Matt Dallas and Steven Grayhm stop by to talk Thunder Road
Today we have a very important conversation thanks to filmmakers and actors, Matt Dallas (Kyle XY) and Steven Grayhm (White Chicks), who are setting out to raise money for their film, Thunder Road, with their third producing partner and Twilight star, Charlie Bewley. Thunder Road documents the physical and mental hardships and personal triumphs of three soldiers as they attempt to assimilate back into civilian life after returning home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Inspired by real life stories and true events, their film, while not political, raises awareness to how our society treats those who have given everything to protect us. Co-hosting is Brendan Bradley.
ABOUT THUNDER ROAD
Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), Charlie Bewley (Twilight Saga, Like Crazy) and Steven Grayhm (White Chicks) are the latest production team turning to Kickstarter to aid in the development of their script THUNDER ROAD tentatively scheduled to shoot in Detroit early next year.
Thunder Road is a no-holds-barred account of post-war life with respect to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“There is no movie out there for this generation’s soldier which truly explores the psychological repercussions of life after war the way THE DEER HUNTER and COMING HOME did for their generation. THUNDER ROAD will unveil the hidden truths and unanswered questions for the masses,” says writer Steven Grayhm, who together with Dallas and Bewley head Astoria Entertainment.
In development of this voyeuristic glimpse into military life, the team has been gathering hundreds of accounts from the veteran community. “This a movie about the people, for the people – a community of veterans which make up 15% of the population, not to mention their families, friends and support networks, all of whom are affected. Ultimately, we are all affected. We just don’t see it. This is why Thunder Road, as educational as it is entertaining, is so important.”
Kickstarter.com has been a hot-topic recently with high-profile successes such as Zach Braff and Veronica Mars blowing away their respective dollar amount goals.
The team behind Thunder Road are also hitting big and are rumored to have set a target of $1 million for their Kickstarter campaign. Without the benefit of a mass existing audience, which were so crucial in the Braff and Veronica Mars campaigns, Bewley had this to say about their ambition: “There are 23 million veterans in the USA and over 5 million in the UK – millions more in the remaining allied forced worldwide. That’s an audience who want their story told. These people are thanked for their service and asked to be quiet about the truth of their challenges post-war. Someone needs to speak up. Thunder Road is that voice.”
July 31st 2013 will see the launch of the Thunder Road Kickstarter campaign. Astoria will have 40 days to raise the $750,000 target. The team are planning a nationwide campaign in sync with their crowd-funding time period when they will be peppering national and regional media to spread the word. Expect to hear plenty about their journey and be sure to follow their progress on Facebook by CLICKING HERE or go directly to the Kickstarter campaign by CLICKING HERE.