1091 Pictures has acquired North American rights to The Drummer, the feature-length drama directed by Eric Werthman starring Danny Glover, who also serves as Executive Producer, alongside Prema Cruz and Sam
Underwood. Daniel K. Isaac, Camilla Perez, Frankie J. Alvarez, Jennifer Mudge and Lillias White also star in the film, which will be available to purchase or rent starting on November 9th timed to honor Veterans Day.
Three interwoven stories reveal the traumatic effects of war on the psyches of veterans from different generations in The Drummer, which stars Glover as Mark Walker, a Vietnam war veteran who has become a lawyer and political advocate for soldiers who have suffered mental health issues through their tenure with the Army. Walker works at The Drummer, a small, “anti-war” coffee shop, where the soldiers he meets open up the issue of the mental struggles and physical toll that war takes on veterans.
“My brother was a Vietnam vet, given to the recent announcement that there are more veterans suicide than soldiers killed in Iraq makes the film The Drummer more timely than ever.” said Danny Glover.
The Drummer is a N and J Productions film, written by Werthman and Jessica Gohlke, produced by Werthman and Vladan Nikolic, and Executive Produced by Danny Glover, with Cinematography by Marcin Kapron, Editing by Erin Greenwell and an Original Score by Clare Manchon and Olivier Manchon.
“Nobody is immune to mental health issues. Battles with mental health are prevalent everywhere from children in school, to sports and entertainment, to our heroes returning from war and everything in between. Mental health awareness is critical and I am proud that this film is contributing to the conversation on how to support veterans who have experienced trauma as they integrate back into society after war,” says Greg Maurice, Director of Content Acquisition for 1091 Pictures.
The deal was negotiated by Andrew Herwitz on behalf of the filmmakers and by Greg Maurice of 1091 Pictures and is set to release digitally on November 9th in honor of Veterans Day.