SAT. JULY 27, 2019




Active Duty, Reservists, Military Families, Veterans,  Retirees & non-military community supporters can RSVP here for complimentary tickets. 

Red Carpet 


Q & A with Casey Affleck


You must attend the screening in order to add the VIP experience 

$100 per person. 

Champagne and

Hors d'oeuvres


Casey Affleck, 

Anna Pniowsky


Floriana Lima


“Light Of My Life” is intimate, beautifully crafted and with a slow-burning intensity that you don’t find in most sci-fi dramas of this nature.

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Academy Award and Golden Globe winning Actor

Director | Producer | Writer

Academy Award-winning actor, CASEY AFFLECK, is an accomplished and striking performer who has established himself as a respected actor, writer, director, and principal of Sea Change Media. Under the banner, which has a first look deal with Amazon Studios, Casey Affleck looks to develop new works from emerging filmmakers of diverse backgrounds, telling stories that aim to entertain audiences, inspire conversations and shift perceptions. 

In 2018, Casey Affleck wrote and directed Light of My Life, which follows a father and daughter living on the outskirts of a society destabilized by a deadly pandemic.


Lead Opposite in Light of My Life


Anna is a striking and versatile actor, performing well beyond her age. Her latest feature, to be released soon, Light of My Life, is a deeply emotional drama that will see her carry the lead opposite Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss. Anna will also be seen starring opposite Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry in the heartfelt comedy Judy Small where Anna shines as the teenage daughter (but real adult in the room). Also coming soon for Anna is a series regular in the hilarious comedy Pen 15 and another dramatic role in one of Ridley Scott's latest achievements, The Hot Zone.


Q & A Moderator

 Founder & CEO | Ranger Up

Nick spent the best and hardest six years of his life as an infantry officer. While there are many poignant moments to look back on during his time in uniform, perhaps the most important in his military career was teaching, choreographing, and performing an inspired version of the opening cheer to the movie "Bring It On" with the mortar platoon for his Battalion Commander. That day, as he and the men of the mortars let the world know that they were "sexy, cute, and popular to boot" he saw a look of loathing in the Old Man's face that he had never seen before or since. It was glorious.

 In 2006 he started a little hobby he called "Ranger Up." He seriously loved the hobby and when he found out he was going to get promoted again to an even more serious job, he quit, which everyone told him was seriously stupid. They were probably right because he went into serious debt to keep Ranger Up running, and seriously almost went bankrupt, but things started working out.


Special Guest

Actress | Writer | Producer

In 2016, Lima was casted as Maggie Sawyer in season two of The CW's Supergirl.

Lima was a series regular in the internet comedy Poor Paul and later became a series regular in Fox's medical drama The Mob Doctor. She had a recurring role in NBC's spy series Allegiance , was a series regular in ABC's thriller The Family and has a recurring role in Fox's action drama Lethal Weapon. Lima made one-off appearances in episodes of How I Met Your Mother (2008), Ghost Whisperer (2009), Melrose Place (2009), House (2010), In Plain Sight (2010), Franklin & Bash (2011) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2014). In 2018, Lima played the recurring character of psychiatrist Krista Dumont in the second season of Netflix's The Punisher.


Q & A with Casey Affleck

The Academy of United States Veterans and Ranger Up hosted  hundreds of veterans, active duty and their families at the Light of My Life Premiere that took place at Tampa Theatre on Wednesday,  July 24, 2019. 

The evening consisted of lively red carpet arrivals, a well received special screening, an interactive Q & A with Casey and Nick Palmisciano, founder and CEO of Ranger Up, and came to end with an exclusive VIP  meet and greet..

Casey Affleck made a special introduction to his film before it was presented on the big screen. Audience members greeted him from afar. Throughout the screening, viewers showed signs of great interest and eagerly waited to participate in the post Q & A. Audience members asked questions of filmmaking, acting, and parenting were made and Casey happily expanded on all that was asked.