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22
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Brainstorm to Release Drama 'Least Among Saints'

Produced by Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, the project stars Martin Papazian, who also wrote and directed.

Papazian-Hirsh Entertainment is partnering with Brainstorm Media for the release of Least Among Saints, its drama about a troubled war vet written and directed by Martin Papazian, who also stars. The film is slated to hit theaters Oct. 12.

Brainstorm, the Beverly Hills-based sales agent and distributor headed by president Meyer Shwarzstein, will utilize the team consisting of Ruth Vitale, David Shultz and PMK*BMC’s Marian Koltai-Levine, who oversaw the release of Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse earlier this summer.

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Robert A. Papazian and James G. Hirsch produced Saints, in which Martin Papazian, making his feature directorial debut, plays a vet, returning home to a broken marriage and an uncertain future, who decides to help a ten-year-old boy, played by Tristan Lake Leabu, find his long-lost father. The cast also includes Charles S. Dutton and Laura San Giacomo.

“This was more than just another movie,” Robert Papazian, who is Martin Papazian’s father, said. “This was a chance to try a new method of collective production and distribution, while at the same time making and distributing a film that will have a profound impact on people.”

“We knew from the outset that the message of simple human compassion that underscores this film will resonate with everyone, not just returning veterans,” Hirsch added. “Brainstorm’s distribution team, headed by Ruth Vitale and Dave Shultz, have the perfect blend of passion and experience to lead us through this process.”

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Least Among Saints is strikingly relevant at a time when more vets are returning home. This film presented us with a rare opportunity to acknowledge them and the challenges they face,” Shwarzstein commented.