Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? Here is your chance.

American Airlines’ Sky Ball 2019 Gala and Max Martini’s movie ‘Sgt. Will Gardner’ are raising money for four charities that support our nation’s warriors. They are donating four cameo roles each with one line of dialogue in the upcoming movie ‘Sundown’, which will be directed by Max Martini (13 Hours, Captain Phillips, Saving Private Ryan, The Unit).

For a chance to win one of the speaking roles, you can make an online purchase of your raffle tickets here at very reasonable prices.

The Sky Ball event will take place on October 3-5, and Martini is auctioning off the other three speaking roles at the actual Sky Ball event should you be able to attend.

The movie roles are 3 regulars in a local country bar and one bartender. The raffled roles push the story forward in a feisty exchange with one of the movie’s leading actors. The movie will begin filming mid-November 2019 and complete early January 2020. The roles will be scheduled and photographed within those dates. Travel and accommodations are included.  Travel is limited to being within the United States.

SUNDOWN Movie Plot:

Jack and his childhood friend, Max, both in their thirties, drive from California to West Texas to track down the father who abandoned Jack’s pregnant mother before Jack was born. They find Jack’s father, tortured by his past, working in the adrenaline-fueled world of rodeo competition. They also meet a fiery woman named Dusty and all hell breaks loose.

Disclaimer: The Airpower Foundation is not responsible for the film, and all logistics will be arranged between the winner and producers of the film.

The Charities:

AIRPOWER FOUNDATION – The mission of the Airpower Foundation has grown since its formation in 1999, and is now a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families.  Airpower also supports projects to assist wounded, ill or injured service members, children of our fallen military, veterans of previous wars and educational projects to make sure the next generation understands the honor and sacrifice of wearing the cloth of this country.

WARRIORS HEART – Our mission is to heal our nation’s warriors through our private, licensed, and accredited resort-style healing centers. We do this by specializing in substance abuse treatment and co-occurring psychological disorders, with special attention to post-traumatic stress, unresolved grief/loss, and moral injury. Our treatment courses provide the full continuum of care, from detox, inpatient (residential), day treatment, outpatient, sober living, and 1-on-1 counseling. From 9/11 to a 911 phone call, we take care of those who take care of us. Our focus is to serve adult men and women veterans, active duty military, US law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and first responders.

HIGHER GROUND USA – Of the 21 million veterans who live in the US, 1 in 3 suffers from depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other invisible injuries. Our proven approach marries recreational therapy with the powers of the great outdoors to achieve something we call whole-life healing. RECREATIONAL THERAPY – As defined by American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) and National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC): Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being. Physical therapy will help you function with mobility. Occupational therapy will help you with your daily living. Recreational therapy helps people get back to being themselves. We can be the glue that holds people together.

GARY SINISE FOUNDATION – At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.  We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. The R.I.S.E. program – Through R.I.S.E., we’re building specially adapted smart homes for our most severely wounded heroes. We’re also providing home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to our injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes.

About Max Martini:

Max Martini recently completed directing his second feature film, The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre. His third, Sundown, is slated to begin filming in November of 2019. His directorial debut; Sgt. Will Gardner (which is giving 30% of profits to veteran charities) he starred in along with Omari Hardwick, Lily Rabe, Robert Patrick, Dermot Mulroney, Elisabeth Röhm and Gary Sinise. Martini starred in season one of the Netflix series The Order and the upcoming Netflix horror/thriller feature Eli (2019). Additionally, he starred in Bigger (2019); the Joe Weider biopic, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips. Martini is recognized from such films as Saving Private Ryan, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, David Mamet’s Red Belt, David Ayer’s Sabotage and the Legendary/Universal feature Spectral. Max Martini also starred in the television series The Unit which ran for four years on CBS. With over 35 film titles and 200 segments of television, chances are you can’t flip the channels without bumping into Max somewhere on the screen.