Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded
Directed by Ashley Cusato
“Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded” is an honest and unflinching documentary that portrays the extraordinary life story of Major James Capers, Jr. an American hero, who persevered through adversity and after 50 classified missions rose to become one of the most decorated Force Recon Marines in history.
Director, Executive Producer, and Writer Ashley Cusato is scheduled to attend. Executive Producer Erich Recker is scheduled to attend.
GI Film Festival San Diego Nomination
Best First-Time Filmmaker
GI Film Festival San Diego – Local Film Showcase Award
Local Choice Award
Ashley Cusato makes her directorial debut with this biopic documentary. As a producer, she was the driving force in raising the film’s financing and securing participation from many of the key figures on screen. Cusato honed the written narrative and used multiple visual elements to bring to life the heart pounding, gut wrenching moments Capers experienced on the frontlines. A veteran of the industry, Cusato recently completed filming “Escape Plan 2: Hades” with Sylvester Stallone and “The Life and Death of John Gotti” with John Travolta. An accomplished actress and stuntwoman, Cusato has worked with A-List actors and directors including Nick Cassavetes, James Mangold, Kevin Connolly, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, and Penelope Cruz.
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