Paintball fans are not the only audiences who can enjoy the documentary Soldiers of Paint – “A Film About the World’s Ultimate Paintball Game.” Directors and writers Michael DeChant and Doug Gritzmacher and their crew create an intriguing, action-packed experience five years in the making.
Anyone can enjoy the Double Six Productions-produced the Soldiers of Paint, a documentary from 136 hours of total shooting at the famous annual World War II “D-Day” paintball re-enactment event (the “world’s largest”) in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
Directors and writers Michael DeChant and Doug Gritzmacher and their crew create an intriguing, action-packed experience five years in the making.
Audiences get several personal accounts following a chronological timeline with special focus on event organizer Dewayne Convers, the grandson of a veteran of Omaha Beach. His strong feelings of history, military honor, and genuine care for the participants really shine through. Logistical challenges of the paintball event combine with the trials of hosting thousands of people from around the country and the world. Convers leads the annual meeting, which really kicks off the behind-the-scenes aspects of the events including some intriguing strategy, spying, and other tactics on both sides (Axis and Allies)
The filmmakers do a great job depicting every aspect of these events, especially personal accounts from the thousands of participants including the international participants.
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