Hitting theatres on April 28th and VOD/Home Media on May 16th, the film, Danger Close, the third instalment of Strong Eagle Media’s “Heroes of Valor” trilogy – which features 2014s The Hornet’s Nest and last year’s Citizen Solider – follows female war reporter Alex Quade’s brave missions to tell soldiers’ stories at the height of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The documentary, as you’ll see from this clip, thrusts viewers straight into the war zone and looks set to provide an immersive experience of life in the military. The previous two films were noted for their immersive qualities and tension, and this looks set to continue in that vein.
DANGER CLOSE follows Edward R. Murrow Award-winning female war reporter Alex Quade and her mission to tell “soldiers’ stories” during a series of unprecedented embeds with U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) at the height of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Alex is bound and determined to complete the mission, even when on one airborne assault and ensuing rescue attempt, she nearly loses her life trying to tell the stories of these heroes. During one highly-classified combat mission in Iraq, she would re-embed with a Green Beret A-Team that had just lost their Combat Engineer, Special Forces Staff Sgt. Rob Pirelli, whom she knew from previous operations. When an injured Alex ends up back in the States to rehab and prepare to redeploy she quickly realizes just how pivotal her redeployment will become. Through a series of compelling events and a fated meeting with Rob Pirelli’s family, her return to Iraq turns into the mission of a lifetime.
Danger Close is co-directed by Christian Tureud and David Salzberg, with writing duties handled by Eli Baldridge and Alex Quade.