The Walking Dead cast member Ross Marquand plays a character in a much more reality-based conflict zone in Hajji, an inspired-by-true-events short film which explores the cycle of violence caused by modern warfare in the Middle East. Written and directed by R.H. Norman, story follows two soldiers, played by Marquand and Shades of Blue actor Dayo Okeniyi, and their interaction with a local family, which culminates in unfortunate violence. The film is produced by David Lawson Jr., a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was drawn to the project by its unique perspective on war.
Hajji also stars Maddie Rien, Ray Haratian (Argo), Dajan Ahmad, Bahara Golestani, and Rajeev Chhibber. In addition to producers Okeniyi, Marquand, Lawson, and Norman, the film was produced by Micheline Pitt, Sean McDaniel, Christopher Ely, Damir Omic, and John Thomas Schrad of ReKon Productions.
Hajji will begin playing festivals at the start of 2018.
You can see exclusive First Look images from Hajji, below.