"Click" realistically portrays the secret strategies and tactics that kept the Green Beret's (USA) alive during the Vietnam War. The movie showcases how our Special Forces are THE masters of deception and ingenuity as they foiled the best efforts of the Viet-Cong."
In the opening of the movie a Green Beret Sniper goes on a lone mission deep in the Cambodian jungle to find the hideout of a Viet-Cong Intelligence Officer whose unit is jamming the radio communications of U.S. Forces calling in artillery strikes on the enemy during the Invasion of Cambodia.
Along the way the Sniper has to avoid trip-wire IED's both on land and in the water. The film shows how the Sniper is able to navigate Viet-Cong minefields and infiltrate the enemy's stonghold using only his trusty machete and his wits to keep him alive.
Afterwards, the Sniper leads a Green Beret team on a rescue mission to mop up GI stragglers lost behind enemy lines after the invasion. His team finds a lone GI whose infatuation with a beautiful Eurasian prostitute may ultimately cost everyone their lives.
Critical Acclaim--online and traditional print:
"Click is an engaging drama about Green Beret's during wartime. It is a quality production. The film is nicely shot and effectively conveys an atmosphere of tension, fear and claustrophobia where death potentially lurks behind every tree in the jungle."
Lance Goldenberg. Movie critic for "The Weekly Planet.com."
"Click nails the details...[and]...Director Steven Kahler does an exemplary job of setting the scene. -- You really do get a feeling of crawling through the bush, disarming booby traps. After watching this movie I now know how to search for enemy tripwires using only my trusty machete which makes Click educational and entertaining."
Nate Hensley. Movie critic for the prestigious Florida newspaper "The Gainesville Sun"
About the film:
Click premiered at the A-list Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and was also the winner of the "Spirit Award" from the TamBay International Film Festival where the movie was in competition with more than 80 films from around the world.
The most stunning aspect of this movie, is the fact that it was a no-budget film. A no-budget is a film made without money. Every aspect of the movie is done without a budget or financial compensation. A no-budget even goes so far as to eschew the general rule of providing craft services to cast a crew,(a major no-no on all but the most cost conscious productions/movie sets), yet still be able to enlist actors and technicians to volunteer without remuneration. A no-budget film is generally completed early in the beginning of a filmmaker's career, with the intention of using it as a professional "calling card" when seeking creative employment. No-budget films are always submitted to film festivals and if accepted at a major A-list film festival, as is the case with this movie, and especially it it wins awards, as this one did, then it helps to raise the profile of the artist and helps generate buzz for the film on social media. The strategy behind no-budget filmmaking is to make a no-budget film look like a Hollywood production and by doing so a filmmaker can generate "buzz" for their industry calling card which proves that a Director can deliver a filmic endeavor "on time and under budget." In this case the Director then went a step further and made a second no-budget Vietnam War film "Woodstock and Paco" following the same exact strategy. The Director Steven Kahler was quoted as saying, "You never know unless you ask, and you would be surprised at how many people actually want to help you make your dream a reality. I was blown away by the generosity of complete strangers as I sought to bring to the screen a costume period piece without a budget. Then I did the impossible and made two! Walt Disney was absolutely right when he said, "It's fun to do the impossible!"
Finally, to those who came back from the war--Thank you and welcome home! To those left behind, you are never forgotten!! URA#1