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I Declare War -- Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality.


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Jason Lapeyre (writer)
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Release Date:
6 June 2014 (UK) See more »
Rules were made to be broken See more »
Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Jason Lapeyre 
Robert Wilson (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jason Lapeyre  writer

Produced by
Davin Black .... line producer
Patrick Cameron .... producer
Lewin Webb .... producer
Robert Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Eric Cadesky 
Nick Dyer 
Cinematography by
Ray Dumas 
Film Editing by
Aaron Marshall 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Production Design by
Diana Abbatangelo 
Costume Design by
Marie-Eve Tremblay 
Makeup Department
Lisa Mandel .... key hair: and makeup artist
Shannon Elizabeth Rowe .... makeup & hair assistant
Production Management
Matt MacLellan .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale MacLean .... first assistant director
Michal Page .... second assistant director
Caris Rait .... third assistant director (as Caris Reid)
Art Department
Alex Clark .... art production assistant
Gustavo Franco .... assistant props
Brian Garvey .... property master
Vincent Harper .... carpenter
Jeannette Nguyen .... art production assistant
Mike Ward .... assistant props
Sound Department
Andrea Agro .... foley assistant
Bryan Day .... production sound mixer
Mark Dejczak .... sound effects editor
Ofer Geva .... production boom operator
Mark Gingras .... sound post supervisor
Alastair Gray .... dialogue editor
Richard Harkness .... sound effects editor (as Rich Harkness)
John Lang .... adr supervisor
Zoe Mapp .... production boom operator
Dave Mercel .... foley recordist
Rudy Michael .... sound re-recording mixer
Brandon Prodger .... adr recordist
James Robb .... assistant sound editor (as Jimmy Robb)
Lucas Roveda .... re-recording assistant
Stephen Traub .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Max Macdonald .... weapons effects
Visual Effects by
Damon Foster .... digital compositor
Jordan Foster .... visual effects supervisor
Kyle Griblin .... motion graphics supervisor
Aaron Pozzo .... lead compositor
Dan Belley .... stunt double
John Stead .... stunt coordinator
Max White .... stunt performer
Steve Wilsher .... stunt coordinator
Kara Wooten .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bailey .... first assistant b camera
Miles Barnes .... grip
Rhys Brisbin .... key and dolly grip
Fraser Brown .... best boy grip
Ray Dumas .... a camera / steadicam operator
Tyson Erb .... electrician
Andreas Evdemon .... b camera operator
Andreas Evdemon .... first assistant a camera
Chris Gilks .... genny operator
Sami Hajjar .... gaffer
Andrew Hills .... grip
Jenna Maghirang .... second assistant b camera
Kent McCormick .... data management technician
Mark Moher .... second assistant a camera
Greg Murray .... electrician
Peter Newman .... grip
Jurek Osterfeld .... first assistant b camera
Cliff Ramnauth .... grip
Mike Reid .... first assistant b camera
T.J. Richardson .... grip
Felipe Rodriguez .... dolly grip
Felipe Rodriguez .... key grip
Dave Sheehan .... grip
Dave Sheridan .... first assistant b camera
Tony Shultz .... electrician
Danny Sturman .... best boy electric
Nathan Taylor .... gaffer
James Teevan .... first assistant b camera
Todd Thompson .... grip
Joe Turner .... b camera operator
Mike Wilde .... electrician
David J. Woods .... camera: grip and lighting equipment provider
Jack Wudarzewski .... camera trainee
Zach Zohr .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giselle Fernandez .... wardrobe assistant
Shayna Lampert .... wardrobe assistant
Heidi Ondrusek .... wardrobe assistant
Linda Petty .... wardrobe assistant
Elaine Salonga .... wardrobe assistant
Marie-Eve Tremblay .... wardrobe designer: key
Editorial Department
Walt Biljan .... colourist
Emily Buller .... post producer
Hardave Grewal .... on-line editor
Mark Stevens .... sales executive
Music Department
Eric Cadesky .... title theme music
Nick Dyer .... title theme music
Transportation Department
Azza Ahmed .... driver
Irene Atamanchuk .... driver
Paul Brideau .... driver
Luise Docherty .... driver
Patrick Hepburn .... transport coordinator
Matt Judge .... driver
Amos Leblanc .... driver
Shanshan Liu .... driver
Dylan Pouliot .... driver
Justin Reu .... driver
Tyler Scott .... driver
Laura White .... driver
Other crew
Melissa Altro .... talent coordinator
Eric Birnberg .... production counsel
Jane Conway .... dog wrangler
Amber Cull .... production coordinator
Vanessa Dunn .... talent coordinator
Jessica Goncalves .... production assistant
Violetta Hessing .... dog wrangler
Rachel Landry .... script supervisor
Christopher Lazar .... production assistant
Barclay J. Maude .... production coordinator
John McAndrew .... story editor
Ian McLaughlin .... production assistant
Keigian Numitang .... production assistant
James Sled .... firearms specialist
Thomas Walden .... business affairs
Benjamin Turnbull .... production assistant (uncredited)
Claude Forest .... special thanks
Kathleen Garces .... special thanks
Nick Hirst .... special thanks
Bob McDonald .... special thanks
Hannah Garces Sloane .... special thanks
Dan St. Amour .... special thanks
Barry Stone .... special thanks
Kim Todd .... special thanks
Tobin Webb .... special thanks
Mimi Wolch .... special thanks

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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Miscellaneous: When Caleb takes the "grenade" from Jess as she is about to throw it at his dog, it is clearly not full of red paint or dye, but a clear liquid (most likely water).See more »
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
War as the true test of friendship, 28 July 2013
Author: Richard von Lust from Germany

This film is surprisingly good. Very low budget with few sets or special effects and literally no adult actors, I Declare War nonetheless scores extremely high on the thought provoking barometer. It forces us to examine the real nature of friendship and perhaps to realize that true friendship is sadly extremely rare.

A group of about a dozen boys play out a war game in the local woods. There are strict rules of engagement and death is established through a direct hit with small balloon filled with red dye. No one is meant to get hurt but, as with all wars, rules are broken and the passion of the moment has its own momentum.

But this is not just a plot about the corrupting effects of aggression and power over victims. A whole series of relationships exist amongst these boys. The leader of one side has a 'best friend' whom he protects above the safety of others whilst the opposing commander, a dreamy eyed beautiful youth, is befriended by a besotted girl who will stop at nothing to impress him. There are ex-friends who have become enemies, jilted friends who wish to regain their standing and just normal mates who hang out with each other under the guise of friendship.

Each of these relationships is put to the real test and each is exposed for what it really is. In the end there is only one true friendship amongst them all and the stark reality of our own lives is chillingly revealed. This is not a film about war but actually about love. It is well worth seeing for all age groups.

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