American Heroes Radio features a conversation with the writer, director & producer of Trooper, Christopher Martini; and, the executive producer, Lieutenant Colonel Lori D. Renwick, USA.
Trooper is a film about an Iraq Veteran as he struggles to come to grips with the changes war has made in his life & those around him. Murphy O'Shea an Iraq Veteran, has a hard time re-adjusting to society upon his return from a long tour. His world crumbles when he discovers his father, a Vietnam Veteran, is dying. His brother, currently on tour, reminds him to "shut up and take it".
Christopher Martini's was a child actor on a film for HBO, acting opposite John Lithgow. In 1996 Chris graduated from NYU film school & has been working as a feature film editor. Chris' short film, "The Stone Child", about a Lakota Native-American boy coming of age, played at over 20 film festivals, and aired on Channel 13 in NYC. Chris' first feature film, "Trooper" earned Chris the "Renaissance Man Award" at the 2011 Garden State Film Festival.
Lieutenant Colonel Lori D. Renwick’s first assignment was a tour in South Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division. After promotion to Captain, she was deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina. After that deployment, she attended the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course & was subsequently deployed to Qatar. After 8 years of active duty she transferred to the NY National Guard. She then volunteered for a deployment to Iraq where she was a military police battalion intelligence officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Lori D. Renwick has earned numerous awards and certificates throughout her 17 year military career, to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, 2 NATO Ribbons, and the Army Aviation badge.