Below is an e-mail we recieved from Mike LeBlanc, the gentleman who took the initiative to arrange back-to-back screenings of CHOSIN in St. Louis this past weekend. The events were a great success and Mike raised over $1000 to help veterans in his area! Thanks for all of your hard work, Mike!
It was a very powerful two nights. The snow storm almost got us cancelled but the High School opened its auditoriumand the venue was great. There was attendance of about 200 total. Our local Marine Corps Reserve Center 3/24 got called out to do a burial on Saturday of a young hero in central Illinois so the Color Guard was not as tight as we wanted. The Gateway Chapter of “The Chosin Few’ did attend with about twelve members and there were three families of deceased members so it was emotionally charged also. It was a night we will all remember. Everyone came to me afterwards and were glad they attended and stated “I was moved”. We performed the Missing Man ceremony before the movie which added to the experience.
We raised a net of about $1200 which will be split 50/50 between the Missouri Veterans Home and the Injured Marine fund of my Marine Corps League detachment.
Check out this great article in USA Today! Pass it on and don’t forget us on FaceBook @ Chosin the Movie. Semper Fi and HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
We are extrememly excited, and honored, to be back on The Story with Dick Gordon – produced by American Public Radio. We were first on the story in May of 2009, while we were on the road filming interviews. We caught up with The Story while we were screening the film in South Korea. What you will hear is an updated story of our CHOSIN journey. Check it out. Click ‘Listen Now’ that appears at the end of the page, under my picture.
Fast Company Magazine just posted a great story about the Entreprenuership Bootcamp for Veterans and Pepsi’s sponshorship of this amazing program. Brian is a graduate of the program and that helped him and Anton start up Veterans Inc. Check it out here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1701545/pepsicorsquos-csr-tie-with-veterans-itrsquos-dreamy
Don’t forget us on Facebook @ Chosinthemovie . Semper Fi!
We are pleased to say that we have surpased the 50 mark! It is hard for us to express how grateful we are that so many people have joined us in honoring our heroes, the Korean War veterans. From VFW halls to major cineplex’s, people have been coming together, all across america, to pay tribute to these amazing veterans. We have a couple of great screening coming up. Stay tuned and remember, if you need a hand with a screening, please contact us.
Check out some recent press coverage: http://www.fox43.com/videobeta/85689752-e08e-43e8-b923-c970604a257e/News/9-26-Korea-Anniversary
Semper Fi & Retreat Hell! – Brian
That’s right, we managed to pull off another victory! We first want to thank the Dixie Film Fest for having our film! The fest was full of great films which makes us even more excited to say that we won Best Feature Documentary!
Check out the other great films here:
Check out this great video of former Secretary of State Colin Powell talking about CHOSIN during a speech at a Korea Society awards event. Anton and I were in attendence and we had no idea this was coming. Needless to say, it was pretty awesome. Check it out
Don’t forget us on Face Book at www.facebook.com/chosinthemovie
We got a great review in the LA Times– check it out here:
“CHOSIN”, winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 GI Film Festival opens in theaters this week! CHOSIN was produced by combat decorated Marines Brian Iglesias and Anton Sattler. Q & A with filmmakers at all Fri, Sat, & Sun shows. Stay tuned for more info and check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/chosinthemovie .
In New York at The Village East (Manhattan), 10-16 September, show times are 12 noon & 9:50 PM. http://www.villageeastcinema.com/
In LA at the Laemmle Sunset 5 (West Hollywood), 17-23 September. Show times posted next week! http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=2
* DVD’s are available online and on military bases beginning Sept 10! A portion of the proceeds support the Wounded Warrior Program and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Here is a great segment that aired on CNN and Headline News with Poppy Harlow (she is awesome!). THey have been airing this off and on for a few weeks now and we appreciate the exposire. What is even cooler, are the positive comments by the newscasters after the segment airs. Go ahead and check it out here: