Haley strategic was a huge driving force behind the project and helped tailor the vision and equipment of every cast member. Wong said: “Working with veterans were amazing, they push the pace and were accountable for their gear, always on time and extremely professional.” The cast included some veteran figures with large followings on social media, some professional actors, as well as popular shooting experts. This wealth of expertise is reflected in the accuracy of the way tactics, weapons handling and small unit employment are demonstrated throughout the film. Wong concluded: “We definitely want to do something else soon, everyone had so much fun, and we learned a lot.” After seeing what they were able to accomplish in their first go around, many veterans are excited to see what comes next. All opinion articles are the opinion of the author and not necessarily of American Military News. If you are interested in submitting an Op-Ed, please email [email protected]American Military News spoke to Greg Wong, the executive producer and former 82nd Airborne paratrooper. He stated: “We were able to put this all together in short window, just a couple months.” Wong also said: “It’s crazy we shot this in a matter of days, in three different states.” The filming spanned seven days in multiple locations throughout California, Arizona, and the bulk being filmed in Hawaii. “The funny thing is that without the help of major airsoft companies, a lot of the major assets, locations and extras on island would not have been possible,” Wong added. He went on to say that in regards to most of the gear and weapons used in the short film, the crew brought their own or borrowed from their sponsors. Most of the weapons seen were airsoft guns, with special effects added later. This helped mitigate the red-tape associated with filming with firearms.
August 27, 2018