ANCHOR BAY FILMS PROUDLY PRESENTS
THE INSPIRATIONAL DOCUMENTARY
MURPH: THE PROTECTOR
The Film, Which Follows The Extraordinary Life Of
Fallen Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael Murphy,
Heads To Blu-ray™, DVD, And Digital Download
On January 7, 2014!
LOS ANGELES, CA – Anchor Bay Films is proud and honored to announce the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Mactavish Pictures’ MURPH: The Protector, a moving documentary based on the exemplary life of Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael Murphy, whose extraordinary courage in battle resulted in the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously in 2007. This stirring and powerful film will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD, and digital download January 7, 2014
On June 28th, 2005, Lieutenant Michael Murphy was killed while trying to protect his Navy SEAL team during an infamous mountainside battle with Taliban forces – now known as “Operation Red Wings.” In 2007, President George W. Bush posthumously awarded LT Murphy with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first ever for combat in Afghanistan. “In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom,” Bush declared.
The documentary reveals the remarkable life of “Murph,” a son, brother, neighbor and warrior who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and became a true American hero. This is his story and legacy. The film was written, directed and produced by Scott Mactavish and debuted theatrically in March 2013 during Medal of Honor week. Since then, it has gathered tens of thousands of followers. It was executive produced by Jon Sheinberg and Brian Aspinwall, and has qualified for the 2013 Academy Award® voting categories of Best Feature Documentary, Best Original Song, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.
About Mactavish Pictures
Scott Mactavish is a filmmaker, best-selling author and veteran of the United States Navy. He founded Mactavish Pictures in New York City in 1998. Scott has written, produced and directed numerous documentaries, including Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer (featuring an introduction by Sissy Spacek) and God and Country: Untold Stories of the American Military. Mactavish Pictures produces original long-form content, including non-fiction television shows, documentaries and feature films. Scott’s books include The New Dad’s Survival Guide (Little, Brown and Co.) and Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic (St. Martin’s Press), both available globally. He has written for IndieWire.com, Windcheck Sailing Magazine, and FilmThreat.com, and has authored several feature screenplays.
MURPH: The Protector -- Blu-ray™
Street Date: January 7, 2014
Cat. #: BD00334
Run Time: 76 Minutes
Subtitles: English and Spanish