La. filmmaker donates award winning movie to veterans
POSTED: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 8:38pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 7:20pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — A Louisiana filmmaker is making a special delivery to War Veterans Homes in Louisiana. The R-Squared Productions’ film, "Flag of My Father," recently won the best narrative feature at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC. NBC33’s Tammi arender reports, the residents at the Veteran’s Home in Jackson, Louisiana are touched by the film.
A scene from the movie "Flag of My Father" is played out in thousands of families across America.
Sir, this flag is given to on behalf of our country. We thank you for the service rendered by your loved one," says a member of the Honor Guard.
“I had been to a funeral and saw how powerful that was,” said Rodney Ray the film’s producer. “And I know one day that is going to play out in my life."
Ray of West Monroe, Louisiana, wrote and directed "Flag of My Father," in honor of his dad who fought in World War II.
“They paid a great price,” said Ray. “They left friends behind. They carry physical wounds mental wounds. We hope they walk away just feeling proud about their service to our country."
Ray donates Flag of My Father and his military themed documentaries to all Louisiana veterans homes. The movie strikes a special chord with those who've fought for that flag.
'Having served on our honor guard and presented flags, it's very touching, said Jasper Pennington, a World War II veteran. "I've seen grown men cry when I give them a flag. Very touching."
"It made me want to stand up and cheer," said veteran Robert Henderson.
“I think it's very very useful,” said veteran Woodrow Reulet. “We represent the flag that shows you the glory of our country."
A flag that will forever fly as the backdrop of America's freedom, faith and family.
R-Squared Productions is based in Ouachita parish in northeast Louisiana. For more information on their faith based films you can go to http://www.r2films.com