Dream of a Lifetime
I was given the privilege of producing the Honor Flight Houston documentary.
What a fantastic experience I shared with two groups of true American heroes, with a total of about 50 veterans. These folks were members of what is known as the greatest generation: our parents, grandparents or great-grandparents who survived the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, fought victoriously in World War II, and then built the world’s strongest economy.
After reviewing all of my materials, I began the process of finishing the script for the documentary. A vast majority of scripts produced for television or film will follow a basic story structure. These are most often divided into three acts. You set up the story and there is a catalyst that gets it going. That’s the first act. Then, your story is told with all of the twists and turns. That is the second act. Finally in the third act you wrap up the story with a powerful, emotional, dramatic or funny ending.
The 53-minute Honor Flight Houston Documentary provides a journey through the entire Honor Flight experience, told through eyes of the veterans. It will prove to be a lasting memento for those who participated in the program to share with family and friends. But, it will also give audiences and viewers a deep and lasting impression of how Honor Flight is truly the trip of a lifetime.