Friday, June 1, 2012

WASP Movie! A Thin Slice of Heaven!

From World War II-Era Film to Tell Untold Story of Women Hero Pilots

New Feature Film "A Thin Slice of Heaven" Honors the 1,000+ Women Who Courageously Flew in the Service of Their Country During World War II.

Burbank, CA, May 31, 2012 --( Rogue Pilot Productions today announced development of a new feature film that details the heroism and groundbreaking work of the Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs), an elite group of women pilots who in World War II flew military aircraft 60 million miles under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces.

“A Thin Slice of Heaven” follows the story of World War II-era pilot, Margret "Mags" Donahue, and the cadre of pilot trainees who join the WASPs to make a difference at a time of great conflict. With men deployed overseas or training for upcoming missions, the military turned to civilian women to fly warplanes from their manufacturing facilities to air bases before deployed to the war. "Mags" and her peers also flew as the “enemy” pilots during dogfighting training missions; a few of these women even saw action on foreign soil because these “dummy” missions gave them more experience than the young men they trained.

Despite the wartime efforts of these pilots, the women WASPs continued to be treated as second-class citizens by the military. It wasn’t until 30 years later, when an act of Congress unsealed the records of their program, that they were afforded the same GI benefits as their male counterparts.

“A Thin Slice of Heaven” tells the story of trailblazers who let nothing stand in the way of dedication and service to their country. It is a true tale of dedication, bravery, and cunning – of overcoming hardships both on the ground and in the skies where instinct and guts led these heroes to their place in history.

The trailer for “A Thin Slice of Heaven” was released today on YouTube at:

The film stars Paige Barnett, Erin Fitzgerald, and Erin Kaufman. It is written and directed by Ralph Sanchez, and produced by Cindi Rice. A Rogue Pilot production in association with Epic level Entertainment.

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