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Browncoats: Independence War (2015)

A group of soldiers, on the last day of a War, set out to rescue a band of refugees who are trapped in a valley, before an enemy offensive wipes them out.


Francis Hamada


Francis Hamada




Cast overview, first billed only:
Beth Bemis Beth Bemis ... Sgt. Maura Santee
Richard Martinsen Richard Martinsen ... Sgt. Paul A. Davies
Will James Johnson Will James Johnson ... Pvt. Merrill Cedar
Nathan Cosmo Rahn Nathan Cosmo Rahn ... Spc. Theo Buchanan
Christopher Damm ... Corporal Randall Tully
Galina Pasternak ... Medic Elena Niska
Alisha Ehrlich Alisha Ehrlich ... Anna Cedar
Shannon Kealey ... Corporal Taylor Acrey
Pamela Broyles Pamela Broyles ... Pvt. Shawna Zander
Jeffrey Sun ... Spc. Everett Tang
Derek W. Adam Derek W. Adam ... Spc. Blane McTaggart
Diana Jackson ... Maggie Cahill
Tracy E. Blackstone ... Ellie Rabideau
Bruce Blau ... Colonel Maitland
Henri Wiazowski Henri Wiazowski ... General Schwartzman


It is the year 2511 on the distant Planet Hera, and rebel fighters aka "the Independence Army", intent on secession, are fighting their last skirmishes against the superior and well-supplied Alliance Forces. After an early victory, the Independence soldiers from the 5th Battalion of the 76th Combat Brigade are hopeful that they can hold out long enough for their bid for self-governance to be recognized. However, their leaders aren't as optimistic. During a lull in the fighting the soldiers try to rest and prepare for another day of battle, but news of a stranded group of civilians filters through the base. Eventually several squads of the 5th Battalion are sent to rescue the group of refugees and lead them out of the Valley and through the treacherous Mountain passes, in order to avoid being destroyed by the inevitable enemy offensive. Written by TWF Productions

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Why aren't all Fan film like this?
16 July 2017 | by johnosizemooreSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film!

As I asked in the subject, why can't all fan films be like this? It had heart, drama, scope, and most importantly, kept in line with canon.

When this hit SVCC, I was awestruck by the level of quality in film production - from the sound design and music, to the cinematography, costumes, and live fire weapons. Also, the acting was superior to most low-budget films and fan-films that I have had to watch over the years, as a festival screener. It felt like a real movie, right out of Hollywood, like something with a budget in the millions. -Turns out the whole thing was shot for under $30K. Wow! It sure doesn't look or feel like - like I said, it looks like a million dollar picture.

If you love Firefly, watch this movie and rejoice! There are real/competent filmmakers out there making fan films.

My thanks to TWF Productions for this putting this out there.

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30 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Petaluma, California, USA See more »

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FanArmyCreations, TWF See more »
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