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Making Discovery’s APOCALYPSE ’45: A podcast with director Erik Nelson

Director Erik Nelson describes Apocalypse ’45 as the “first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan meets Apollo 11.”

He shares his original concept; how his almost casual pitch to Discovery‘s Howard Swartz led to a full commission; the archive research and transfer process; his veteran interviews; the pre-edit planning, editing and final delivery.

Our informative discussion ends on A’45‘s virtual theatrical distribution campaign that is being steered by Abramorama and involves outreach partnerships with military museums and veterans organizations.

Medal Of Honor winner Woody Williams with Erik Nelson 
More detail!
  • Read more detail and watch the trailer in my detailed Apocalypse ’45 Case Study
  • Listen to my upcoming podcast with Abramorama’s Karol Martesko-Fenster