Included within shorts film block

Greatest Generation

Sat. May 27, 2017 – 10:00 am | The U.S. Navy Memorial Theater


Directed by Michael Dorsey

Short Documentary
United States | 40 min | 2017

WWII fighter ace Larry ‘Happy’ Powell flew 68 missions over Europe in his P-51 fighter.

After crashing and spending time as a POW in Germany, Larry returned to his home city of Los Angeles for a dual career in the Air National Guard and as an assistant director in Hollywood.

After surviving another plane crash that left over 60% of his body badly burned, he went on to work on numerous Hollywood classics that included Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Right Stuff.

In Happy, Larry shares some gripping stories from WWII and Hollywood sets, and leaves us with his unique outlook on life.

Happy - Mike DorseyMichael Dorsey
Director, Producer, Writer

Mike Dorsey holds a degree in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is an active member of the Producers Guild of America. He grew up in Orange County, California and southwest Colorado.

Happy - Poster

Film Information

Director: Michael Dorsey
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 40 min


Sound Editor: Thomas Curley
Original Music/Composer:  Daniel Haas
Production Sound Mixer: Thomas Curley

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