The Pacific Film Foundation creates and distributes documentary films that educate, challenge, excite, and inspire our audiences. These true documentaries of human stories from both the past and the present comprise information that is not generally well-known and content that is currently relevant.  Themes explored include individual examples of leadership, ethical values, grace under pressure, public service, cultural and racial integration and acceptance, innovation, and gratitude.


According to Albert Maysles, the renowned documentary filmmaker, “…in a documentary, you’re really engaged with a person going through real life experiences.  So for that period of time, as you watch the film, you are in effect, in the shoes of another individual.  What a privilege to have that experience.”


The mission of the Pershing Foundation is to support activities that develop outstanding traits of leadership, scholarship, and military excellence among America’s youth and to expand the legacy General of the Armies John J. Pershing through service.


Our vision is that America’s youth mature and grow into the leaders of tomorrow, capable of meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive global community, both on the battlefield and in the boardroom.  We believe that a foundation in leadership, coupled with the core tenants of the professional, moral, and ethical values espoused by General of the Armies John J. Pershing and his legacy, the National Society of Pershing Rifles, is the best way to fulfill that vision.


A committed team of filmmakers is dedicated to telling this story.  They include experienced producers, directors, and writers, veterans of the Armed Forces, historians, and members of the National Society of Pershing Rifles.

Sandra Pershing

David A. Poe

Dayle D. Hartnett, Ph.D.

Joseph Hartnett

Executive Producer

Executive Producer

Executive Producer


Granddaughter-in-Law of General John J. Pershing

U.S. Army Veteran


Educator and Producer

Writer and Producer

Dan McCoy

Helen Patton

David Avallone

Mark Johnathan Harris




Story Consultant

Sound Engineer

Granddaughter of General George S. Patton Jr.

Writer and Director

Oscar Winning Producer
Distinguished Professor

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Interested in supporting the Pershing Project?  Donors who make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the Pershing Foundation in support of the documentary will be listed in the film's credits.  To learn more click here.

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