FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Irish American Films and Thistle Dew Productions to Premiere “Remember The 27 Crusaders” Documentary Film at Father Judge High School Auditorium at 7 P.M. on Friday, Nov. 9th.

There will be 3 additional public screenings on Sat. Nov. 10th at 10 A.M.,1 P.M. and 4 P.M. and two additional public screenings on Sunday Nov. 11th at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.. The premiere is an invite only screening for members of The 27 Crusaders families, cast, crew, media and people who helped support the production. Father Judge is hosting the screenings.

Please do not call Father Judge High School about tickets, there is no admission on Saturday or Sunday. Any queries direct to or

Philadelphia (Oct 18, 2018) – Character Driven Productions has enlisted with Thistle Dew Studio to produce the feature length documentary film project “Remember The 27 Crusaders” about the 27 young men from Father Judge who died valiantly serving their country during The Vietnam War. The film will be directed by Shawn Swords (Wages of Spin I and II, Charlie Gracie “Fabulous”, Duffy’s Cut ) and produced by Emmy award winning producer John Ricciutti.

“Remembering The 27 Crusaders” is a feature length documentary film recounting the lives, military service and deaths of 27 American soldiers who served in Vietnam that graduated from Father Judge High School in The North East section of Philadelphia during The Vietnam War. Father Judge High School suffered more fatalities in Vietnam than any other Catholic High School in America that still exists. The film explores the lives and deaths of The Father Judge students who perished during the war, the communities/parishes where they grew up, the prevalent sense of duty, honor and patriotism in these communities, their time spent and values instilled at Father Judge, their service in Vietnam, the devastating impact of their deaths on their families and communities and the difficult process of mourning, healing and acknowledgement of their heroism.

The films narrative is driven by interviews with family, friends, classmates, father judge staff, brothers in arms and military personnel. The film employs extensive archival film, video, photo and media materials and a soundtrack of period and contemporary music

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