Local Resident Writes, Directs World War II Film

Christopher Johnson

A new film, written and directed by a Glendale man, on the efforts of a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps rescue team will be released on Tuesday. Feb. 2.
The filmmaking effort from writer-director Christopher Johnson of Glendale and producer Mariana Tosca of Burbank blends the final interviews of members of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron with historically accurate, dramatic recreations that spotlight not only the embattled South Pacific theater, but the history of air-sea rescue in military aviation.
“The Greatest Generation overcame the Depression and World War II with the same kind of mettle we need to meet the challenges facing our world today,” Johnson said in a statement. “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.”

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