Friday, December 11, 2015

Tibor Rubin

Medal of Honor recipient and Holocaust survivor Tibor Rubin has passed.  It was truly an honor to meet him.  Rubin was one of the greatest soldiers in American history and the most amazing man i've ever met.  In memory of Ted i've posted his interview from "Finnigan's War".

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Now available on DVD & Amazon Instant Video

FINNIGAN'S WAR is now available on DVD and Amazon Instant Video:

100% of all proceeds from your purchase goes to benefit the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIA's.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


2014 Honolulu Film Awards:
Won "Grand Jury Award".

Accolade Competition (Spring 2014):
Won two "Awards of Excellence" for Short Documentary and Voice Over Talent (Mark Hamill).

2013 Oceanside International Film Festival:
Won "Audience Choice Award-Best Full Length Documentary".

Tweet from the U.S. Marines!

Huge thanks to the United States Marine Corps for tweeting U~T San Diego's review of "Finnigan's War".

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee

Just got the news that my friend and Marine Corps legend Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee has passed away.  Maj. Lee was one of the featured interviews in "Finnigan's War", you can read his amazing life story here:
Rest in peace sir.  Thank you for all you did for this country and for me.  In honor of his memory i've decided to publish his final email to me which he sent me after watching "Finnigan's War".

"Greetings, Conor:

First of all, thank you for sending me two copies of your film "Finnigan's War".  I think it is a fitting tribute to your late grandfather who certainly did HIS part in making his war unforgettable.  I particularly enjoyed the fine artistic depiction of the actions for which he and others were cited.  At first, I was frankly skeptical of how your youthful enthusiasm for your project can make newer generations, surfeited with interminable U.S. involvement in wars and conflicts, give a fig in righting a woefully wrong image of one of the most intense and just wars engaged in by our forebears over 60 years ago.  Of course I am one of the living relics left who can talk about it.  (Am not sure whether you should be praised or condemned for including me in that democratic panoply you chose to tell your story.)  Surprised to see me so mild and complaisant.  Not the "ferocious warrior" who never cracked a smile in uniform, as my men later described me.  In fact, I was taken aback by a female cashier at the PX gas station at Camp Lejeune, who had apparently been observing me for awhile, suddenly blurted out one day, "Captain, don't you ever smile??"  Your film showed how long retirement and age have worn down my jagged edges.  I commend you for a job "Well Done!" on your film.  I hope the public will accept and treat it with the respect it deserves.  It was a brilliant stroke to provide just a touch of sweetness at the end in having this winsome Hannah express her gratitude for the sacrifices and hardships endured by the U.S. military for her country.  Semper Fi,  Kurt Lee"

Ranger Paul T. Lyles

Saddened to hear that Ranger Paul T. Lyles, who has a great interview in "Finnigan's War" recalling his encounter with a North Korean tree sniper, passed away at age 86.  Mr. Lyles was a member of the Korean War's legendary all-black 2nd Rangers.  It was an honor to meet him and preserve his memory in my film.