“A Pacific Odyssey” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Second World War Tribute in the Solomon Islands Featuring Winston Churchill Directed By Neal Howland.
Filmed, Edited, Sound Designed and Directed by: Neal Howland
Music by: Ryan Taubert (“We Wish It Was Never Light”)
“United we stand. Divided we fall.
Divided the Dark ages return.
United we can save and guide the world.”
Winston Churchill (1941)
“I had the privilege of visiting some remote battlefield locations in the Solomon Islands with friend and historian Bryan Stefancyk, owner of WAR HISTORIAN, LLC BATTLEFIELD EXPEDITIONS battlefield-expeditions.war-historian.com.
This little film is simply a highlight of some moments taken during our explorations and recce of some of the most significant battlefields of the Second World War. For me, this was one of the most unique professional opportunities of my life. I’ve been interested in The Second World War for a very long time and I never imagined that I would have a chance to see these places with my own eyes.”
Archival footage: archive.org
Sir Winston Churchill speeches: archive.org/details/Winston_Churchill
“Trandumskogen” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film of the World War II Memorial Site Directed by Lasse Henning.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Lasse Henning
Original Sound Recording by: Lasse Henning
“The closest neighbor to Gardermoen international airport in Oslo, Norway is the World War 2 memorial site of Trandumskogen. Between 1940 and 1945 the enemy secretly executed 194 prisoners and buried them in 21 unmarked graves. The site offers some unique structures and a peaceful but eerie location, which I set out to capture in this timelapse experimental film. The film was shot between september 2015 and january 2016 in temperatures as low as – 25 Celsius /- 12 Fahrenheit.
This is not a “typical” timelapse film, rather more experimental. I wanted to do something very different from the classic and beautiful postcard and milky way scenery, aiming to convey the eerie mood and sad beauty of this place.
The shots were lit with torches and large candles in addition to the available natural light. Instead of using music, I wanted to compose a track based only on ambient sounds.”
They are our country’s greatest generation who answered the call of freedom in one of history’s most epic battles. This short film from director Michael B. Chait celebrates those men and the machines that carried them to victory and promotes the Yankee Air Museum, whose mission is to preserve the history of these flying machines and the men who made them famous.
Written, Produced and Directed by: MICHAEL B. CHAIT
Director of Photography: WESTLEY GATHRIGHT
Production Company: TMU PICTURES LLC
Music by: MICHAEL KRAMER
Co-Producers: ROB KOHN / SEAN MILLER / KARA JOY REED
Assistant Director: SEAN MILLER
Assistant Camera: MITCH BUSS
Edited by: MICHAEL B. CHAIT
Aviation Consultant: STEVEN M. CHAIT
Narrator: MICHAEL DORN