Anthony Hornus

The red white & blue project

The Red, White and Blue Project, Inc.

Anthony Hornus, Co-Founder

      Anthony Hornus' former career in journalism spanned nearly three decades with a Michigan daily newspaper. During an illustrious tenure, he earned 14 honors from the Associated Press for writing excellence in the categories of breaking news, social commentary, investigative reporting, and human interest profiles. The AP is the largest, most recognized news gathering cooperative in the world.

      An author, Mr. Hornus is also an accomplished actor, director, producer and screenwriter, who has nearly 20 feature and documentary films under his belt in various capacities.

      His recently released (2011) true-crime book, "An Ordinary Killer" (Alexander Books, 368 Pgs.), comes on the heels of his award-winning feature film version and chronicles the story of a young mid-Michigan woman whose rape and murder in 1973 was solved 30 years later through new DNA technology, forensic science, police diligence and, of course, some dumb luck.

      Mr. Hornus, who resides in the Great Lakes State, is one of the driving forces behind The Red, White and Blue Project, Inc.

      His 2012 documentary (written by, produced and directed), "Outside the Wire: The Forgotten Children of Afghanistan," tells the story of U.S. and NATO "Provincial Reconstruction Teams" in Afghanistan, whose mission is to provide security, governance and humanitarian aid to the innocents of the war-ravaged country.

      The documentary has drawn rave reviews from audiences and critics alike for telling "the other side, of the 'war story' in Afghanistan, the side devoid of politics and agenda-driven news soundbites." The documentary, which features day-to-day travel and encampment "outside the wire" with dozens of U.S. and ISAF soldiers, whose hometowns span across America and around the world, has earned audience favorite honors at several major, respected film festivals.

      As Co-Founder of The Red, White and Blue Project, Inc., Mr. Hornus said, "Our mission is to educate and enlighten our audience by first and foremost providing truth, as well as a broader sense of balance to stories of general interest and concern around the globe.

      "Also playing a major role in our Mission (please see our Mission Statement), is our pledge to advocate, outreach, empower, support and leave a lasting legacy to the men and women of the United States military, past and present (and their families), by telling their stories to the world. In producing these stories, and distributing them through the myriad of 21st century outlets, there will be documented true accounts for the education, appreciation and inspiration of future generations.

      Mr. Hornus, a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA (the professional theater guild), attended Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, and is a World War II, Vietnam War, Middle East, Central Asia history student and scholar.

Note: Mr. Hornus is a paid member of the board as Co-Founder/Adminstrator and is a leader on our documentary, broadcast TV and Docu-Drama production team. He is also a veterans' community outreach program organizer/advocate, as well as our touring guest speaker/presenter at public/educational screenings and fundraising events. Salary is minimal, not to exceed five (5%) of the company's overall fundraising and contribution intake so as not to detract from the non-profit's overall Mission.

At the Cleveland International Film Festival with four of the many Troopers I lived and traveled with Outside the Wire in Afghanistan during filming of our documentary. Members of the 838th Military Police unit of the Ohio National Guard based in Youngstown, who served with the Bagram and Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Teams, these guys (and several gals as well) are the very best America has to offer! From left are: James Hoover, Joe “Wiski” Siwinski, Adam “High Speed” Widner and John “Strider” McHenry. Also got to see Randy Weyer, another 838th “Brother.” What a wonderful evening and the film was received with high praise from the audience and reviewers alike, for which we are grateful.