We’re pleased to be joined by award winning playwright and filmmaker Lance Nielsen. Lance was the driving force behind Pegasus Bridge, a film about Operation Coup De Main/Deadstick during D-Day. Sadly, the funding for Lance’s ambitious film didn’t materialise and the Covid-19 Pandemic halted production. Thankfully, Lance has now published the film’s screenplay along with an introduction which tells the story of his attempts to produce the film and detailed production notes which explain how the film would have been produced originally. In this special episode Lance tells us all about the impetus for the film, the how he spearheaded production, spoke to surviving veterans and crafted an engaging and historically accurate script for the film.
We have said many times that we would love to see a film made about the daring operation to capture Pegasus Bridge and having read Lance’s beautifully crafted and thoroughly researched screenplay we hope he gets the chance again in the future to make Pegasus Bridge. You can find a link to order a copy of the screenplay here: https://fightingonfilm.com/pegasus-bridge-screenplay-with-director-lance-nielsen/
Check out Lance’s channel at @outcastcreatives4230
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.