Patrick Fries of Arrowhead Films and Cherie Hart of UNDP Houston, Texas, 23 April 2012— Austin’s Arrowhead Films United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) film Himalayan Meltdown won the prestigious Platinum Award in the broadcast documentary category last weekend at the 45th Annual Worldfest International Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world. The [...]
Austin’s Arrowhead Films “Himalayan Meltdown” documentary wins top prize at International Film Festival
The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Committee has contracted with Arrowhead Films to help with their efforts to raise funds and bring awareness to their efforts to honor the half million Texans who served in the Vietnam War. The project includes rebranding, collateral materials, and a website that will include a series of video profiles, all designed to show us the real people for whom the monument will stand.
The melting of glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau and across the Himalayan
mountain range is among the greatest environmental security threats
facing Asia today, affecting communities across the Tibetan Plateau,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and China. Arrowhead Films documentary “Himalayan Meltdown” explores the subject.
Every day, the U.S. Army crews who fly helicopter medical evacuation missions put their own lives on the line so the wounded can survive to come home. This selfless humanitarian work is a legacy born in Vietnam that continues today. This photo was taken in Helmund Province, Afghanistan during filming for our Dustoff Legacy documentary, [...]
In 2002, Arrowhead Films launched an historic mission to restore and fly a Vietnam War UH-1 “Huey” helicopter across America to reunite veterans with the icon of their war. In the Shadow of the Blade became an award-winning documentary film that changed a lot of people’s lives, including our own. Since then, we have had [...]
We’re so fortunate at Arrowhead Films to have so many opportunities to meet people who have left their mark on history. For our documentary film in progress about the history of Army helicopter medical evacuation, known as “Dustoff,” we recently interviewed Mr. William Hammett of San Antonio, Texas. ”I flew so many missions at night [...]
The upheavals and social disturbances that characterized the 1960s–clashes of generations, races, genders, cultural values, and political beliefs–appeared to have no end. Slogans from the movements became rallying cries: Yippie, Women’s Lib, Silent Majority, Black Power, States’ Rights, Make Love Not War, Generation Gap, and No Grapes. Arrowhead Films produced the historical videos for a [...]
The Arrowhead crew is back from Germany after a quick trip to capture the official homecoming ceremony for C Company 1-214, the “Dustoff” unit with whom we embedded in Afghanistan. Congrats to them on a safe and important deployment, during which they risked their own lives every day to save others, evacuating 2,447 patients 1,100 [...]
This February 2011 Vietnam Magazine article about the Red Cross “Donut Dollies” and their front-line role in the Vietnam War has generated quite a lot of discussion! Arrowhead Films’ Cheryl Fries, director and co-writer of A Touch of Home: The Vietnam War’s Red Cross Girls, authored the article at the magazine’s invitation.
Arrowhead Films’ Discovery Asia documentary “Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown” is helping educate the people of Asia about the ways climate change is affecting the “water towers of the world,” and bringing attention to the United Nations Development Programme supported initiatives that are helping mitigate the effects of glacial melt. This article ran in the July 25 [...]
Congratulations to Mr. Chhewang Norphel, Chief Project Officer, Leh Nutrition Project Housing Colony, aka “The Ice Man,” for being recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his work to mitigate the effects of melting Himalayan glaciers. The award was delivered at a New Delhi screening of “Himalayan Meltdown,” the documentary in which we featured Mr. [...]
Congratulations to United Nations Development Programme Regional Communications Director Cherie Harte, who was awarded the RBAP Director’s Special Award at the UNDP Global Management Conference. Harte worked with Arrowhead Films to produce the Discovery Asia documentary “Himalayan Meltdown,” taking the message of UNDP’s successful climate-change initiatives to a large, multi-national audience.
Arrowhead Films To Document the Story of Dustoff FOR WIDE RELEASE, June 5, 2011 CONTACT: Cheryl Fries, 512-657-7880 Austin, Texas: Arrowhead Films of Austin today announced production has begun on its latest documentary, a one-hour feature which will tell the story of Army helicopter medical evacuation for the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center for History and [...]
Arrowhead Films’ documentary about the effects of melting Himalayan glaciers, and efforts in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bangladesh to mitigate those, is now airing to audiences of several million on Discovery Asia. Lots of you have asked when or if it will air here in the U.S. That’s up to Discovery, but we certainly hope [...]
The U.S. Army Medical Department Center for History and Heritage has commissioned Arrowhead Films to document the history and legacy of Army helicopter medical evacuation rescue missions, commonly known as “Dustoff.” The one-hour documentary will take our crews to Afghanistan to film the valiant crews who provide rapid, first-line response to wounded troops and civilians [...]
The Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument Committee has selected Arrowhead Films to create a public service announcement to help the group raise the remaining funds needed to build a monument at the State Capitol. The spot will feature Vietnam veteran Jerry Patterson and his son Travis, an Iraq war vet. Texas veterans of other wars [...]
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