Federal Resources, a first responder solution provider located in Stevensville, MD, is hosting an exclusive showing of the new independent movie, RANGE 15, at the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) International Hazardous Materials Response Conference on June 16th, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Baltimore. The movie, tagged as the first film made entirely by veterans for veterans, stars actual veterans and Medal of Honor recipients alongside famous Hollywood actors.
RANGE 15 is the collaboration of two veteran-owned clothing companies, Ranger Up and Article 15 Clothing, run by Nick Palmisciano and Mat Best. The companies gained popularity among veterans and others through comedic videos placed on YouTube. With their dismay of Hollywood portraying veterans as unhappy “neanderthals”, the pair decided to team together and film a comedy to showcase that veterans can indeed have fun.
Nick and Mat set up an IndieGoGo campaign and raised over $1 million to acquire the funds for a feature length film. Federal Resources, a company that believes in and honors our veterans, became a key sponsor to the film, offering technical expertise and advice for the movie. The movie, a comedy horror zombie film, showcases many hazmat responders throughout the film. HazMatIQ instructor and Federal Resources Director of Training, Chris Waier was on set to ensure the responders were portrayed accurately.
The movie stars Mat Best and Nick Palmisciano along with William Shatner, Keith David, Danny Trejo, Sean Astin and other Hollywood heavyweights. Veteran and Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell, who inspired the movie “Lone Survivor”, and Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry also star.
“This movie is for the veteran community. It’s not for anybody else if they don’t want it to be.” exclaims writer and star Nick Palmisciano. “I hope it does a lot to bridge the veteran – civilian divide. But if it doesn’t and the only thing that happens is that our community has a movie that they love, then we succeeded.”
Federal Resources will host a screening of the film on June 16th in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Baltimore during the IAFC Hazmat Conference in Baltimore MD. The event will feature a cash bar and a screening of the film in its entirety. Admission cost will be a donation of “anything you can give”, with a $5 minimum donation. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the YVORRA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, CHIEF JOHN M. EVERSOLE ENDOWMENT FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONDERS. The doors will open at 6:00 pm EST for the cash bar social hour, followed by the film at 8:00 pm EST.