Flimmaking Duo Honors the Greatest Generation with the Release of Docudrama Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission

by | Mar 23, 2021 | Looking Back

The Greatest Generation marks those born between 1901 and 1927. These individuals were coming of age during some of the world’s most trying times, like the Great Depression and World War II. This generation was considered one of great patriotism, doing things because they were the “right thing to do”. After the war ended, many of those who returned were battle-hardened and stoic but still managed to pull themselves up despite much adversity, making them wonderful subjects for stories and being considered an inspiration for so many of later generations.
The Misty Falls Motion Picture Company announced the VOD, DVD and Blu-ray release of the documentary/narrative film hybrid Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission. The unique filmmaking style of Producer Mariana Tosca, p.g.a. and Writer-Director Christopher Johnson blends the final interviews of members of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron with painstakingly produced, historically accurate, dramatic recreations that spotlight not only the embattled South Pacific theater, but the history of air-sea rescue in military aviation.
This moving tribute to The Greatest Generation comes alive through the voices of veterans who share their firsthand accounts of the most pivotal and consequential events of WWII and serves as a reminder of the selflessness that forged the most unified era of our nation’s history and won a World War. One of which is long time Santa Clarita Resident George R. Keene.
Synopsis: WWII hero with the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron, Lt. Royal Stratton, leads a deadly mission to save the lives of nine downed airmen adrift in enemy waters of a war-torn South Pacific. Immersive cinematography and gripping action, combined with firsthand accounts and historical images, showcase the valor of this squadron who faced overwhelming odds to bring their brothers home.
Producer Mariana Tosca shares, “Much like the frontline workers today, the veterans in our story were the first responders of their era. With no fanfare or applause, they put their lives on the line every day, under perilous circumstances, to save others. Becoming the custodians of their stories has been an honor, privilege, and responsibility we’ve done our best to fulfill.”
Writer-Director Christopher Johnson adds, “The Greatest Generation overcame the Depression and WWII with the same kind of mettle we need to meet the challenges facing our world today. Sometimes you have to look to the past for the tools and inspiration to overcome the hurdles of tomorrow. My sincerest hope is that people who see our film will feel empowered by those who paved the way so many decades ago.”
For more information and to see the trailer please visit: www.JourneyToRoyal.com

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