Connecticut filmmakers Jimmy Driscoll and Rich Lepoutre of Dreyus Films and Jim Amann of LA Productions and Entertainment will air their production, The Fence, on June 30 at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Milford. The film event will begin at 7 p.m., with the film’s showing at 8:30 p.m.
The 35 minute film was shot along the Connecticut shoreline in 2010 and features soldiers from the 134th MP Battalion based in Norwich. The story focuses on a family’s loss of a son to the Iraq War.
Soldiers who appeared in the film will be on hand and signing autographs, with proceeds going to TAPS, a non-profit organization aimed at offering support to the families of those who have lost their lives in the service of our country.
Behind the Scenes of The Fence will be shown immediately following the film and features interviews with the film’s production staff and Gold Star families from around the country, discussing their experiences with losing a family member to war.
The Fence has been accepted to several prominent film festivals this summer in Hollywood and New York City and was awarded “Best Regional Short Film” at the SENE Film Festival in Providence.
Amann, a life-long Milford resident and former Speaker of the House, representing the 118th district, founded LA Productions and Entertainment in 2009 shortly after leaving his political post. He said his aim has been to further the expanding television and film industry in the state of Connecticut. During his time as Speaker of the House, Amann worked to help extend tax credits for the digital media industry.