Satellite Drop is an Official Selection of the GI Film Festival
20 July 2018: Leirigh Films LLC has announced that the film, Satellite Drop, is an Official Selection of the GI Film Festival. The GIFF is one of the top military film festivals in the United States. In it’s 12th year, the festival will be held on September 25-30, 2018 in San Diego, California.
“We’re thrilled and honored to be in the GI Film Festival. Satellite Drop was made for our military, as a way to give back with a bit of humor,” said L. V. O’Connell, Director of the comedy film.
Satellite Drop is a short film based on the true story of a young US Marine on his first tour of duty in Scotland. PFC Johnston (played by J Vasko-Benezek) and Sergeant Wright (played by Justin Savage) are tasked with Satellite Drop Duty. Their task takes them from one end of the base to the other to retrieve a canister of intelligence and deliver it to the Watch Officer (played by Jennie Olson Six) before time runs out.
Normally the GIFF’s flagship festival, held each May in Washington, DC. In past years the GIFF also hosted an annual west coast festival each October in San Diego in partnership with KPBS. With changes in the organisation the main festival will be held in San Diego for 2018.
Leirigh Films LLC a production company based in San Diego, California creating inspiring, meaningful, and educational films.
Leirigh Films LLC recently teamed up with Peyton Goddard to create an animated short film about autism titled Treasure All. The film centers around the isolation Peyton, who has autism, felt growing up.
“We used Peyton’s own poetic words to describe the heartbreak and isolation of an intelligent person trapped, and unable to communicate. It’s a timely and timeless message of acceptance.” said director, L. V. O’Connell.
Peyton Goddard, a writer, presenter, and advocate for inclusion (for all regardless of ability). Peyton has a form of autism that affects her ability to move and communicate, making it nearly impossible. At the age of six she was diagnosed as mentally retarded and separated from society. At age twenty-two she found a dependable mode of communication. She was at last recognized as an intelligent woman. She eventually shattered her previous prognosis when she graduated as the valedictorian of Cuyamaca College in 2002.
“Treasure all because great is each.” – Peyton Goddard
For more information on Peyton Goddard and her work advocating for inclusion go to www.peytongoddard.com.
Satellite Drop is an Official Selection of the Copa Shorts Film Festival
Leirigh Films LLC is pleased to announce that Satellite Drop is a film festival official selection of the Copa Shorts Film Festival (http://copashortsfilmfest.org). The festival will be held in Maricopa, Arizona on 16-18 February 2018.
The Copa Shorts Film Festival will be showing 68 short films from two to twenty minutes long. Four screenplays will also be showcased in table reads by local actors. You’ll LAUGH! CRY! BE AMAZED and AMUSED!”
Military Veteran films, the festival’s newest film category, will be featured on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00pm
Satellite Drop is based on a true story about a young US Marine on his first tour of duty, takes place in Scotland. PFC Johnston (played by J Vasko-Benezek) and Sergeant Wright (played by Justin Savage) are tasked with SAT Drop Duty. The task takes them from one end of the base to the other to retrieve a canister of intelligence and deliver it to the Watch Officer (played by Jennie Olson Six) before time runs out.
Leirigh Films a production company based in San Diego creating inspiring, meaningful, and educational films.