The Remembered War
East Coast Premiere
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Directed by: Sharlene Hawkes, Brandon Young
Production Studio: Remember My Service (RMS) Productions
Sunday, May 25 2014, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Ticket Info
For decades, Americans have often referred to the Korean War as “the forgotten war.” To counter this label, “The Remembered War” uses veterans’ interviews to tell the story of a bitter war for freedom that ultimately succeeded in producing one of the most powerful economies in the world.
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About the Filmmakers
Brandon Young, C0-Director
Brandon Young is Video Production Director for RMS Productions, overseeing all feature (short form) production for the military commands under contract. He is an award-winning filmmaker,and founder/owner of Utah Film Network. Brandon previously directed with Solar Shock Pictures and Entropy Pictures based out of Utah, and is an experiened screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. He has been involved with over 20 films and numerous television productions in varying capacity over the last several years.
Sharlene Hawkes, C0-Director
In 2006, in response to a request for digital content management assistance by the US Army Reserve 96th Regional Readiness Command, Sharlene Hawkes founded the Remember My Service (RMS) Military Productions Division at StoryRock based in Salt Lake City, Utah . Today, RMS is the Military’s only full service interactive, video and publishing provider for Service member recognition, historical archives, and public affairs/recruiting tools. RMS has served over 250,000 veterans, and 300,000 service members in working with such large commands as California/Florida/New York/Ohio/Puerto Rico/Missouri in the National Guard; the Third Infantry Division, Second Infantry Division, and 75th Ranger Regiment in the Army; and USS Essex, USS Bonhomme Richard and USS Peleliu in the Navy. Additionally, as President of RMS Productions, Sharlene has continually added to the RMS core competencies, to include producing all educational and social media materials for Dept. of Defense Korean War 60th Commemoration. In October of 2013, RMS partnered with the Association of the U.S. Army to tell the Army story at the Unit level in an unprecedented Army-wide effort, to include both video short-length features, and interactive integration of all communication materials.
In support of the troops, Ms. Hawkes has traveled to forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, pulled 7.5 G’s in an F-16, and spent time aboard the aircraft carrier USS Vinson to better understand the service provided by our dedicated Service members. She is on the Command Council of the Easter Seals’ Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Initiatives, executive committee member for AUSA/ Utah region, and steering committee member for Military Child Education Coalition/Utah. In 2008, she founded “Project Gratitude,” an annual program that brings wives and daughters of fallen heroes to a complimentary VIP weekend at the Miss America Finals, where they are recognized as “Honorary Miss Americas” in a ceremony on the Miss America stage.
Ms. Hawkes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from BYU, and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of Utah. After college, she became one of the first women on ESPN and spent 16 years as an award-winning sportscaster and producer there, covering such world-class events as World Cup Soccer, World Cup Skiing, the Kentucky Derby 1995-2004, the French Open, and Big 10 College Football 1990-1995. She was a host of College Gameday, World Cup Soccer Today, Scholastic Sports America, ESPN’s Sailing, and Great American Events. In her role as both producer and on-air talent, Ms. Hawkes has interviewed such celebrities as Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Larry King, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Donald Trump, Pele, Diego Maradona, Tony Bennett, Mary Lou Rhetton, Troy Aikman, George Strait, and even Alice Cooper.
Ms. Hawkes was born in Paraguay, later living in Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, but spent most of her teenage years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the only foreign-born, bilingual Miss America, and is an accomplished musician and published author. Ms. Hawkes and her husband, Bob, have four children and live in Centerville, Utah, where they enjoy skiing, biking, and camping
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