Homeless war veteran Dave Simms finds hope in an unlikely place whilst trying to save his only companion, Sally the Dog. At a burger van in Portsmouth, Dave meets Malcky and comradery sees the pair fight a broken system and help Dave battle his PTSD.
I Was A Soldier (2023)
Directed and Written by Myles Petford
Produced by Jenna Popperwell & Russell Meyers
We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our highly anticipated feature film, formerly recognized as 'Falkland Square,' has undergone a renaming process in preparation for its global release. While this decision was not taken lightly, our collective aim is to ensure the utmost success for the film. Brace yourself as "I Was A Soldier" marches onto streaming platforms this Autumn.
I Was A Soldier (under the name Falkland Square) was on the 2022 / 23 festival circuit and was officially selected at several renowned festivals. Some of the festival selection included; Birmingham FF, Manchester FF, Milton Keynes IFF, Vancouver IFF & Liverpool IA.
Filming took place between September - October 2019 with a 6 week shoot. Due Covid-19 post production was delayed up to nearly a year. The film had its London & Cheltenham cinema premiere in May 2022.