Keeping tabs with fans via social media, actor and debut director Max Martini has been chronicling his efforts in the past few years with the new inspirational military drama Sgt. Will Gardner. Following its acquisition by Cinedigm in October, a first full trailer and poster has since aired in the past week introducing Martini in the title role based on his own script.
SGT. Will Gardner tells the story of Will (Max Martini), an Iraq War veteran who suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained in combat that is making it difficult for him to reintegrate into society. His PTSD causes frequent flashbacks to the Iraq War which he survives with the help of Sam (Omari Hardwick), his best friend and war buddy. A series of setbacks motivates him to embark on a spirited motorcycle journey across America with the hopes of reuniting with his son and to begin a healing process that will help him pick up the pieces of a life he lost after serving his country.
Opening in select theaters and VOD on January 11, Mona Vista Productions is donating a portion of the film’s proceeds to three charities which support veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD and veteran homelessness: Higher Ground, Warriors Heart and the Gary Sinise Foundation. Martini and Hardwick are joined by actresses Lily Rabe and Elisabeth Rohm, and actors Dermot Mulroney, Robert Patrick and Gary Sinise.
FirstShowing.net first reported the news.