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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…]

‘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…]

Remarks by Alex Quade at the National Press Club premiere of ‘Danger Close’

Thank you– awesome to see a full house, despite tonight’s horrible D.C. traffic… and the late-breaking news about Korea, Russia and Syria (*and why I just received a “regret” from a West Wing adviser… so am happy all y’all made it!)  Know we’ll still have a few late-shows trickling in… please allow me to acknowledge some good friends. [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.

‘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 gives the insider’s view of making ‘Danger Close’

In Hollywood, I learned there’s only so much you can shove into an 87-minute film, despite working with an amazing editing team.

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An Exclusive Look At Special Forces In Alex Quade’s ‘Danger Close’

By Ford Springer
Entertainment Reporter, The Daily Caller
Alex Quade began covering war zones in 1998 and was almost perpetually embedded with US troops in Afghanistan or Iraq from 9/11 on. Her new Hollywood documentary, “Danger Close,” focuses on her time on the ground with Special Operations Forces starting in 2006 with brief glances at the many dangerous missions she covered. [Read more…]

Reporter’s commando documentary to premiere in Tampa, home of special operations

In the military, the term danger close means troops are in close range of bombs, rockets, mortars and other friendly fire. [Read more…]

Danger Close; The Alex Quade Story – Trailer

DANGER CLOSE follows award-winning female war reporter Alex Quade’s daring missions to tell soldiers’ stories during a series of unprecedented embeds with U.S. Special Operations Forces.
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Hollywood Trailer ‘Danger Close: The Alex Quade Story’

War Reporter Alex Quade covers AC-130 Spectre Gunship for a documentary.

War Reporter Alex Quade covers AC-130 Spectre Gunship for a documentary.

DANGER CLOSE follows award-winning female war reporter Alex Quade’s daring missions to tell soldiers’ stories during a series of unprecedented embeds with U.S. Special Operations Forces.

Trailer, as seen online since May 2016, and already screened in theaters ahead of “Citizen Soldier.”
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