Private Project

Pech River Boys

In May of 2010, three platoons from the legendary 101st Airborne Division were deployed to COP Michigan in the Pech River Valley.
Located at the mouth of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, it was often referred to as the most dangerous place on earth.
Pech River Boys: Tales from Afghanistan provides a raw and real look into Operation Enduring Freedom through interviews and archival footage. These are the accounts from the men of Bravo Company / 3rd Platoon / 1-327IN.

  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Afghanistan, United States
  • Shooting Format:
    digital, Canon C100
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Boomtown Film & Music Festival
    Beaumont, TX
    Best Documentary
Director Biography

Pech River Boys: Tales From Afghanistan is co-directed by Shannon and Jenny Fontenot, the husband and wife team behind Classic Productions. The small production company, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has a passion for music based projects. But when the films producer, Jason Ebarb brought his idea for a military documentary to the company it seemed like a natural fit.
Jenny used her connections with The Killawatts and Peace and The Chaos to bring some original music into the film. The first-time film makers hope that by painting a picture of military life, they can help raise awareness to veteran issues such as PTSD and high suicide rates.

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