Tomorrow marks the release of Last Ounce of Courage, an independent film telling a story of sacrifice and freedom. Writer and co-director Darrel Campbell was inspired by a family legacy of military service, dedicating the screenplay to his father Jack and his uncle Freeman. Both landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy in 1944. Jack was in the second wave; Freeman was in the first.
Jack survived the war, but Freeman Campbell was killed in action not long after D-Day in the French village of St. Lo, where some of the fiercest fighting occurred. Darrel never had the chance to meet his uncle. Instead, he came to know him through his father’s stories.
“My uncle gave his last full measure of devotion, and he died trying to save France, trying to save the world, from Nazism,” said Campbell. “I use my gift of writing to honor those who have served and are serving.”
Last Ounce of Courage is the story of a grieving grandfather who is inspired to take a stand for faith and freedom against a tide of apathy and vanishing liberty. Released by Veritas Entertainment, the film features stars from hit movies: Marshall Teague, who has appeared in Armageddon and The Rock; Jenna Boyd, who appeared in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; and Hunter Gomez, who appeared in National Treasure. The movie opens nationwide tomorrow.