Men Go To Battle

World Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 98 MINUTES

MEN GO TO BATTLE

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

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Zachary Treitz

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.
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

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Ben Braun
Submarine Entertainment
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