National Film Awards

Chosen Men Team attend the UK National Film Awards

The cast and crew of Chosen Men attended the UK National Film Awards on 27th March 2019 and had a fantastic night celebrating our nomination for Best Documentary.

Bros: After the Screaming Stops took the win but the team were proud to have been nominated alongside such prestigious filmmakers including Sir David Attenborough and Sir Trevor McDonald.

The vote was open to the public, so thank you to all that voted for our film.

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Pre-order Chosen Men Documentary on iTunes now in the UK

We are excited to announce that Chosen Men is now available on pre-order in the UK on iTunes:

Chosen Men is the first feature film documentary to explore the changing identities of the modern day British soldier and the challenges faced upon returning to civilian life.

So don’t miss the opportunity to pre-order this touching tale on iTunes before its UK release on Friday 23 November!


Chosen Men Premiere

Thank you for attending the Chosen Men Premiere

Incredible night at the Chosen Men Premiere. It was great to finally share the film with veterans, friends, family and everyone in attendance. Thank you everyone that came, we were overwhelmed by the support and couldn’t have wished for a better night to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into making this film and the launch of the theatrical campaign.

The film is now available to screen in cinemas across the UK, book your screening now with at

Spread the word and let’s get the veteran’s voice heard!

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Chosen Men Premiere

CHOSEN MEN PREMIERE | Thursday 19th April, 8:00PM | Odeon Covent Garden, London

We are proud to announce the premiere of our debut feature CHOSEN MEN.

The film explores the changing identities of the modern day soldier and the challenges faced upon returning to civilian life. A revealing exploration of transition and life after service; celebrating the pride shared within the veteran community and the bond of brothers held between those who served together on the front line.

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Chosen Men Feature Documentary – completed

After two years in production the team are proud to present to market the first feature film on our slate.

Chosen Men explores the changing identities of the modern day British soldier and the challenges faced upon returning to civilian life.  For further details and to view the trailer please visit the film’s official site

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Eden Gate Pictures at Cannes Film Festival

Eden Gate Pictures will be represented at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival. The Producers of Chosen Men will be attending the Film Festival from 11 – 15 May.  The team are excited to be representing Eden Gate Pictures and the first film on our slate as it draws to a close on principal photography after a year in production.

To arrange a meeting with a member of the team at Cannes please email to schedule.

Chosen Men Teaser Trailer (Press Release

Press Release: Chosen Men Teaser Trailer Released



Southsea, UK – 02/12/2015

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EDEN GATE PICTURES releases the first official teaser trailer for the new captivating, feature-length documentary ‘Chosen Men’.

CHOSEN MEN is an independent documentary exploring the changing identities of the modern day infantry soldier and the challenges faced upon returning to ‘civvy street’.  The film follows filmmaker and former Rifleman of the Royal Green Jackets Aaron Sayers, as he returns to his military roots.

Eden Gate Pictures aim is to engage with audiences, particularly veterans and serving soldiers in the telling of this important story, and develop a following ahead of the Chosen Men theatrical release next summer.

To watch the teaser click here or visit:

“The stories of homeless veterans on the streets and those medically discharged have flooded the media in recent years, this documentary will portray the more typical young veterans who left service and started again.” Aaron Sayers

Through unprecedented access to new recruits, serving soldiers and veterans of the Rifle regiments (The Royal Green Jackets, now The Rifles), the documentary seeks to represent the journey taken to become a soldier, the experiences and camaraderie of service and the transition back to civilian life, returning to what was left as a boy, as an adult.  The film documents the pride and successes of Riflemen past and present but also the struggles, sadness and loss of veterans and serving soldiers forever proud to hold the title of Rifleman.

The teaser trailer has been released today. It contains footage shot back in 2006 of soldiers training prior to operational deployment to Iraq and later Afghanistan; where their lives would forever be changed. Their stories have been captured and are shared in the film. Interviews with young veterans, who have served on operational tours around the world give a brief insight into the camaraderie of service and hint at the difficulties faced in their transition back to ‘civvy street’ and where the film’s story begins.

The soundtrack is performed by ‘The Band and Bugles of The Rifles’ which features in the well-known Sharpe TV Series where Sean Bean plays an Officer of the 95th Rifles.  The title sequence was shot using macro photography filming techniques within a controlled studio environment, to capture the detail of the hand painted miniatures of the 95th Rifles from the Napoleonic era; a nod to the proud history of the regiment and the origins of the Chosen Men. and its social media channels can be followed for all the latest news. Veterans and serving soldiers can also contact us through these pages.


About the Director & Producer

Aaron Sayers has worked in numerous roles across the film and theatre industries since leaving the Army in 2002.  He has spent several years working as a freelance camera operator, primarily working in documentary.  Aaron has directed several award nominated short films and has produced independent British feature films for international audiences.

‘Chosen Men’ is Aaron’s first documentary feature film as Director and Producer, taking him back to his military roots.

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Imagery can be downloaded here along with an image reference document:

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Contact: Aaron Sayers, Director & Producer

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Documentary: Chosen Men completes first block of filming

The first round of interviews have taken place and filming is underway on ‘Chosen Men’, a new documentary from Director Aaron Sayers.  Aaron has been meeting with veterans of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets, who he served alongside during his military career.  Keep up-to-date online as this important documentary develops and we capture the untold stories of  new recruits, serving soldiers and veterans of the Royal Green Jackets, now The Rifles.

Please visit the official film website here, join our mailing list and add us to your social media platforms to stay ahead of the game with the latest news.