Advance Screening For "Soldiers of Paint," A Film About D-Day Re-created As A Paintball Game

Two Washington, DC, based filmmakers announce an advanced screening of their feature length documentary film, "Soldiers of Paint", about the world's largest paintball game.

Online PR News – 16-July-2012 – Washington, DC – Two Washington, DC, filmmakers are screening their completed film, “Soldiers of Paint”, which follows a dramatic battle involving 5,000 people who re-stage the Invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, in Oklahoma. Instead of bullets they use paint and it’s any man’s game, which means the Germans could win! And these guys are serious. They spend all year preparing their battle strategies (including finding ways to spy on each other) and on game day they come ready to fight with full-size tanks, airplanes, and bazookas. The battle takes place each year on a 700-acre piece of land, which includes Utah, Sword, and Omaha “beaches”. The owner, Dewayne Convirs, takes on this endeavor as a tribute to his grandfather who landed on Omaha Beach and, ultimately, in support of our veterans. CNN recently ran a story about the massive paintball event.

The film is a character-driven story with plenty of action, drama, and humor that is sure to appeal to cineasts, paintball enthusiasts, and military buffs alike. But don’t take our word for it. Come join us and see for yourself and in the process support DC’s independent filmmaking community. In the meantime, check out an advance clip on YouTube.

The directors, Doug Griztmacher and Mike DeChant, live and work in the Washington, DC, area. Doug is a freelance cinematographer and frequently works for several local production companies, includ- ing The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Mike is a video producer at a DC-based non- profit organization. Their previous collaboration, “Bone Mixers”, won several film festival awards, including best local film at the DC Shorts Festival. They produced and directed “Soldiers of Paint” with many contributions from DC’s local film community, including film director and GWU film program director Nina Seavey, Henninger Media Services, Third Story Films, DC Camera, and Studio Unknown (Baltimore), among others.

This advance screening is a chance to see the film and meet with the filmmakers before it begins its film festival run and subsequent theatrical and online distribution. See you there!

WHEN: 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 24th

WHERE: AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, Md.

TICKETS: $9. Purchase online.

If you are a movie critic, blogger, or press and would like complimentary access to the screening, please email us at

Double Six Productions, LLC, is a Washington, DC, based independent film production company dedicated to creating feature length documentary films with unique stories and compelling characters. "Soldiers of Paint" is the first feature length film completed by Double Six Productions.

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