'Death March of Bataan' has been submitted to various film festivals in the US. I sent a copy to Illinois Int film festival, Texandance Int film festival, St Louis Int film festival, Rhode Island Int film festival, Fort Lauderdale film festival, Margaret Mead film festival. They all have websites so you may get some more information on the film should it be shown. Hopefully with a bit of public support from members, vets and organizations, the film may have a chance of actually being shown at one of the festival. I hope everyone reads this and gives its support by contacting one of the festivals to have it screen. Will keep you updated when and where you can get a copy.
'Death March Of Bataan' directed by Rainer Loeser under United Movietone Pictures has been selected at the Ford Lauderdale International Film Festival in Florida. It will screen at Cineman Paradio Tuesday November 11, 12.35pm.
Post by insurrectomad on May 19, 2009 8:00:58 GMT -5
We were only wistfully taking about when would anyone make a film about this! Great! My wife's Uncle Capt. Ildifonso David died in the camp. The brutal confiscation of medicine and food that was taken at bayonet point & clubbing of butts, promptly saw his 2 brothers (My Father-in Law & Uncle Junior to rove around the hills and jungle until they enlist with the US/Phil. Army Guerrillas. Uncle Junior was just 17yrs old. Eligio Tanedo David My F in L was 1st Sargt. of "D" Comp. NW Pampanga MD. a Photo of Capt. Ildifonso David etc can be seen under topic of his name/ Battaan Vets. The only thing i would raise is that after weeks of napalm & firebombs being dropped on the Bataan defenders and their forest cover; should the reenacters not have some soot on there faces & cloths. Also too many looked very clean shaven after 3 months fighting. I could see ironed creases in clothing too. Having spent more time in "contact" reenactment events as apposed to formal displays over the years, I have followed my companions in obtaining a 2nd uniform that is rarely washed and never ironed. The corpse of the girl should truely shock people! That is real horror & sadly a historic fact. The reason for not filming in the Philippines we all know, but apparently those who spoil everything do not. therefore May I suggest you include a statement to that effect during the rolling of the titles etc! Will i be able to buy a DVD? --Insurrectomad
If there is anyone out there who could give financial support to remake ' Bataan' lets hear from you. If we all get together and support this project in the way of raising funds, we may have a chance to bring it back to the screen. I'm for one would be most happy to give my services for free to direct the film. My past films which I directed have been 'Angels Of Bataan' Siege Of Corregidor' and my current release 'Death March Of Bataan' which you'll find posted here (members name Fox) You will also find me at You Tube (bataanorion) or type in my name on the net. Rainer Loeser. I would be interested to show my new film at various venues and use all the proceeds towards making Bataan, if somebody out now can organized it. Please support this project if you can. You can email me, email@example.com
The release date for the DVD's is next month. Just wondering, if we could raise some funds for the remake of Bataan, at various vets nights and meetings that are held throughout this year, by showing and selling our DVD's there. What do you think, would this be worthwhile doing?
I don't know how the film industry works but wouldn't revenue from that be a relatively small trickle compared to what is needed for a serious production? Maybe when your DVD comes out, volume sales to schools, libraries, and other organizations could make a dent.
Revenue from the DVD sales are very small indeed, compared to what is needed for a major production, most likely it would not even cover the first day of a shoot, we really need a lot of support and I can't really see that happening, so Bataan continues to sleep.