The G.I. Film Festival, the nation’s only military-themed film festival, selected Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment’s new independent feature film, “Least Among Saints,” for a special invitational premiere in D.C. on May 19 at the Naval Heritage Center in the U.S. Navy Memorial Theatre.

“Least Among Saints,” which marks the feature film debut of writer/ director/actor Martin Papazian, follows the twisting path of a returning combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (Papazian), who finds redemption through an unlikely bonding with a 10-year-old orphan boy (Tristan Lake Leabu) who has never known peace in his home life. Together they embark on a life-changing journey in the dramatic and compelling story.

Featuring a stellar cast, “Least Among Saints” includes actors Laura San Giacomo, Charles Dutton, AJ Cook, Audrey Anderson and Tristan Lake Leabu, who won the Best Young Artist Award for “Superman Returns.”

Papazian previously directed the Award-Winning short film, “In the Wind,” about a soldier’s return to Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. The film won Best Picture at the New Orleans and Vail Film Festivals.

As a film actor, Papazian burst on the scene in Universal
Pictures’ “Jarhead,” directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes.

He most recently acted opposite Charlize Theron in Fox Studios’ “The Burning Plain,” written and directed by Guierrmo Arriaga. He appeared in Dreamworks’ “The Island” directed by Michael Bay and most recently in “The Amazing Spider-Man” directed by Marc Webb.

“Least Among Saints” was produced by Robert Papazian and writing partner James Hirsch of Papazian Hirsch Studio.