Feature Film: Lone Survivor


Action | Biography | Drama
Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (Book), Patrick Robinson (Book)
Executive Producer: Steven Saxton, Mark Damon

Mark Wahlberg – Marcus Luttrell
Taylor Kitsch – Michael Murphy
Emile Hirsch – Danny Dietz
Ben Foster – Matt “Axe” Axelson

Based on the failed mission “Operation Red Wings” which tasked four members of SEAL Team 10 on June 28, 2005 to kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. They were quickly compromised and under attack, Marcus Luttrell being the only member to survive and evade capture.

Marcus Luttrell is a former United States Navy SEAL who received the Navy Cross for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. During his eight-year career in the United States Navy, Luttrell reached the rank of Petty Officer First Class. The following year, he returned to the U.S. and co-authored the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. His latest book, co-authored with James D. Hornfischer, Service: A Navy SEAL at War, was released in May 2012 by Little, Brown and Company.

Written and directed by Peter Berg (Battleship) with Steven Saxton (The Kids Are All Right) as an Executive Producer, Lone Survivor was a five year long project. Only needing 42 days to shoot with its $40 million budget, stars Taylor Kitsch and Mark Wahlberg worked at a discount, along with Peter Berg in order to expedite the films production. Lone Survivor is currently grossing $150M+ worldwide.


Academy Awards, USA
Nominated, Oscar – Best Achievement in Sound Mixing – Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, David Brownlow
Nominated, Oscar – Best Achievement in Sound Editing – Wylie Stateman

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
Nominated, Saturn Award – Best Action/Adventure Film
Nominated, Saturn Award – Best Director – Peter Berg
Nominated, Saturn Award – Best Make-Up – Howard Berger, Jamie Kelman, Peter Montagna

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Won, Critics Choice Award – Best Action Movie
Won, Critics Choice Award – Best Actor in an Action Movie – Mark Wahlberg

Cinema Audio Society, USA
Nominated, C.A.S. Award – Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures – Live Action
David Brownlow (production mixer), Andy Koyama (re-recording mixer), Beau Borders (re-recording mixer), Satoshi Mark Noguchi (scoring mixer), Greg Steele (adr mixer), Nerses Gezalyan (foley mixer)

Golden Trailer Awards
Nominated, Golden Trailer – Best Drama
Nominated, Golden Trailer – Best Action Poster
Nominated, Golden Trailer – Best Drama Poster

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
Won, Sierra Award – Best Action Film
Nominated, Sierra Award – Best Picture

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
Nominated, Golden Reel Award – Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Wylie Stateman (supervising sound editor), Harry Cohen (sound designer), Gary A. Hecker (foley artist), Gary Marullo (foley artist), Dror Mohar (sound effects editor), Hector C. Gika (sound effects editor), Charlie Campagna (sound effects editor), Branden Spencer (sound effects editor)
Nominated, Golden Reel Award – Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Wylie Stateman (supervising sound editor), Renee Tondelli (supervising dialogue and adr editor), Michael Hertlein (dialogue editor), Branden Spencer (dialogue editor)

National Board of Review, USA
Won, NBR Award – Top Ten Films

Satellite Awards
Nominated, Satellite Award – Best Screenplay, Adapted – Peter Berg

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Won, Actor – Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Daniel Arroyo, Jeff Bramstedt, Laurence Chavez, Scott Cosgrove, J.J. Dashnaw, Zack Duhame, Edward A. Duran, Al Goto, Sean Graham, Mitchell Hall, Johnny Hoffman, Brian Howe, Dave Lane, David Perry, Kevin Scott, Ryan Staats, Tim Trella, Keith Woulard, Nico Woulard

Society of Camera Operators
Nominated, Camera Operator of the Year Award – Feature Film – Jacques Jouffret

Writers Guild of America, USA
Nominated, WGA Award (Screen) – Best Adapted Screenplay – Peter Berg (written by)
• Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson.

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Lone Survivor