Blue Spill heads to Sundance for the premiere of Legion of Brothers, their 13th Sundance Film.
In 2015 we were approached by Greg Barker to collaborate on his film, Legion of Brothers, about America’s first response into Afghanistan after 9/11. It is an incredibly powerful personal story which questions the nature of war, and the effect on those who served.
We’d previously worked with Greg on five of his previous films (Sergio, Koran by Heart, Manhunt, The Thread, Homegrown) and without the availability of archive on these events, he was looking for a means of telling these incredible stories. He was interested in developing a look for the film which wasn’t a traditional ‘war’ aesthetic, but was rooted in the memories of the returned soldiers.
We worked with the L.A. based edit for several months, and delivered around 25 minutes of vfx and graphic sequences for the completed film. The vfx sequences assisted in telling stories such as the infamous Tarin Kowt bombing, whereas the graphical elements included title sequence, lower thirds, narrative cards, character cards and end cards.
Legion of Brothers premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and received a two and a half minute standing ovation. We were very pleased to attend the premiere with the team, which included producers Greg Barker, John Battsek, Tresha Mabile and Peter Bergen, editor Robyn Schwartz, cinematographer Frank-Peter Lehmann and composer Philip Sheppard.
For more information on the film please see this Review
Blue Spill credits:
Titles and VFX: Blue Spill
Design Director: Allison Brownmoore
Flame Artist: Anthony Brownmoore
Designers: Joe Nowacki, Jon Petter Vorren