WOUNDED WARRIORS–the short film directed by Sébastien Paquet documenting legendary frontman Jonathan Davis, lead singer of Grammy Award-winning band KORN, returning to Ramstein Air Base in Germany August 11, 2012 to visit with members of armed forces stationed there as well as those in transit from Iraq and Afghanistan—will make its online premiere this Wednesday, December 5 as a free stream on MonsterEnergy.com (www.monsterenergy.com). Its television premiere is set for the second season of the GI Festivalon the Pentagon Channel in May 2013, where it will air in over 34 million homes and military bases around the world.
The film made its debut November 10 over Veterans Day weekend at the GI Film Festival Hollywood and was the recipient of the“Audience Choice Award.” “Sebastien put his heart and soul into this film. The passion and thoughtfulness comes through so clearly,” commented Brandon Millett, Co-Founder and President of the GI Film Festival. “The audience responded to that passion and chose his film as the winner of the 1st GIFF Hollywood Audience Choice Award.”
“I’m just in shock. This film is not about me. It is about all the troops and what they sacrifice to keep our life going,” adds Jonathan Davis. “I am truly grateful for every single one of them.”
In the film, filmmaker Sébastien Paquet provides us with a visual tour as Jonathan Davis narrates his personal experience at Ramsteinand passion for supporting the troops. WOUNDED WARRIORS starts off with Davis getting a tour of a C130J Hercules Aircraft from Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron and an explosives demonstration from the 886th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. Next, he visits Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) where he meets with soldiers as well as aUnited States Embassy representative injured in Iraq and Afghanistan to thank them for the sacrifices they have given.
Produced by MSgt Jocelin Borisow, Installation Emergency Manager at Ramstein AB, for Suspended Motion Productions(www.SuspendedMotionProductions.com), WOUNDED WARRIORS captures a glimpse of Davis’ unique understanding of what emotional challenges wounded warriors go through which drives his desire to get involved and do more for the brave men and women that have answered our nation’s call. View the WOUNDED WARRIORS trailer at: http://youtu.be/pqrqh7Puoak.
Born and raised in France, rock photographer and filmmaker Sébastien Paquet started his career in Paris twelve years ago. Moving toLos Angeles, CA in 2004, he has been touring the world with the multimillion record-selling rock band KORN for the past seven years asthe group’s personal photographer and director. After directing numerous documentaries and music videos for KORN and other artists, his latest project, WOUNDED WARRIORS is a captivating and emotional short film documenting KORN’s vocalist Jonathan Davis’ involvement with the USO (United Service Organizations) and his dedication to supporting our nation’s soldiers injured in combat. Still shooting photographs on assignments for magazines around the world (Rolling Stone, NME, Revolver), Sébastien Paquet’s upcoming projects include several short films, music videos and documentaries. For more on Sébastien Paquet, follow: