We cleared $15,000! Cue the theme to Rocky!
Our Kickstarter campaign to get the film distributed is officially underway! The deal is we’ve shot the film, we’ve edited the film, we’ve shown the film in very limited screenings, but we don’t own the music rights to distribute the film.
Lots of people like this film, and many people want copies (including several of the soldiers in the film). But music rights are really, really expensive. We’ve edited out as much music as we could, and the songs left over we believe are integral to the story and it would suffer without them.
We’ve had to sit on this for years and just want to get it out to the world. At $15,000, your contributions will allow us to pay for the music rights for all the music used in the film. Our stretch goal of $25,000 will also allow us to hire someone to help us with distribution.
Thank you in advance, and please take a moment to read more about the film.
We are currently working out a plan to get Year at Danger out into the world. For more information like us on Facebook or check back here, we’ll have more info in the coming days…
“Year at Danger” is the second film listed on Art Attack’s list of the Ten Greatest War Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen.
Steve Metze, then a major in the National Guard, created this documentary about his deployment at Forward Operating Base “Danger” in Tikrit, Iraq, in 2005. It offers unfiltered, uncensored coverage of the day-to-day life of a combat soldier, from the often excruciating boredom to the terror of frequent mortar and rocket attacks. In this day of sanitized media coverage and “pool” journalism, you’re probably never going to see a chronicle this raw and uncensored.
Here’s the full music video for Jesse Dayton’s I’m Comin’ Home. Clips from Year at Danger (including some that didn’t make it into the finished film) are used throughout. The song is available on the compilation album Voices of a Grateful Nation Vol. 1, sales of which benefit the Welcome Home Project and Soldiers’ Angels.