|Soldiers of Paint
A film by Doug Gritzmacher & Michael Dechant Jr.
97 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012
Soldiers of Paint follows a dramatic battle involving 5,000 people who re-stage the Invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, in Oklahoma. Instead of bullets they use paint and it's any man's game, which means the Germans could win! And these guys are serious. They spend all year preparing their battle strategies (including finding ways to spy on each other) and on game day they come ready to fight with full-size tanks, airplanes, and bazookas.
The battle takes place each year on a 700-acre piece of land owned by Dewayne Convirs, who takes on this endeavor as a tribute to his grandfather and, ultimately, in support of our veterans. It's a character-driven story with a plenty of action, drama, and humor that is sure to appeal to cineastes, paintball enthusiasts, and military buffs alike.
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"One of the best paintball films I've ever seen!" - Paintball X3 Magazine
"What is most impressive is how it manages to turn a paintball event into a suspenseful war film. It's an entertaining and intense experience. Since we don’t know how it is going to end, score watching is as exciting as at any sporting event. Overall, Soldiers of Paint was a fun documentary to experience. I didn’t know that D-Day could be respectfully transformed into a paintball event in Oklahoma, but it can." - Film Threat
"Simply put, this is a must-see film, it has broad appeal which is going to make this a popular title on home video. Strong word of mouth from paintball fanatics as well as history buffs will earn this some high praise." - Video Views
"A truly frightening and suspenseful pseudo-war-film in the best of Hollywood traditions."
● Deleted Scenes including: Active duty 101st Airborne troops attending D-Day meet legendary WW2 veteran, Jake McNiece (from the "Filthy Thirteen" 101st Airborne unit that fought during D-Day and whose stories inspired the movie The Dirty Dozen); D-Day parade; Officers party; Extra battle footage