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One word comes to my mind when I think of George, the character that Charles S. Dutton plays in Martin Papazian’s, Least Among Saints: I think of the word "humble." I also think of the word "compassion." The film is about a young veteran, and his unfortunate, yet insightful journey back home. Mr. Dutton’s role in the film is pivotal to the healing that takes place in the veteran’s life. It’s a film that captures the emotional, physical, and mental after-effects of war on our soldiers. This past Monday, Shadow and Act spoke very briefly with Mr Dutton about the film, his thoughts on the displacement of veterans, and his upcoming »
- Masha Dowell
Martin Papazian has been a working actor for nearly two decades, supporting a list of heavyweights in projects like Jarhead and 24. For Papazian, learning on the sidelines from his colleagues and directors became an essential task, and ultimately has prepared him for his most pivotal role yet — a filmmaker. Working at break-neck speed for a total of 19 shooting days, Papazian made his feature debut as a writer/director with Least Among Saints. The film, in which he is also the lead actor, begins with a soldier returning from war and a boy who’s had to grow up in a domestic nightmare, taking care of his drug-addled mother. The two seemingly have nothing in common on the outside, but as the story unfolds and the lives of these two individuals are painted parallel to each other, the heart of the film is revealed. The war vet, who’s striving to »
- Niki Cruz
There are two films at war in “Least Amongst Saints,” and neither is very compelling. The first is a faith-forward feature about redemptive spirits, where Anthony (writer/director Martin Papazian) attempts to pull himself out of a Ptsd funk fueled by alcohol and bad decisions upon his return from the Middle East. The soft-gauze photography, flat storytelling and overt moralizing suggests a product straight from the Bible Belt, and even the soundtrack, both pop and orchestral, leans towards the churchy. The second and far more appealing film is a foul-mouthed R-rated story of a troublemaking alcoholic who takes on a bit more responsibility than he should, and the no-nonsense social worker tasked with keeping this idiot out of harm’s way. Anthony bounces back and forth between these two films to the point where you sort of lose track as to who he’s supposed to be. Though it seems the title provides a hint. »
- Gabe Toro
While Martin Papazian may not be a household name yet, he's quietly been building up a resume that includes stints on "Supernatural," "Dexter" and "24" with an appearance in this summer's "The Amazing Spider-Man" as well. But sometimes if you want to get a meaty, leading role you have to make the magic happen yourself, and that's just what he's done as writer, director and star of his feature helming debut "Least Among Saints." Rounding up a cast that includes solid character actors like Charles S. Dutton and Laura San Giacomo, the film follows a military veteran who returns home to a broken marriage and uncertain future. He crosses paths with his ten-year-old neighbor, and endeavors to help him find his long lost father, that sets off events that will impact both of them. In this exclusive clip from the film, we get a nice tease of some of the repercussions »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Check out this newest trailer for the upcoming drama film Least Among Saints, which has been released online.
A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life who embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
The film, stars director and writter Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Audrey Marie Anderson, Aj Cook, Azura Skye, Tom Irwin, Taylor Kinney, Lombardo Boyer, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Laura San Giacomo, Charles S. Dutton.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film
Writer, director, and actor Martin Papazian’s debut film Least Among Saints movingly depicts a man’s hard-fought journey towards reconciling with his better self. Returning home to a broken marriage and an uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) believes there is no hope for himself. Yet when a troubled ten year-old neighbor, »
- Allan Ford
5 items from 2012
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