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NEWS

2015

The new year started with the broadcast premiere of "Carved From Stone:Legacy of A Granite Town" on Rhode Island PBS. Ocean State Video is pleased to continue working with the WWII Foundation completing production on 4 new documentaries for American Public Television. Additionally we are working a couple of new producers creating documentaries on Austin T. Levy and another on the history of Architecture in Providence. 2014 began with the broadcast premiere of our Watch Hill documentary. In May and June we went back to Normanady, France for the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion to shoot “Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice”  and in December we travelled to Luxembourg to shoot “The American St. Nick”. 2013 brought us to Hawaii and the Philppines in April to shoot a documentary about an amazing escape from a POW camp in WWII and how it changed the war. "4-4-43" premiered in Texas in November. In September we went to Belgium with the daughter of a WWII pilot to follow her as she met some of the people who helped her father to escape capture after his plane was shot down. "Above and Beyond" is scheduled for release in 2014. In April of 2012 we returned to Auschwitz in Poland with a survivor of that horrific concentration camp. "A Promise to My Father" is now running nationally on PBS stations. In June we traveled to Normandy for the anniversary of D-Day and the dedication of a new statue honoring leadership. On that same trip we also filmed for another WWII documentary about 2 medics who set up camp in a small village church and treated both American and German wounded.  "Dick Winters: Hang Tough" and "Eagles of Mercy" are now both airing on PBS stations around the country. Throughout the year we filmed Waterfire events for a television special and DVD. We are also working to expand the broadcast reach of "Covered Bridges of New England". RIPBS aired our covered bridge documentary in the first quarter of 2011. In May, we followed WWII vet James "Maggie" Megellas back to Europe and followed his footsteps through France, Belgium, Holland and all the way to Berlin, Germany. We finished the year with the completion and premiere of another doc based on the Museum of WWII in Natick, MA., narrated by Dan Aykroyd. In 2010 Ocean State Video was honored with 2 more Emmy Awards for our work on "Navy Heroes of Normandy" and "When the Red's Rules the Roost". "Covered Bridges of New England" saw it's broadcast premiere in December on WGBH in Boston and WGBY in Springfield. In 2009, Ocean State Video was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards. Two for our documentary "Teens on a Mission" and a third for "The Impact of Your Choice". We continue to shoot most of our projects in High Definition, including a documentary recently released on  breast cancer, a documentary about a camp for children with cancer and another about  Lighthouse Keeper Ida Lewis. We are also in the early stages of our 3rd documentary project for Johnson & Wales University. DVD's of "When the REDS Ruled the Roost" are now available from rocjo.com. Have you seen the trailer for the Warwick Musical Theatre? We are working on that project too. "Navy Heroes of Normandy", our most recent D-Day doc will start playing in France on June 6th, the 65th anniversary of the invasion. 2008 was a success. We acquired a Panasonic HPX500 P2HD camera enabling us to shoot more High Definition today and into the future. We completed a documentary following local students on a  mission to Jamaica  and another documentary that followed the creation of a memorial dedicated to the Navy service on D-Day. This premiered in New Orleans at the World War II museum on November 14th and is now available on DVD.
Ocean State Video's  "D-Day + 62 Years" has been honored with 2 Emmy Awards. The documentary received an Emmy for "Best Program Photography" and producer/writer Tim Gray received an Emmy for writing. These men sit down and tell their stories, some for the first time ever and followed a group of veterans back to beaches in Normandy. In 2007 our documentary "D-Day: The Price of Freedom" aired nationally on PBS.  HD Production is underway on a documentary on the history of Diners.  We completed production on a second documentary about Johnson & Wales University and an educational documentary about DWI titled: "The Impact of Your Choice". Both are slated to air soon on PBS. We are shooting a moving story of faith and adversity at a  Church in Jamaica Plain. This project is being produced in High Definition.  For the third year in a row, we have provided a development video for Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital. Other 2007 projects include: a recruitment video for St. Michael's College Fire & Rescue, development videos for a new Temple in East Greenwich and A Wish Come True. The Emmy nominated documentary  "Rhode Island's Historic Lighthouses" continues to air on RIPBS. A world premiere was held at Jane Pickens Theater in Newport in July of 2005. The 47 minute film plus bonus material is now available on DVD from the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum in Jamestown, Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, the visitor center at Slator Mill in Pawtucket, from RIPBS and other Lighthouse groups in the area. Anyone interested in obtaining copies for retail can contact Jim@oceanstatetvideo.com . In January 2003 we traveled to  Morocco and Egypt to shoot 2 documentaries for PBS.  The programs were produced by The Visionaries and feature the work of the Near East Foundation. The 2 - 30 minute documentaries aired on PBS stations around the country. The trip included a visit to the pyramids in Giza, climbing to the top of one of the oldest mosques in Cairo, a day in Marrakech, work in the beautiful but harsh Atlas mountains of Morocco and meeting many interesting people from some very different cultures. Ocean State Video recently completed projects for  The Greater Providence Chamber, Cowan Plastics, Ocean Tides, Lifespan, Women & Infants' Hospital, Kent Hospital, The Tomorrow Fund, The Prout School,   The Rhode Island Philharmonic, Olneyville Community Schools, and  a Six SIGMA video for Textron.   We recently produced a new image video for Memorial Hospital, two educational shows for the Annenberg Institute, a Best Practices video for TFC Textron, a development video for The American Heart Association and a product demonstration tape for the American International Tool, Paint Shaver.  Ocean State Video also completed 4 Community Service Learning videos for Johnson & Wales University.

Returning to Auschwitz

We travel with the WWII Foundation around the world bringing veterans back to battlefields they fought in during World War II. By far the most emotional trip was in 2012 returning to Auschwitz with holocaust survivor Izzy Arbeiter. It was an honor to walk through the concentration camp with him as he recalled so many memories of the horror he witnessed there.

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