￼￼For Immediate Release
Centennial, CO, United States of America March 11, 2014
GOLDEN DROVER WINNER TO SHOOT NEW FILM
March 11, 2014 (Centennial, CO) – Donald L. Vasicek, who won the Golden Drover Award for Best Film (Native American) (“The Sand Creek Massacre”) at the Trail Dance Film Festival and also winner at The IndieFest Film Festival and The American Indian Film Festival, has signed a LOI with Iron Violet Films (I.V.F.), a division of the parent company: Iron Violet Productions, to write, direct and produce a feature film along with his film company, Olympus Films+, LLC.
Titled, “The Captain”, it is a story about Captain Silas Soule who risked his own life in his quest to save AfricanAmericans from slavery, and the Cheyenne tribe from annihilation, during the Sand Creek Massacre. I. V. F. is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, also known as “Hollywood South”, where nearly 220 major motion pictures and shows have been shot. It boasts three motion picture studios and sound stages in the region. Broadway producer, Marcinho Savant, is executive producing “The Captain.” I.V.F.’s anticipated film releases include, “The Tracks”, “Birthday Pie”, and “Brookwater’s Curse” with Mr. Savant (CEO) serving as Creative Consultant and Executive Producer.
Savant said, “One of America’s greatest, muted, stains. Some would have it swept away, like so many grains of bloodsoaked sand. I’m honored and grateful to be collaborating with Donald on this important film. His passion, has become my own. I’m honored to play some, small, role in telling the truth, for the benefit of the Cheyenne, and Arapaho victims of this horrendous slaughter. Captain Soule was a pioneering Abolitionist who befriended the indigenous people. I suspect he’d be thrilled to know that the truth will, finally, be told.”
Vasicek said, “It is past due time to make a feature film about Silas Soule, let alone the Sand Creek Massacre. Mr. Soule’s bravery and courage to face and elevate himself about the racism and hate that drove people to brutalize, murder, rape, mutilate and terrorize slaves and America’s indigenous people reigns as a shining example of heroism for all Americans and the world. I am honored and blessed to have become part of this film with Iron Violet Films and the talented Mr. Savant.”
Vasicek said an upcoming press release will give an update for the production schedule. The preproduction website address is “The Captain” Movie. Please contact Vasicek via eMail, 3039032103 or Mr. Savant via eMail , 3184024697 x 705 for more information.
￼Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
Iron Violet Films eMail 3184024697, x 705
Just watched your film on Maxmouth.com. Speechless! You really did allow their voices to be the story. A good film, as you well know, is one that creates powerful emotions and Sand Creek did just that. I thought the list of names of the Cheyenne and Arapaho killed was the highlight. Seeing their names scrolling before us gives them life and substance—-something history never did. Thanks so much for this important film.”
-Professor Janis Judson – Hood University