Actor and UFC Champ Randy Couture (The Expendables, Ambushed, The Scorpion King 2) co-stars alongside William Shatner (Boston Legal, Star Trek), Sean Astin (The Librarians, Lord of the Rings, The Goonies), and a cast of real military veterans, from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, in the outrageous new indie horror/comedy feature RANGE 15.
Winner of the “Best Film Award” at the 2016 GI Film Festival, RANGE 15 is a film about a group of veterans defending the world from a zombie apocalypse. Think “Sharknado,” but with more wisecracks about the military. Produced by vets for vets, the film raised $1.1 million on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, more than half of its’ $2 million budget. What makes this film unprecedented is the fact that the majority of its’ cast members are real-life, U.S. veterans--- making it the first movie of its kind.
Couture plays “himself” in RANGE 15 which premieres in Los Angeles on Friday, June 3, 2016. He served as a four-time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a six-time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer.
Among the film’s producers and cast members is US veteran Mat Best. Best, born and raised in southern California, joined the army at 17. During his four years of service, he completed 5 combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged, Best continued his service for nearly 6 years as a contractor for the CIA. He is also CEO of Article 15 Clothing and a major social influencer, his hilarious MBest11X YouTube channel generates millions of visitors each month..
The film also stars; Danny Trejo (Machete, Breaking Bad), Keith David (The Thing, Platoon), UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy, Medal of Honor recipients Leroy Petry and Clint Romesha, and Marcus Luttrell, the valiant US Navy Seal who authored “Lone Survivor”, which became a 2013 film starring Mark Wahlberg. RANGE 15 directed by Ross Patterson (Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves).
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