[headline h=”3″]In June 2010, members of SFA Chapter 78 were asked to provide technical support for the production of “The Ripple Effect”. The movie follows the activities of a Special Forces “A Team” operating in Afghanistan.[/headline]
Brad Welker Lonny Holmes, Steve Cowan, Terry Cagnolatti, SF Chapter 78 Military Advisors for the Ripple Effect.
Velvet Andrews Smith, Director and Screen Play Writer
Velvet A. Smith, director. ACTION!
Velvet A. Smith directing members of the cast, Kirk Smith, Patrick Quinlan and Ari Skye.
Ari Skye (Akhtar) leading members of the ODA and Afghan Police to his home.
Ari Skye (Akhtar) hiding from Oren Dayan (Kaaseb), the Taliban
Kaaseb (Oren Dayan) and Rafel (Hugh Mun), the Taliban, after killing Yasmeen and stabbing Najeeb.
Steve Cowan (red shirt), Lonny, and Terry Cagnolatti and his wife Juliette.
Steve Cowan instructing the set dresser in proper side arm placement.
Kaaseb (Oren Dayan) the Taliban placing the I.E.D.
Grips setting up the cameras for filming, 2 external, 1 inside. The Humvee was filmed in action from both sides.
Chapter 78’s Military Advisors, Terry Cagnolatti, Steve Cowan, Lonny Holmes, Brad Welker.
Velvet A. Smith directing.
Steve Cowan, Patrick Quinlan and Lonny Holmes with the SF Regimental Flag.
Afghan children warning the ODA of the Taliban’s I.E.D.
SFC Brian Miller (Noah J. Smith), pondering the day’s events in the Team House.
Kirk Smith observing Steve Cowan adjusting Lonny’s uniform.
Velvet A. Smith director, discussing with James A. Walsh, (CPT Joe Morello, ODA Team Leader).
Lonny Holmes, (SFC Hardwood), on the set getting ready for filming.
Decision time, James Andrew Walsh, Patrick Quinlan, Christopher McDaniel, Noah J. Smith at team house.
Patrick Quinlan, center, trying to get CPT and Team Sergeant to med evac Ari’s father, Moshe.
Ari Skye (Akhtar) walking away from the I.E.D. blast.
Velvet A. Smith director, Rene Veluzat set owner, Kirk Smith film editor and actor.
Filming the interior of the HU-1B for med evac.
Patrick Quinlan (SFC Jack Newman, 18D) driving Humvee as I.E.D. explodes
Loading Moshe Yesohoua (Najeeb) for med evac. Patrick Quinlan and Kirk Smith leading the strecher team.
Loading the ‘chopper for evacuation. Kirk Smith (SFC Smith) and Noah J. Smith (SFC Brian Miller)
Overlooking the Afghan Village. Lonny Holmes, center
Steve Cowan, Noah J. Smith, Lonny Holmes
Wrap Party. L-R, Steve Cowan, Brad Welker, Velvet A. Smith, Terry Cagnolatti, Lonny Holmes