Former Sec. Defense Robert Gates gives kudos to Alex Quade’s ‘Danger Close’

Former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates.

SWJ Review by Dave Maxwell

Using actual combat footage by an embedded journalist and that captured from the enemy it tells the story of not only an American Special Forces Sergeant and his family, it represents all American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines and provides the American people a glimpse of the full spectrum of emotions that come with service to the nation and loss of a comrade in arms. See the trailer HERE. [Read more…]

CNN reviews Alex Quade’s ‘Danger Close’

Alex Quade on CNN

By David Daniel, CNN

War reporter and filmmaker Alex Quade returns to Iraq to fulfill a promise she made to the family of a fallen Green Beret.

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The Valor Podcast interviews Alex Quade

The Valor Podcast’s Nick Layman interviews international journalist Alex Quade. She was able to gain access to the secret U.S. military special operators community and tell their story. We talk about the movie “Danger Close,” which features the story of the SPECOPS community and a promise Quade looks to fulfill. [Read more…]

‘Danger Close’: Alex Quade Tells the Special Forces’ Stories

If you were embarking on a dangerous mission, you would much prefer to have embedded journalist Alex Quade with you than a lot of our so-called allies. You could count on her to keep her head and make the right decisions during times of crisis. For her, the U.S. Special Forces soldiers are not just a subject to file and forget. They are the people she shared foxholes with. Quade does their stories justice in Christian Tureaud & David Salzberg’s documentary, “Danger Close”, which opens this Friday in New York.

Quade is highly simpatico with their approach. She never takes positions on the missions themselves, but she feels a duty to truthfully report the dangers and challenges the U.S. Special Forces and conventional military personnel face. [Read more…]

Los Angeles Times notes “Danger Close”

Female war correspondent Alex Quade chronicles the stories of U.S. Special Operations Forces in the third film in the “Heroes of Valor” docu-action series. Featuring Wendy R. Anderson. Written by Eli Baldridge and Quade. Directed by Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg. Gravitas Ventures

 

Pre-order “Danger Close” on Amazon.

Combat reporter Jamie McIntyre notes “Danger Close”

“DANGER CLOSE”: One of the most intrepid war reporters I know, Alex Quade, who shepherded me around the Persian Gulf region in the fall of 2002 during the run-up to the Iraq invasion, premieres her feature-length documentary, “Danger Close,” tonight at the National Press Club. The movie, which hits theaters April 28, takes you behind the scenes and puts you on the front lines with U.S. special operations commandos in Afghanistan and Iraq. Tonight’s premiere screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Quade.

‘Rolling Stone’ covers artist who sings tribute to fallen soldier in ‘Danger Close’

By Stephen L. Betts Rolling Stone
Barrett Baber, whose full-throated, Southern rock-tinged vocals took him to a third-place finish on Season Nine of NBC’s The Voice in 2015, has released “Still Stands,” a powerful song from his album A Room Full of Fighters. Penned by Baber with Kenny Lamb, the tune recounts the brave, inspiring story of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Ryan Pirelli, who was killed in action in Iraq in August 2007, but not before leaving behind a combat outpost that would one day bear his name and inspire a documentary film. [Read more…]

Alex Quade’s ‘Danger Close’: ‘We show the human beings behind the hardware’

By Zachary Leeman

Alex Quade isn’t typically what comes to mind when one thinks of a modern-day journalist. Instead of a desk in an air-conditioned office building, she’s had to carry her tools in a rucksack across desert plains to keep up with Special Forces operators. Instead of a laptop and wifi hotspots, she’s carried a small video camera into war zones, and then shared her footage with the world. [Read more…]

Documentary follows Alex Quade, U.S. Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Jared Morgan

It started with a promise and 300 hours of combat footage. “Danger Close” seeks to make good on a promise made by military journalist Alex Quade to “A-Team” ODA-072, a detachment of U.S. special operators looking to make sure Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Rob Pirelli wasn’t forgotten.    [Read more…]

WABC interviews war reporter Alex Quade

As part of their Salute to our Heroes, WABC’s Rita Cosby interviews Alex Quade on her experience in covering Special Operations Forces.  [Read more…]