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Unlike ‘TOPGUN’s Awe-Inspiring Star Maverick, the Pilots in ‘No Fallen Heroes’ are Real… and their Enemy is Veteran Suicide

‘No Fallen Heroes’ is in production. Its spin-off TV series ‘No Fallen Heroes: Extraction’ is in pre-production.

Executive Producer Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Producer/Director Leigh Simons just dropped a double-barreled announcement regarding their feature-length documentary ‘No Fallen Heroes.’ First, there will be a VIP by-invitation-only first-look screening of portions of the film on May 28 in Boca Raton, FL. Second, the initial public update on their upcoming spin-off TV series ‘No Fallen Heroes: Extraction,’ will also be presented. The series will launch in 2023.

Executive Producers Robert Baruc, former president of Screen Media Films and Apix Entertainment, and Gillian Cilibrasi, former program director for Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, will also be in attendance.

The groundbreaking ‘No Fallen Heroes’ offers an unprecedented mash-up of the action-packed drama of the TOPGUN movies and the spectacular visual effects of a psychedelic experience. Together, they create a visceral portrayal of the despair and mental illness that contribute to the staggering statistic of 22 veteran suicides every day.

Notably, both projects depict a non-glamorized, gritty, truth-based view of the damage done by the physical as well as hidden emotional traumas that combat pilots carry with them as they reenter civilian life. This is in sharp contrast to the ‘TOPGUN’ world that Tom Cruise described in his 1990 Playboy interview as being ‘just an amusement park ride, a fun film with a PG-13 rating that was not supposed to be reality.’




Leigh Simons


Jim Sorensen, Craig Weeden, Leigh Simons


Doug ‘Stas’ Distaso, Mark ‘Slider’ Keller, James ‘Bart’ Bartelloni, Patrick ‘Sledge’ Mullins and featuring Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley