Rambo Day was on July 26, 2014. Dana Saint was getting married in August…so, we all got together to pay tribute to him with an elaborate, surprise bachelor party. We want to thank our amazing group of FRIENDS for supporting this vision, and giving their time + energy to pull off something special. This NEVER would have happened without you all....especially Brian Rosso and Colin Bennett. It was an amazing day that we’ll never forget…so, we hope you enjoy our attempt to turn Dana into an action hero for a day.
John J Rambo - Dana R Saint
Sheriff Will Teasle - Ryan Wuestewald (acting inquiries: email@example.com)
Cops - Ethan Vincze, Aaron Laipply
Main Bad Guy - Colin Bennett (thanks for keeping the train on the tracks!)
Bad Guys - Eric Saint, Chris Saint, Mike Rosso, Ian Conroy (Uncle Roy), Jeff Hunter (Catfish), Matt Mercer, Mike Illuzzi, Justin Bentley (Muddy Puddin'), Adam Gallagher
POWs - Brian Rosso, Dan Riordan, Joshua Behan, Kyle Liese, Donnie Harrington, Lee Jarzombek, Matt Behan, Jono Seltzer, Ben Robertson, Jeff Valentine, Ian Willets, Andy Roque, Tyler Olsen, Pete Champlin, Jerry Sardelli
Pink Placenta Avenger - Todd Hanson (haha)
Asian Chick - Aaron Laipply
Col. Samuel Trautman - Bob 'Homer' Saint
CAMERA CREW: Jordan Ingram, Shawn Tyler, and Colby Blanchet (thanks for the hustle!)
PA: CJ Taglione
EDIT: Jordan Ingram
ADDITIONAL SOUND MIXING: Joshua Svare
-Extreme Tan of Westerly
-Ocean State Pyrotechnics (John Ruggieri, Butchy Boom Boom, and Shawn)
-Sarah Conyngham + Dave Marshall. Thanks for letting us turn your property into a battlefield.
-Hopkinton Fire Department. Thanks for allowing us to blow things up...in the woods...in the middle of summer.
-The Westerly Dump. Thanks for letting us use a bunch of trash...and letting us return it.
-Mystic Fields of Fire. Thanks for supplying the paintball equipment!
-Lensprotogo.com. Thanks for hooking us up with 6! GoPros.
-Rhino Camera Gear. Thanks for the additional camera support.
-Brendan 'Dr. B' Gouin. Thanks for letting us borrow the FS700...you saved our ass!
-Black Sheep BBQ. Thanks for the delicious BBQ.
-The Malted Barley. Thanks for supplying the classy booze.
-Grampa Jerry. Big thanks for letting us use your car in a blatantly illegal way…and then, being completely understanding when it caught on fire. We appreciate it...and, once again, we apologize :)
-Saint Management. Thanks for the dump truck…and to Chris and Eric for being the nicest ‘bad guys’ ever.
-Homer and Linda Saint for helping us find old VHS footage and playing along with the Colonel Trautman finale…and most importantly, for creating an amazing human.
MUSIC (in order of appearance):
Mapei - Don't Wait (Remix)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - BomBom
Jerry Goldsmith - The Razor (First Blood Soundtrack)
Bon Jovi - Runaway
Jerry Goldsmith - Escape From Torture (Rambo: First Blood Part II Soundtrack)
Jerry Goldsmith - Hanging On (First Blood Soundtrack)
Jerry Goldsmith - Preparations (Rambo: First Blood Part II Soundtrack)
Angel Haze - Werkin' Girls
Jerry Goldsmith - Ambush (Rambo: First Blood Part II Soundtrack)
Ryan Taubert - Kings (The Music Bed)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Man on Fire (Little Daylight Remix)
Additional Music - FirstCom Music Library
I was 5 years old when we came to America from Brasil. We had no citizenship, no money and I had a tenuous grasp on the English Language. To make things a little more difficult, my father was addicted to drugs and extremely abusive. So at 5 years old, I learned my most important life lesson. Adapt.
"Adapt" won the National Geographic Wild's 2nd annual "Wild to Inspire" competition at the Sun Valley Film Festival in 2015. In partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation, Filipe will travel to Africa and produce another film.
*Written, filmed, edited and produced by Filipe DeAndrade
Director and Co-Founder of Comfort Theory media company (comforttheory.com)
Timelapses created with BRIAN MOGHARI using CambBlock Adventure (camblock.com/) & Dynamic Perception Stage Zero (dynamicperception.com/) We rented a mini van and drove around California and Utah where the stars are like grains of sand on the beach.