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'Range 15' Shines New Light on Zombie Flicks

This independent movie challenges stereotype of veterans.

Range 15 is an indie movie about five military buddies who wake up after a night of partying to find that while they were passed out, the zombie apocalypse began. Equal parts horror, action, and comedy, it sounds like your run-of-the-mill zombie movie; but what makes this one different is the story behind it. Range 15 was created by veterans, for veterans. Although the film features apperances by celebrities such as William Shatner, Sean Astin, and more, the bulk of the cast is made of real-life military veterans.

The movie was produced and created by military-themed apparel companies Ranger Up and Article 15, hence the title of the film.

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Nick Palmisciano, one of the film's writers and stars, said that inspiration for the movie stemmed in part from their dissatisfaction with how veterans have been portrayed by Hollywood. Palmisciano told Fox News, "All too often, veterans are portrayed as 'God-like' heroes or broken souls, but neither of those things is true. We are a cross-section of society; we're regular people that chose to serve the nation."

Range 15 premiered this past May at the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. and was released in select theaters across the country in June. It is now available for download on iTunes and Amazon, and the DVD and blu-ray are available for pre-order on the film's official website, range15.com.

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