Still In The Fight - The Movie

This was the official website for the 2012 documentary, Still In The Fight.
The content below is from the site's 2012 archived pages.

Still In The Fight takes you into the heart of 3 American heroes who have been severely injured in combat, and their rise physically & mentally to their new normal. This film takes you on an emotional roller coaster of combat, compassion, patriotism, and healing. Still In The Fight portrays the true spirit of an American warrior, his love of country, and his road to recovery....Positive personal stories of wounded warriors that are now far from the battlefield, but are still in the fight. The film stands for the positive side of recovery of our heroes, and will serve as a positive influence to other wounded warriors that have that road ahead.

Still In The Fight features 3 amazing young men. (Lt. Jason Redman US Navy Seal) (Msgt. Spanky Gibson United States Marine Corps) (Cpl Kyle Carpenter United States Marine Corps) Their stories are incredibly inspiring, and truly dictate the mindset of todays military.

 

Friends of mine who knew of the about this documentary where in Baltimore helping me get ready for a long distance move to California. I had already committed to a local Baltimore moving company that also handled long distance moves. I was pleased that Von Paris was a full service agent for northAmerican Van Lines and their global network of storage facilities. The fact that they were a family business that had started in 1892 and was still going strong also added to my confidence in their work. I had scheduled the move in two weeks and realized that there was no way I would be able to pack everything in time. I didn't want to pay extra for their Optional Full Service Packing where Von Paris Moving & Storage personnel do the basic packing for me. So I texted HELP to some friends who were more than happy to pack, share some beers, and trade stories. Part of our far ranging conversation centered on what the US military was doing in the Middle East and Afghanistan. All of us had served and we all knew people like the three men portrayed in this documentary. Once I learned about Still In The Fight, I decided I would buy the DVD when I reached California. Update: It was well worth seeing.

 

 

Pictured is Cpl Kyle Carpenter at Walter Reed Joint Medical Hospital in Bethesda Maryland after Kyle suffered severe injuries from a enemy grenade blast in Afghanistan.

 

 

Msgt Spanky Gibson lost his leg from an emeny sniper round in Iraq. Spanky was the first ever amputee to re-deploy back into combat with a prostetic leg. Spanky inspires other wounded warriors as well as keeps very active with speaking engagements, wounded warriors sports, and more..

 

 

United States Navy Seal & wounded warrior Jason Redman. Jason sustained serious injuries during an ambush in Iraq. Jay received several machine gun, gun shot wounds while on patrol. In this picture Jay is noting he is about to go into surgery #32 into his recovery. Jay is very inspirational, and spends a lot of time with the Navy, and his company he created called wounded wear which helps other wounded warriors.

 

 

 

A long time friend and client of Billy Lewis, David Long founder of Specialty Engraving in North Carolina found out about what Brown & Lewis were working on, and after a few months decided to help finance the film to make it what it is today. David and his wife Janet are truly inspirational in making the film Still in The Fight a reality.

 

Shortly thereafter Brown talked with seasoned and talented  filmographer Billy Lewis fromOrange Street Films in North Carolina...Lewis and Brown traveled to Oklahoma, Maryland, Virginia, South Caroline to meet with Kyle, Jay, & Spanky and from the very start knew that these three guys were not only special, but iconic American heroes. Lewis served on the film as a producer, director, and  filmographer..

 

A long time friend and client of Billy Lewis, David Long founder of Specialty Engraving in North Carolina found out about what Brown & Lewis were working on, and after a few months decided to help finance the film to make it what it is today. David and his wife Janet are truly inspirational in making the film Still in The Fight a reality.

 

 

Once the film was underway, in the production stage, Brown knew that he had to find special music for the film that would not only properly tell the story through music, but the music needed to be a tool to create emotion within the film.  It wasn't long after that, that Brown met Jon Pierre a composer and music producer from the Chicago area. Pierre brought an amazing talent to the film, and wrote the compositions from his own inspirations. Pierre also brought some surprises to Brown that made the film even better.

 

"The film has been a true inspiration for me to be a part of" says Brown. "I am always thinking about our troops both at home and in harms way. It is a very tight knit group, and I think of my time in the military as serving with my brothers. And when one of our own is wounded, it feels as if it happened to a family member. This movie helps show that life, even painful life is worth living, and that each and every day you can achieve amazing things that you didn't ever think you could accomplish. I cherish the life long friendships that I've made with Jay, Kyle, & Spanky and will never stop thinking about them, long after the film has ran its course."

 

 

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