Thank you for the opportunity to see your film Forgotten Heroes at Skywalker Sound. It was a faith-affirming experience to know that
it is still possible for independent films such as yours to get made in this day
and age of bigger budgets and lower profits.
For years the demise of the independent has been heralded by so-called analysts and
experts, yet all such predictions have failed to materialize By the same token, the
belief that bigger budgets, bigger stars, and bigger ad campaigns make for better
films has also been debunked. Forgotten Heroes is a perfect indicator as to
why, in both cases.
That you were able to obtain production values and a level of technical expertise
rivaling films more than ten times your budget should be food for thought for the
majors. You have demonstrated beautifully that it's not how much money you have,
it's how wisely and prudently you use whatever money you do have.
I would especially like to commend you for daring to buck the trend of negativity
that has permeated nearly every recent war film, on Vietnam or otherwise. Heroism,
in spite of the moral implications of the cause, is a trait that has been all but
forgotten in films. Thank you for taking the risk and daring to exalt the attributes
of loyalty and comraderie. It worked.
Please keep me posted on further developments and feel free to contact me at any
Associate Editor - Entertainment Today