Artist View Entertainment Picks Up WWII Epic “Brothers War” for International Markets
Actor/Producer Tino Struckmann has inked a deal with Artist View Entertainment to sell the international rights to his film Brothers War and it will be the company’s premiere attraction at AFM. Directed by award winning director Jerry Buteyn, Brothers War is an action thriller starring Struckmann, European action star Olivier Gruner, American horror icon Michael Berryman and beautiful Hayley Carr. Struckmann and Warren Lewis (Black Rain, The 13th Warrior) collaborated on the screenplay. Christopher Ward (Pearl Harbor, Speed, The Lion King) composed the film’s score.
Set against the backdrop of the closing days of WWII, the film tells the story of two officers, one German, one British — foes, who find common ground in Freemasonry and join forces to save Europe from a new war. Struckmann, who found his way to acting and filmmaking via a circuitous route in the military, paid strict attention to historic accuracy and military detail in the production. The gripping film accurately portrays the horrors and heroism of desperate battles at the end of the war and also gives the viewer insights into the true secrets of the ancient order of the freemasons, bound by honor, oath and secrets
Tino Struckmann has appeared in several films and TV shows, also known as the former bodyguard to the stars and as the well-known author of the book Stalked, and is now the CEO of Almighty Dog productions.
This winter, Struckmann will go into production on Grave Goods a thriller written and directed by Warren Lewis. Grave Goods, best described as Helter Skelter meets No Country For Old Men, is a chilling tale in which the re-opening of the investigation of brutal ritual murders of the recent past leads to the revelation of secrets that should have remained buried.
Along with the talented cast and crew who banked on the potential success of Brothers War, Scott Jones, president of Artist View Entertainment, is another believer. “Artist View is very pleased to add Brothers War to our Fall 2008 line-up. The film has real potential in the worldwide market boosting great writing, solid acting and a first class, high quality sound track. The EFX are exception and I can honestly say it is one of the best independent films I have seen this year.”
Brother’s War trailer
Based on the real life events of the massacre of the polish government in the closing days of World War 2, Brothers war follows two men, joined by a common Masonic background. They are bound by oath and honor to get word of the massacre through the Russian and German lines to the allied high command.
The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother’s War is based on real events. The western Allies push into Germany and the Red Army is fights its way towards Berlin. Churchill is worried about Russia’s post-war plans for Europe but most not endanger the increasingly threatened alliance between the west and Russian A British military attached to the Red Army discovers a Russian war crime against the Polish government in exile and is seized by Stalin’s feared intelligence service. He finds unexpected help from an enemy and fellow prisoner a German Captain. They discover a common bond in freemasonry and are bound by honor, oath and secrets. They are joined by Anna, a beautiful Polish nurse cast adrift on the tides of war. The three are pursued by A Ruthless Russian commander through Germany caring a secret that can change the outcome of the world and the fate of millions. Brother’s War was produced with strict attention to historic accuracy and military detail and portrays the horrors and heroism of desperate battles. The film also opens the door into the ancient order of the freemasons and presents unmatched insight on the real histories of these men, brothers all, who have fought in every war for hundreds of years.
Based on real events, the setting for Brother’s War is the Eastern Front during the final days of World War II. In the midst of fierce fighting, as the Western Allies and the Russian Red Army make their advance toward Berlin, a British Army Officer attached to the Red Army discovers a secret that can shatter the unity of the Allies.
Seized by Stalin’s dreaded Intelligence Service, he finds unexpected help from an enemy and fellow prisoner, a German Captain. A common bond through Freemasonry binds the two Officers by honor, oath and secrets. Joined by Anna, a beautiful Polish nurse cast adrift in the tides of war, the three are pursued by a ruthless Russian Intelligence Officer intent on preventing them from reaching Allied Command with their secret which could change the course of the war and the fate of millions.
It is believed that many of the top leaders in Germany during the war had been Freemasons, Heinrich Himmler took a great interest in the organization and it was said that Göring was a Mason as well. When the war ended and the Red Army occupied Berlin, the Soviets took possession of all the Masonic regalia in the museum and send it to Moscow where it was stored until the 1990’s, at which time the regalia was returned to the European Lodges from which it had been siezed by the SS during the War.