In most cases, solid cinema goes hand in hand with an amazing soundtrack. That was at the forefront of Damian Costello’s mind when he was looking for music to represent the film “Pray They Stand Down” (Produced and Directed by Hometown Studios and Stingray Films). There is a mood you want to create and music is such a big part of that. This is why we are so excited to introduce the main line up of talent for this feature short film. We are excited to introduce you to an individual artist, Randall Shreve, based here in the NW Arkansas area, and Silence and Light with members who have roots from Nirvana and Soundgarden.
Randall Shreve is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist out of Fayetteville, AR. With his soulful vocals and moving melodies, Randall moves his audiences in a way that is often described as a spiritual experience. While he has toured for over a decade with and without a band, he also takes the “one-man-band show” to a new level, featuring looping and multiple instruments. His music can be found on Spotify, YouTube, Facebook Live and anywhere music can be downloaded or streamed. Randall’s unique sound will be featured in live sequences.
Silence & Light
Formed in May of 2017 in New York City, Silence & Light draws from their musical pasts and their experiences as U.S. Special Operations veterans and set out to create music that would raise awareness about the myriad issues facing veterans of the Global War on Terror and civil first responders, and to create a mechanism to support organizations that support those individuals in times of need. We are a modern hard rock band whose sole purpose is to inspire the people of the world who have endured the thrills of great success and high achievement and the lows of life’s hardships and struggles to channel their energy into creating something positive and meaningful.
In January 2019, Silence & Light recorded their debut EP at Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, California under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Producer, Josh Gudwin, and Studio Engineer Bil Lane. Silence & Light is committed to contributing profits from its music sales to numerous Charitable Organizations designed to help support the members and families of the Special Operations community, as well as first responders. In keeping with our mission, proceeds from music sales for our first album will be contributed to Warriors Heart and the Marine Raider Foundation. Obviously, they were perfect for the soundtrack of Pray They Stand Down and bringing awareness to the issue of Veterans and the battle with PTSD.
It's Gettin Real
We are getting really close to the actual filming; it is simply a matter of pulling budget items together before getting started. The COVID ordeal has put a damper on things, but we are getting fired up for our final push to get remaining budget items secured.
You still have an opportunity to get involved. Pray They Stand Down still has some Executive Producer/Sponsorship spots available. With up to 25% of the movie available that will bring you and your organization a dividend while providing fantastic advertisement opportunity. If you are interested in being involved in this opportunity to help get out this important message please contact Damian Costello or Dirk D. Myers for details. We are so excited to share the story of this amazing SAG-AFRA registered project with you! The business plan is not nearly as exciting as the story of the movie; however, you will find the fruits of the investment fabulous. We look forward to hearing from you.