Announcing a benefit and screening for Travis: A Soldier’s Story in Chicago next month!
Operation Warrior Wishes is presenting this red carpet event.
Purchase tickets online here: http://chicagotravisthemovie.eventbrite.com
This past Memorial Day weekend, Fotolanthropy’s Travis: A Soldier’s Story, directed by Jonathon Link, won Best Documentary Short after it was screened at the eighth annual G.I. Film Festival in Alexandria, Virginia.
Special thank you to the GI Film Festival team who organized an incredible event honoring America’s bravest. There were many highlights of the weekend, not the least of which was the response from the audience with a standing ovation for Travis Mills. Thank you for your attendance, overwhelming support, and admiration for Travis and his story.
Travis and the producers were able to spend time with the inspiring host, Gary Sinise, along with Michelle Monaghan, Adam Driver, Matt Battaglia, Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell and Army Chief of Staff, General T. Raymond Odierno. Thank you for your continued support!
We are excited so share with you the incredible journey of Travis: A Soldier’s Story as it screens nationwide!
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This movement would not have been possible without the thousands of people who have come together to support SSG Travis Mills and the numerous hosts who have stepped up in their communities to bring this film to their city for a screening. We would like sincerely thank all of our Kickstarter Backers who helped us make this documentary a reality as well as the countless news stations across the country that have covered this documentary’s journey. We would also like to extend a thank you to Jenna Lee, Frank Siller, Chad Hennings, Chris Berman, George Siller, Scott Lobaido, Richard Ray, Michael Kacer, Nate Archibald and Matt Steichen for interviewing for this promo video.
The journey isn’t finished yet! Join the movement today by calling your local theater to screen Travis: A Soldier’s Story on Veteran’s Day November 11, 2014. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or press inquiries.
We are excited to announce Travis: A Soldier’s Story is an official selection at the 2014 GI Film Festival!
The GIFF is held held in Alexandria and Washington D.C., focusing solely on military films. This year, the festival will be held from May 19-25. Travis: A Soldier’s Story will play Friday, May 23, from 6:45 to 11:30 p.m. Actor and philanthropist Gary Sinise and the Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond Odierno as we premiere a group of dynamic short films, honor a Hollywood patriot, the late James Gandolfini, and gather for an after party. The Travis film team will be in attendance with Travis, Kelsey and Chloe Mills!
A special thank you to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary for bringing Travis: A Soldier’s Story to Columbia, South Carolina!
Our team had a wonderful time and we enjoyed meeting so many great people during our stay. Emily Silvola and Eric Wester did an incredible job hosting this event and made us feel welcome as soon as we stepped off of the plane. We are sincerely grateful for everyone that helped make this event possible.
The Lutheran Seminary’s hope for this event was for an amazing opportunity to build connections between the faith community and the life of those who serve and return from war-time military service. We hope that Travis’s inspiring story was able to motivate others to get involved with serving our veterans. Thank you Lutherian Semninary for the opportunity to share Travis’s story with your community!
Enjoy some photos from our stay in Columbia of Travis and Jon interviewing on the set of Good Day Columbia WACH Fox, Travis speaking to the staff members of Dorn VAMC, Mayor Benjamin presenting a key to the city to Travis, and photos from the screening of Travis: A Soldier’s Story.
Travis: A Soldier’s Story sailed to Miami, Florida this past week to screen the documentary at the Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami. Our team had an incredible time, and we are sincerely grateful to the Miami Wounded Warrior Host Committee (Raul Mas, Brian Lynch, Harry Horgan & Michael Tobiassen) for coordinating such a memorable week for our team and most importantly for Travis, Kelsey and Chloe Mills. During our stay, the community demonstrated that Miami takes great care of their Veterans. We have so many people to thank for making this possible. Please see the pictures below which highlight our time in Miami! To view all of the press from the week, please visit: https://travisthemovie.com/press/.
Photography by: Joe Parker, Jenny Abreau and various iphones.
To view all of the photos from the screening, visit: https://www.facebook.com/travisthemovie
The VAC (Veteran’s Airlift Command) donated our flights. This incredible organization supports combat warriors and their families across the country by providing free transportation. We were also honored to have the executives of VAC attend the screening!
Miami Heat – Thank you for treating the film team to VIP access and for honoring Travis Mills at the beginning of the game!
The Honorable Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami welcomed the Mills family to Miami with a gorgeous reception at city of Miami’s Mayor’s terrace. Lt Col Tony Colmenares also shared some very kind words about Travis’s bravery.
Smith & Wollensky treated the team to a incredible steak dinner! Two of our servers were veterans and they had a great time hanging out with Travis.
Shake A Leg Foundation – On Sunday, we enjoyed sailing in Biscayne Bay with Harry Horgan and volunteers onboard Impossible Dream, a high tech catamaran, while Travis had the opportunity to go sailboat racing! It was an absolutely beautiful day and we enjoyed getting to meet all of the wonderful people involved with Shake A Leg. The Shake A Leg Foundation also honored Travis, and we enjoyed a reception put together by Bacardi.
Just when we felt that this trip could not be more honoring to Travis, the surprises continued. Travis received a police escort from Doral PD to the recognition ceremony at SOUTHCOM with local Mayors presenting proclamations.
On Monday, March 3rd we screened Travis: A Soldier’s Story at the Bill Cosford Cinema. We are greatly appreciative to our sponsors who made this night possible. Thank you to the University of Miami for hosting us at this wonderful venue and accommodating the sold out screening. The guests were able to enjoy cocktails and bites, the screening, and a Q&A with Travis Mills. A special highlight of the screening was when Travis’s daughter Chloe stood on the stage with her Dad during the Q&A.
One of the highlights of the evening is when Travis shared with the audience that he would not be where he is today without the support from his wife and daughter. The audience gave Travis’s wife, Kelsey Mills, a standing ovation!
The evening ended with a surprise for the Mills family! Royal Caribbean donated a cruse to Travis, Kelsey and Chloe Mills!
Miami, our team would like to sincerely thank you for the warm welcome. We are continually humbled by this journey of getting to share Travis: A Soldier’s Story with communities accross the country. Thank you!
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On behalf of the Travis: A Soldier’s Story team, Fotolanthropy, Travis Mills family and Operation Warrior Wishes we would like to say thank you to all who helped and/or attended our Super Bowl Red Carpet Screening Event of Travis: A Soldiers Story!
To screen Travis: A Soldier’s Story in New York Times Square was a big moment for our team and it was a night we will never forget. We are sincerely grateful to Matt and Craig Steichen of Operation Warrior Wishes that hosted this event. They have such a passion for supporting wounded warriors and it was a blast planning this event together. This night would not have been possible without the help and support of the many people below. We would like to sincerely thank all who attended the screening and to the people listed below that helped make this night possible. We would also like to thank the city of New York for the warm welcome.
Thank you to the Celebrity Escorts for graciously giving their time –
Chris Berman – ESPN
Bruce Beck – NBC 4 NYC
Brian Kelley – Former NY Giant
Darren Bennett- Former SD Charger
Ruben Brown – Former Bill/Bear
Nate Archibald – Former NBA Player
Chris McDonald – “Shooter McGavin”From Happy Gilmore
Frank Siller – Tunnel 2 Towers
Mark Russo – FDNY
Eric Scaiano – FDNY
Phil Prisco – FDNY
Eric Mussinan – FDNY
Jenna Lee – FOX News
And Finally thank you to all of our Wounded Warriors in attendance and for your service and sacrifice each of you have given to our country
Leslie Nicole Smith ( and dog Isaac)
Bo Reichenbach ( Lacy & Landon)
Taylor Morris ( Danielle)
Travis Mills ( Kelsey & Chloe)
On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Travis: A Soldier’s Story will be screening at AMC in NYC Times square for a special evening honoring 15+ wounded warriors many of whom will be traveling in from Walter Reed. Travis: A Soldier’s Story is an inspiring film featuring the true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. Tickets are available online only at: travistakesnyc.eventbrite.com
Fotolanthropy is a non-profit organization that captures inspiring true stories through photography and film. To learn more, visit: fotolanthropy.com.