As the team sorts through head shots, Skype auditions, and storyboards, the productions charges ahead, much like an armored column on the steppes of the Soviet Union. With upcoming screen tests held in Chicago for the roles of Anna & Erich, it’s a busy time here at The Vanquished. If you think you’ve got the acting chops for either of these rewarding and multi-layered roles, send us your contact information through the website.
In the words of Monty Python, now for something completely different…..the fans! Vanquished follower Peter Pogwizd of Chicago sent in the following image of himself at Fort Benning, Georgia, posing with the infamous German King Tiger Tank. One of the largest tanks ever produced across the globe, it was widely feared by the Western Allies during the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944. However, the amount of fuel this beast consumed in battle was too much for the already stretched German supply lines. Another case of too little, too late for the German Army.
Switching gears again, Producer Adam Bednar had the great fortune to cross paths with Robert E. Wilhelm III, a premiere military historian that you may recognize from Deadliest Warrior. With a keen interest in the German military of World War Two, it’s no wonder that he made his way onto The Vanquished page! We’re always excited to connect with like-minded professionals that are dedicated to dispelling many of the myths in Hollywood about the German Armed Forces of 1932-1945.
Check him out in action! Broom handle Mauser much?
Robert also serves as producer and director for an upcoming short film, The Marscher Lords: The Brotherhood of Death. Slated for release in summer 2014, it focuses on the struggles of two brothers, one a Teutonic Knight, the other a Lord, during the 13th Century barbarian invasions of Europe. In a time when studios seem bereft of original ideas, it’s great to see folks bringing light to under-represented periods in history. The Vanquished team wishes the best to Robert and his team and look forward to hopefully collaborating in the future! Also, be sure to give them a like!