Interestingly, they also enlisted Steven McEveety (Passion of the Christ) to assist in the project. Here's an excerpt from the website.
Sean Wolfington, a successful entrepreneur who had made a few contacts in Hollywood, was looking for a first-time investment opportunity to break into the film business. He came across the three amigos and invited them to pitch their project. After hearing a synopsis of the story, Wolfington knew he wanted to be a part of it. After committing and giving them the money, he called his friend Stephen McEveety (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ). He delivered what would be considered an appalling proposal. A director with no credits, an actor virtually unknown in the states, a writer who had never written anything, a very small budget, and minimal time frame for completion were all factors to be considered. Another leap of faith was needed, and miraculously McEveety agreed.
STEPHEN McVEETY =
Producer of “BRAVEHEART”
Producer of “WE WERE SOLDIERS”
Producer of “PASSON of the Christ”