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MEN GO TO BATTLE

TFF 2015 Directed by Zachary Treitz
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE MEN GO TO BATTLE [TFF 2015]
Kentucky, 1861. Amidst the American Civil War, brothers Francis and Henry Mellon depend on each other to keep their unkempt farm afloat as winter encroaches and the war rages on seemingly far beyond the borders of their family’s land. Isolated, the relationship between the two is increasingly strained. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night leaving each of them to struggle through the wartime on their own.

An epic of intimate proportions, Men Go To Battle with its authentic characters and evocative candlelit cinematography paints a vivid and even at times humorous picture of the Civil War era as it was lived by many Americans. Director Zachary Treitz draws on material from his own family's wartime archive and along with co-writer Kate Lyn Sheil employed resourceful production methods, which included embedding themselves with real civil war reenactors, to craft a truly distinctive DIY period piece, and an impressive debut feature.

—Cara Cusumano
Interests
Drama, Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)
Kentucky, 1861. Amidst the American Civil War, brothers Francis and Henry Mellon depend on each other to keep their unkempt farm afloat as winter encroaches and the war rages on seemingly far beyond the borders of their family’s land. Isolated, the relationship between the two is increasingly strained. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night leaving each of them to struggle through the wartime on their own.

An epic of intimate proportions, Men Go To Battle with its authentic characters and evocative candlelit cinematography paints a vivid and even at times humorous picture of the Civil War era as it was lived by many Americans. Director Zachary Treitz draws on material from his own family's wartime archive and along with co-writer Kate Lyn Sheil employed resourceful production methods, which included embedding themselves with real civil war reenactors, to craft a truly distinctive DIY period piece, and an impressive debut feature.

—Cara Cusumano
Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 98 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Zachary Treitz
Screenwriter: Kate Lyn Sheil, Zachary Treitz
Producer: Steven Schardt
Editor: Zachary Treitz
Cinematographer: Brett Jutkiewicz
Executive Producer: Jamie McDonald, Trey Beck, Vallejo Gantner, Dashiell Gantner, Nancy Black
Co-Producer: Kate Lyn Sheil, Brendan McHugh, Duncan Salot
Production Designer : Jacob Heustis
Cast: Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine, Kate Lyn Sheil, Steve Coulter, Emily Cass McDonnell
Contacts

Print Source
Leslie Barnett
ALL CAPS
New York, leslie@allcapsfilms.com

Sales Contact
Ben Braun
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 625 1410
ben@submarine.com

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About the Director(s)
Zachary Treitz was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He produced The Pleasure of Being Robbed in 2008, co-produced Daddy Longlegs in 2009, and wrote and directed the short We're Leaving.

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