New doco begins overseas

Press release from Conti Bros

Conti Bros Films, the production company behind Michelle Lehman’s 2008 Tropfest winner, “Marry Me” are off to Norway,
then London and Pembroke Dock, Wales, to record interviews for the documentary “A VERY SHORT WAR”.

Producer Karl Conti and co-director/editor Myles Conti will travel with actor/director Bill Young in mid May for two weeks. At
Sylling, west of Oslo, they will attend and record the annual ceremony at the gravesites of nine aircrew of a WW2 Short Sunderland Flying Boat from 210 Squadron (RAF). The flying boat was shot down on the 9th April 1940, the first day of the German occupation of Norway. Young’s uncle, Cliff Carpenter, a pioneer Australian aviator, was the second pilot/observer on the flight and the crew were the first Allied servicemen to give their lives in Norway’s cause.

Whilst in Norway, Young and his team will be conducting a number of interviews, including one with an eye witness who, as a nine year old, watched the aerial encounter between the Sunderland and two Messerschmitt Bf110’s.

They will then travel to London to conduct further interviews before travelling to Pembroke Dock, Wales, the RAF base for 210 Squadron.

A VERY SHORT WAR is a one hour documentary for television. It revolves around the short life of Jack Clifford (Cliff) Carpenter. Through his letters home we are exposed to a fascinating and intriguing insight into the spirit of the times as World War II beckoned.

A VERY SHORT WAR is a deeply personal story – one that resonates with and applies to every single name chiselled into memorial monuments scattered throughout the world’s cities and country towns.

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