Burbank Resident Produces World War II Film

Photo courtesy Misty Falls Motion Picture Company
Producer Mariana Tosca of Burbank is pictured on the set of “Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission,” a documentary-drama film to be released on Feb. 2.

A new film, produced by a Burbank resident, on the efforts of a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps rescue team will be released on Feb. 2.
The filmmaking effort from producer Mariana Tosca of Burbank and writer-director Christopher Johnson of Glendale 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 Misty Falls Motion Picture Company announced the VOD, DVD and Blu-ray release of the documentary/feature film hybrid, titled “Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission.”
“This film is our offering to service members of the Greatest Generation,” Tosca said in a statement. “Much like the frontline workers of today, the veterans in our story were the first responders of their era. … Having been a resident and community member of Burbank for so many years, I’ve seen the courage, compassion and competence of our own first responders as they’ve battled wildfires, car accidents, emergency calls and now even viruses.

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