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This film is still in development The release date is Dec 2011 . Please contact us for more information
 

PAINTBALL IN A WARZONE (2011)

Rich Tompkinson plans to design and build Iraq's first ever paintball park. He has a vision - and some people think his vision is crazy. Rich, is a paintball fanatic. Paintball is both his passion and his livelihood. For the last 6 years he has run one of the most successful paintball franchises in the midlands - Project Paintball. Now he is going international. With an Iraqi partner Yad Dzaie, Rich is establishing Iraq's first paintball arena. But is Iraq ready for paintballing?

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Rich Tompkinson plans to design and build Iraq's first ever paintball park. He has a vision - and some people think his vision is crazy. Rich, is a paintball fanatic. Paintball is both his passion and his livelihood. For the last 6 years he has run one of the most successful paintball franchises in the midlands - Project Paintball. Now he is going international. With an Iraqi partner Yad Dzaie, Rich is establishing Iraq's first paintball arena. But is Iraq ready for paintballing?

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The official release date for Paintball In A Warzone is December 2011

It was Yad who first suggested the idea of opening a Project Paintball in
Iraq. Originally from Erbil, in Northern Iraq, Yad has been living in the UK
since 2000 but he believes there are opportunities opening up for
adventurous entrepreneurs in post-invasion Iraq. After the invasion and
years of unrest there is little for young people to do in Iraq. Compared to
amusement parks, multi-plex cinemas and amusement arcades, a paintball arena
is relatively easy and inexpensive to set up. Planning permission is already
in place, a site has been identified and the project is ready to move
forward, now the hard part starts - building a paintball arena in a country
the foreign office considers a warzone. In a few weeks Rich is heading out
to Iraq. Tile Films have exclusive access to the construction and launch of
the Project Paintball Iraq arena.

This observational documentary will follow Rich and Yad over the course of 3
months on their quest to establish Iraq's first paintball arena. The
backdrop for this story will be the withdrawal of American forces from Iraqi
over the course of 2011, this is a new dawn for Iraq and Rich and Yad want
to be part of it.


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