Shadow of a Mercenary

Ep. 2: Adopting Speed!

June 14, 2021 Kevin Season 1 Episode 2
Shadow of a Mercenary
Ep. 2: Adopting Speed!
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Shadow of a Mercenary
Ep. 2: Adopting Speed!
Jun 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
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Welcome to Shadow of a Mercenary, a Docu-Podcast presentation, created & hosted, by Kevin E. West. Shadow of a Mercenary chronicles the dramatic true story that chronicles the life of Verlin Siefkes: a simple crop dusting adopted Kansas farm kid of the 40s/50s who served his country as a Marine, loved painting his daughter's toenails on the porch and survived 28 days of captivity by Escobar's Medellin cartel. Verlin is betrayed by family, screwed over by crooked bankers during the late 70s - 80s and finds himself trapped between providing for his family and the U.S. government. Very often in life, it can be the most simple decision, that is the most fateful. Ultimately, Verlin is forced to become a double-agent by the DEA and eventually both shunned and dismissed, by the very government he served to protect in the Marines. Then again, it’s easy to be betrayed, when no one knows you exist.”

EPISODE 2:
To know where you are you have to start at the beginning. Just a simple Kansas farm kid from a really small town who grew up under the cloud of unknowingly being adopted until a punk kid spills the beans to him at 7-years old. Verlin’s childhood got even more complicated when suddenly two natural born siblings appeared in the house. We set the stage of life with Robert ‘n Jan, his high school years, how he found his love of speed, joining the Marines and his first marriage…well, sort of, his first.

 NOTE: This presentation contains occasional language inappropriate for a younger audience. Additionally, due to COVID, there is a variation of sound level sources. No need to adjust your sound as the occasional fluctuation is not related to your equipment!

SUBSCRIBE / SHARE: Verlin's story, Shadow of a Mercenary, is going to make one hell of a Feature Film with sequels and/or a tremendous limited Series.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED:
Story by: Kevin E. West, Verlin Siefkes
Written by, Kevin E. West
Life Rights: Kevin E. West
WGA#: 2124689
Library of Congress#: Pau2-963-342
©2021 ShutUp ‘n Play Productions
11684 Ventura Blvd. – 757, Studio City, CA 91604

Show Notes

Welcome to Shadow of a Mercenary, a Docu-Podcast presentation, created & hosted, by Kevin E. West. Shadow of a Mercenary chronicles the dramatic true story that chronicles the life of Verlin Siefkes: a simple crop dusting adopted Kansas farm kid of the 40s/50s who served his country as a Marine, loved painting his daughter's toenails on the porch and survived 28 days of captivity by Escobar's Medellin cartel. Verlin is betrayed by family, screwed over by crooked bankers during the late 70s - 80s and finds himself trapped between providing for his family and the U.S. government. Very often in life, it can be the most simple decision, that is the most fateful. Ultimately, Verlin is forced to become a double-agent by the DEA and eventually both shunned and dismissed, by the very government he served to protect in the Marines. Then again, it’s easy to be betrayed, when no one knows you exist.”

EPISODE 2:
To know where you are you have to start at the beginning. Just a simple Kansas farm kid from a really small town who grew up under the cloud of unknowingly being adopted until a punk kid spills the beans to him at 7-years old. Verlin’s childhood got even more complicated when suddenly two natural born siblings appeared in the house. We set the stage of life with Robert ‘n Jan, his high school years, how he found his love of speed, joining the Marines and his first marriage…well, sort of, his first.

 NOTE: This presentation contains occasional language inappropriate for a younger audience. Additionally, due to COVID, there is a variation of sound level sources. No need to adjust your sound as the occasional fluctuation is not related to your equipment!

SUBSCRIBE / SHARE: Verlin's story, Shadow of a Mercenary, is going to make one hell of a Feature Film with sequels and/or a tremendous limited Series.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED:
Story by: Kevin E. West, Verlin Siefkes
Written by, Kevin E. West
Life Rights: Kevin E. West
WGA#: 2124689
Library of Congress#: Pau2-963-342
©2021 ShutUp ‘n Play Productions
11684 Ventura Blvd. – 757, Studio City, CA 91604