John Ross: American is much more than just a story about an amazing WWII Reconnaissance pilot. It’s a leap of faith in ideals that is depending on the support of everyone in Colorado and American to complete its goal.
I’m one of the interns that work for Worker Studio and this is my chance to work on something I love and believe in. For the past four years I’ve attended RMCAD (Rocky Mountain College of Art +Design) and worked hard to graduate. This summer I’ve been working on the trailer, editing and pre-production for this inspirational film.
John Ross is an amazing person. I’ve had the joy of watching interviews and the ability to hear his stories. He’s so down to earth and genuine. He fought against his lack of education to do what he wanted to do. Fly! He set his sights on flying a P-38 in WWII, and overcame all of the obstacles. “Fighter Pilots win battles. Photo pilots win wars.” His legacy in bringing photos back from the battlefield is what helped win the war.
He is a real hero, and I want his story to be told.
Worker Studio wants to animate this documentary and bring his story to life in a medium that has no limits. Just like John’s life.
I want to tell people about him and his stories. I want people to know the story of John Ross. I’m 22years old and this is the first time I’ve ever had the chance of hearing a hero tell his story and could relate. I’ve been completely fascinated ever since I got to know John Ross.
I live in Colorado, and there are no other opportunities for me and my fellow graduates in the state. I want other graduates to be able to find work here and not be forced to move to LA or Washington. This film has so may meanings behind it.
Most of all though, I want people to be inspired by John Ross, like I and many others have been. Please take the time to get to know him and share this story of inspiration with everyone you know.
Please visit the site here: John Ross: American