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The Giant Killer Trailer and Poster Debut Showcases Documentarian David Yuzuk Uncovering Mysteries of American Soldier

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XLrator Media has released the official poster for director David Yuzuk’s documentary, ‘The Giant Killer.’

Losing a beloved friend is a harrowing experience for anyone who truly cherishes their relationship. But not completely knowing their companion’s background can make their unexpected death even more heartbreaking. That’s certainly the case for director David Yuzuk, who chronicles the experience of losing one of his friends, Richard J. Flaherty, who he later learns was leading a very mysterious life, in the new documentary, ‘The Giant Killer.’

In honor of XLrator Media distributing ‘The Giant Killer’ on VOD, including iTunes and Amazon, on Tuesday, February 20, ShockYa is debuting the trailer and poster for the film. In addition to helming the movie, Yuzuk also co-wrote, produced and served as a cinematographer on the project.

‘The Giant Killer’ follows the true story of Yuzuk, who’s a former Miami police officer, as he befriended Flaherty, who was a homeless man. After 15 years of friendship, Yuzuk finally learned that Flaherty was the smallest soldier to ever serve in the U.S. military. Flaherty’s military records also revealed that he rose to the rank of a Special Forces Green Beret Captain, and was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts for his actions in Vietnam.

Besides serving in the military, Flaherty also lived a very mysterious life. When the solider told the officer not to dig into his life because it would harm him, Yuzuk was intrigued even more. But Flaherty repeatedly warned Yuzuk not to dig to deep into his life story, ?because it would be bad for his career.

Despite the warning, Yuzuk located and contacted a retired federal agent who worked undercover with Flaherty in the 1980s. The agent advised Yuzuk that everything Flaherty told him was true. Six hours later, Yuzuk was informed that Flaherty was just killed by a hit and run driver.

Yuzuk was then compelled to go on a quest to learn everything about his friend’s mysterious life and death. As Yuzuk went deeper into the rabbit hole of Flaherty’s life, the truth started becoming stranger than fiction. In one final twist to the already incredible story, Yuzuk found Flaherty’s passport. It reveals that in the time that he was living as a homeless man, the war veteran was also secretly traveling to dangerous locations around the world, including Jordan, Iraq, Thailand, Vietnam and Venezuela.

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Shockya is debuting the trailer for co-writer-director-co-cinematographer-producer David Yuzuk's documentary, 'The Giant Killer.'

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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