VORTEX MEDIA, BRAINSTORM MEDIA & ENDERBY ENTERTAINMENT HONOUR REMEMBRANCE DAY WITH NATIONWIDE RELEASE
A WORLD WAR II FEATURE FILM BASED ON NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER PEACE STARRING ALEXANDER LUDWIG, SAM KEELEY, CHRIS BROCHU AND FRANCO NERO IN AN ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 10, 2020
Vancouver/Toronto Canada: Vortex Media and Enderby Entertainment are pleased to bring Academy Award-winner Robert Port’s (TWIN TOWERS, AGENT X) military thriller, RECON to the Vernon Towne Cinema for the Canadian Premiere screening at 6:30 and 9:00 PM. Adapted from the critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Peace,” based on a true World War II event, by author Richard Bausch, RECON stars Canadian born Alexander Ludwig (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, THE HUNGER GAMES, “Vikings”), Sam Keeley (BURNT, “68 Whiskey”), Chris Brochu (DYNASTY, “Shameless”) and Franco Nero (DJANGO UNCHAINED, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2). The film was shot in British Columbia and is produced by Rick Dugdale and executive produced by Maury Povich. RECON is being distributed by Vortex Media on November 10th in time for Remembrance Day and available on Digital HD and On Demand.
RECON centers around four young men stationed in Italy in the midst of war. The action occurs over the course of one long day as they debate both their fates and that of life itself. As they struggle to make it off the mountain alive, these American soldiers face the worst that war can offer, and through this, each finds his own peace.
Dugdale helped get the production off the ground in British Columbia, Canada, where the film was shot in the winter, depicting severe weather conditions endured in Europe during World War II. The weather showed up as a surprise character in the film, with the production battling below zero temperatures in the mountaintops of the Canadian bush.
Writer/director Robert Port won an Academy Award for his film TWIN TOWERS, a documentary short about Detective Joe Vigiano, an elite New York City policeman who was killed during the tragic events of 9/11. RECON is Port’s feature debut, which he wrote and directed.
“My grandfather fought in the war, and I always envisioned one day making a story about World War II,” Dugdale said. “Looking at Rob’s adaptation and the vision that he wanted to make was very much in line with the story I wanted to tell.”
Povich was also moved by the story and the purpose. “After Pearl Harbor, there wasn’t a soul in the United States who didn’t believe that we should respond by joining the effort against Japan and Germany.”
“I’ve always found wartime dramas to be especially moving for me because the stakes are so high. It’s always life and death,” adds actor and executive producer, Alexander Ludwig. “It’s always interesting to explore the humanity behind something like that.” Ludwig adds, “A lot of this film is about characters dealing with two sides of themselves and trying to find themselves through the journey.”
Bausch is thrilled to see his book come to life on screen. “I think it’s a stunning piece of work,” he said. “Every single frame of it is beautiful, I could not have been happier. There are sections of it where I think it’s going beyond the book.”
“The story explores the themes I find most important in life – morality, friendship, love, life and death. And I just wanted to honour Richard’s work.” Port added, “The most important is morality because without it, it’s like being lost in the woods without a compass.”
“We are proud to partner with Brainstorm Media and Enderby Entertainment to bring this important film to Canadian audiences in time for Remembrance Day,” said Rob Harrison, EVP of Distribution and Marketing with Vortex Media. “We don’t want to forget all the Veterans who served. RECON is a great way to honour their bravery at this time of year.”
About Vortex Media
Vortex Media is a boutique studio bringing together global distribution and film and television production across all genres. It comprises three divisions: Vortex Canada, specializing in the theatrical release of feature films and monetization across all platforms; Vortex International, a worldwide sales and distribution company; and Vortex Productions, an in-house production company with the resources to self-finance and produce feature films and made-for-television movies.
About Enderby Entertainment
Founded in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., Enderby Entertainment is a global film, television, financing and production company based in Beverly Hills, California. In nearly 13 years, the company has produced 18 feature films. An innovative company steeped in diversified production experience worldwide, Enderby Entertainment puts storyline first and foremost, while ensuring that investors, filmmakers and talent are supported from production to release. For more, visit www.enderbyentertainment.com.
For interview requests with Rick Dugdale, Robert Port and actors, photos and screeners please contact:
Lesley Diana | The Promotion People | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575
- Recon on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7713810/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
- Recon Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUNWCpqDTOA
RECON Running time: 95 Minutes
Language: English and Italian with English Subtitles
Rating: Not rated
Canadian Distributor: Vortex Media: Rob Harrison | firstname.lastname@example.org | 647-808-0400