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This project was successfully funded on January 7, 2014.

Plato once said, "Only the dead see the end of war." We're going to prove him wrong.

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SITUATION—The Valhalla Project is a self-sustaining farm designed to offer a wide, ever-expanding range of activities that will have both an immediate and long-term ameliorative effect on veterans and their war-time contractual brethren in the area of personal adjustment, stress management, personal and financial responsibility, family values, work ethic, and practical experience and training in adaptation to a civilian or non-combat environment. In a nutshell, this is a “veterans helping veterans” program where everyone chips in and does their part to excel and promote full optimization. While this sounds simple, it is not—especially when those running the show face medical issues needing immediate attention. 

LT. COL Cucullu, a retired US Army Special Forces operator who served in Vietnam within the esteemed Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) and founder of the Valhalla Project, has some serious health issues needing to be addressed which will put him out of pocket, forcing him to temporarily dismiss himself from the Valhalla Project. This means he will need a highly motivated select group of kick-ass-take-names-no bullshit warriors to come forward and fill his slot managing the property while he is away.

MISSION—key persons from SOFREP.com, RangerUp.com, and Zulu 7 Productions (all three are veteran owned and operated organizations) will be unifying and working together in one joint operation at the Valhalla Project and in doing so, a documentary will be made which will inevitably expose the journey. 


EXECUTION—after in-depth discussions and clear needs presented by LT. COL Cucullu, it has been agreed upon by all entities that shortly after the New Year, representatives from SOFREP.com, RangerUp.com, and Zulu 7 Productions will travel to Yellville, Arkansas (home of the Valhalla Project). Once on site, the team will take the reins from LT. COL Cucullu and begin to help manage the grounds accordingly and set forth to work alongside all Valhalla participants in a concise and cohesive manner ensuring operations resume as “normal.” 


During this period, the team will have with them a crew of film personnel where a documentary will be created to expose how veterans never leave a brother behind—EVER! In this situation, our brother is not just LT. COL Cucullu but also all the Valhalla Participants—fellow veterans. The documentary will later be edited and sold to a distribution for maximum exposure across the United States. 


The motto of this mission will be “Plato Was Wrong.” 


This is is in reference toward Plato’s famous quote, “Only the dead see the end of war.” Our mission is to assist veterans in fully optimizing themselves as they transition into the civilian world, allowing their past experiences to escape them, and know they are forever part of the greatest tribe America ever had to offer—the Veteran community. 


YOUR DONATIONS-- will assist the team in their travel expenses needed to get to the site of the Valhalla Project. Any and all additional donations will be used to help in the production and post-production of this documentary. 

Risks and challenges

Those from SOFREP.com, RangerUp.com, and Zulu 7 Productions are some of our nation's best and brightest. All persons are veterans who have unprecedented accomplishments as NY Times Bestsellers, businessmen, and significant time working in Hollywood. They live by the motto, "Never Quit" and "Failure is not an option!"

Creating a documentary is not easy. While our goal is to travel to the Valhalla Project in late January, weather could play a factor causing a delay in our travels. Either way, eventually, we will make it out there.

Once on site, there is a chance we may face some technical difficulties which too could cause a setback forcing us to stay out longer than expected. Once filming is complete, the bulk of the work really unfolds which includes sound, edits, quality checks, etc.

Each aspect of post-production can also create some form of setback. This is one reason we are establishing September 2014 as our goal for release of the documentary. That should allow plenty of time to start and finish the product even if we face obstacles which we realize one way or another, we will encounter.

We are veterans though who served long enough in combat to know how to "adapt" and "overcome," still capable in completing the mission. We are on a mission and will complete it. So please, be patient and know while you have our back, we have yours equally and are committed in seeing this project through.

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