THE WEIGHT OF HONOR
A HEARTFELT AND EMOTIONAL DOCUMENTARY THAT LOOKS INTO THE LIVES OF CAREGIVERS OF OUR RETURNING SOLDIERS.
PLANNED RELEASE TO COINCIDE WITH VETERANS DAY.
We are excited to formally announce that Core Issue Productions, the creative team behind The Weight of Honor movie, has partnered with Virgil Films and Entertainment to be the official distributor for North America.
Virgil Films has a long history of working with independent filmmakers and documentarians, and is well-versed in coordinating releases for military-centric films, such as the Academy Award nominated film, Restrepo.
In the coming weeks, both companies will work to finalize agreements with major online retailers, such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, as well as popular streaming platforms, like Apple's iTunes Movies and Amazon Video.
Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming release of The Weight of Honor.
Official press release below.
The Weight of Honor Will Be Available On DVD and Digital HD This November - Currently Accepting Pre-orders.
New York, NY – Joe Amodei, President of Virgil Films proudly announces the acquisition of the Core Issue Productions produced documentary THE WEIGHT OF HONOR. The film directed by Stephanie Seldin Howard chronicles the lives of families caring for their returning soldiers severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The distribution deal was negotiated by Amodei and Tiffany Boyle of Ramos Law.
Filmed over five years, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR follows the lives of the family members of veterans catastrophically wounded in America’s longest war. Their lives are transformed overnight into 24/7 caregivers tasked with nursing for their war-wounded. The film is the first comprehensive documentary that reveals the family dynamic, their relationships before the wounds of war, and now, the uncertainties that lie ahead. The subjects are the spouses, parents and children who give a rare glimpse into their lives, as everyone grapples with finding a ‘new normal’ after the devastating effects of war time injuries.
Featuring interviews with Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Washington), Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) and a host of military and caregiving experts, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR pays tribute to those spotlighted but also brings truth to a fact of war that is rarely discussed.
In a statement, Amodei said:
Filmmaker Seldin Howard stated:
About Core Issue Productions
Core Issue Productions tells intriguing stories on a wide range of subjects --from documentaries about social issues, to films that illuminate a lighter side of our world. We are committed to being creative, thorough and most importantly, ethical in our filmmaking and production. Core Issue Productions was founded by Stephanie Seldin Howard and Rodger Howard.
About Virgil Films
Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, Pure Flix Entertainment, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the Oscar-nominated documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me; the award-winning documentary The Drop Box; the critically acclaimed, timeless, best-selling Forks Over Knives; and the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. They have also released the compelling follow up Korengal and others. Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms | www.VirgilFilmsEnt.com.