Merian C. Cooper’s story is inspirational and compelling. It is a story that simply must be told. The Foundation plans to attract support to produce a full feature film for all the world to see and be inspired.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012
The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes announces an appeal to Investors, Producers and Partners to get involved as part of the initial team in the project to produce a major feature film to honor the heroism of Legendary Hollywood Producer and Hollywood’s Greatest Hero, Merian C. Cooper.
David C. Jamison, executive director of the Foundation, stated: “The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes has named legendary Hollywood Producer, Merian C. Cooper, as “America’s Greatest Hero of the 20th Century”. The mission of the Foundation is to identify and then to illuminate the lives of true American heroes in every field of endeavor, both past and present. Merian C. Cooper’s story is inspirational and compelling. It is a story that simply must be told. The Foundation plans to attract support to produce a full feature film for all the world to see and be inspired.”
Jamison continued: “Long before coming to Hollywood and producing many motion pictures, most notably the original “King Kong” movie, Merian Cooper, following a distinguished career in the Air Corp during World War I, voluntarily and heroically risked his life to repay America’s debt to the two Polish officers, Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Kazimierz Pulaski , who voluntarily came to America’s aid in our War for Independence. Merian Cooper, in the 20th Century, voluntarily created and formed the Kosciuszko Squadron of American and Polish pilots who fought for Poland in the Polish-Bolshevik War of 1919-1921. Cooper and his fellow pilots risked their lives for freedom, just as Pulaski and Kosciuszko had done earlier. Three of the American fighter pilots gave their lives and Cooper’s plane was shot down and he spent months in a Soviet prisoner of war camp. The Americans helped the Poles smash the Bolsheviks at the gates of Warsaw in what is known as “The Miracle on the Vistula River”. Cooper and the other Americans received Poland’s highest military honor, the “Militari Virtuti”, which is equivalent to our American “Congressional Medal of Honor”. Twenty years later, during World War II, Cooper, than at the height of his great Hollywood career as a Producer, re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became America’s oldest active duty fighter pilot, flying with the “Flying Tigers” in China, under the command of famed General Chennault.”
The Foundation plans to ask The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a “Special Heroes Oscar” to one of their own, Merian C. Cooper, for his uniquely heroic and inspirational life. The Foundation will shortly launch a worldwide petition campaign asking people to add their name to the petition asking the Academy to make this award.
The Foundation has also announced that it is asking Mel Gibson and Randall Wallace to team up again as they did in their great work in the film “Braveheart” to produce a new “Braveheart” to inspire the world with the incredible and inspirational true life story of “America’s Greatest Hero of the Twentieth Century,” Merian C. Cooper.
“On behalf of the Foundation, I am personally appealing to potential investors, producers and partners to contact me as soon as possible to get involved at this initial state in the development of the exciting project to produce a feature film on the life of Merian C. Cooper. Please contact me directly at davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com or by calling me at (334) 718-9501.”
The Foundation invites the public and the media to visit its website at http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com, to read the written film treatment titled “Honor To You” and to view the YouTube video film treatment titled “The Greatest Story Not Yet Told!”, and to learn all the details of the Foundation’s mission and of this inspirational film project. David C. Jamison, the Foundation’s executive director, is available for all interviews and media questions and for the public directly at davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com or by phone at (334) 718-9501.
Contact information: David C. Jamison, Executive Director
The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, Inc.