Friday, January 24, 2014

ANGEL FROM HELL - Movie Poster and info on IMDB.COM






Over the last few weeks, I have been able to get a lot of work done on our WWII documentaries. One of the things I have been able to do is get both the projects ("Heroes of the 354th Fighter Group" and "Angel From Hell-The Bill Perkins Story") listed on imdb.com, the Film and Television Industry's internet data base. This may help with getting distribution deals for both projects!

I still need to create a movie poster for "Heroes of the 354th Fighter Group" and add some production stills to the imdb.com pages. There is a lot more to finishing a documentary than most people think.

Once again, I need to thank William W. Louie. He painted Perk's P-51's nose art. Great job, Will!

The movie poster I just added to the "Angel From Hell" imdb.com page includes the paragraph Bill wrote in his diary about getting his "new ship" painted in March of 1944.




Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to William W. Louie

We met William W. Louie while researching the 354th Fighter Group for our documentaries. He was a sergeant in the 356th Fighter Squadron. One of his duties was painting the nose art on the planes. (He even painted my relative's nose art back in 1944!) William is featured in many of our youtube videos.

William became an architect after the war. He still paints and creates works of art!

I am privileged to be on his Christmas card mailing list. Every year for the last several years I have received the cards with his new paintings on them.

William is celebrating his 91st birthday tomorrow on January 18, 2014. Happy Birthday, William! Thanks for all you have done for us! All the best, my friend! (Thanks for letting me share your artwork on this blog - they make great screensavers and computer wallpaper!)



















All of these paintings are © by William W. Louie.


Here is a video we made about William Louie and his artwork -


Thursday, January 16, 2014

PHOTOS at ANZIO LANDING RESTAURANT from 2007

In 2007, we were invited to shoot an interview with Major Ted Skowronek at the Anzio Landing Restaurant in Mesa, AZ. (Here is their twitter account https://twitter.com/AnzioLanding)

The owner of the restaurant, Rich Cutshall, was so nice and helpful. We had a great time that day. Rich and Ted's close friend, Paul Cornell, arranged for our cameraman and Ted to take a ride in the B25 named Barbie III. Here is a video of that flight.




Both Ted Skowronek and Paul Cornell have passed away.

We miss them both.

Here are a few photos of them and the Anzio Landing Restaurant.



Anzio Landing Restaurant in Mesa, AZ
Major Ted Skowronek and Documentary Producer Francesca Esquenazi
Director Jon Teboe, Major Ted Skowronek and Documentary Producer Francesca Esquenazi
Major Ted Skowronek and his great friend Paul Cornell
Director Jon Teboe, Major Ted Skowronek and his best friend Paul Cornell


And some WWII memorabilia  and wall murals at Anzio Landing Restaurant in Mesa, AZ.