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iN VIDEO: Kelowna actor plays key role in Second World War docudrama

Evan-Riley Brown, from Kelowna plays staff Sgt. Weaver in "Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission."
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Misty Falls Motion Picture Company/Mariana Tosca

A Kelowna actor is playing a key role in an upcoming Second World War docudrama.

Evan-Riley Brown plays Staff Sgt. Weaver in Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission where Second World War hero Lt. Royal Stratton of the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron leads a deadly mission to save the lives of nine downed airmen adrift in enemy waters of a war-torn South Pacific, according to a press release issued by Misty Falls Motion Picture Company, the production company for the movie.

The film blends the final interviews of the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron members of the U.S. Army Air Corps with dramatic recreations that highlight the embattled South Pacific theatre and the history of air-sea rescue in military aviation, according to the production company.

Brown left Canada at 18 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and studied at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory for two years.

After returning to Canada he continued to work on films and has been active in TV, movie and theatre productions since 2012, according to IMDB.

Brown recently played the lead in Kill Spree, which won best feature film in Spain's First Hermetic International Film Festival.

Evan-Riley Brown from Kelowna plays staff Sgt. Weaver in
Evan-Riley Brown from Kelowna plays staff Sgt. Weaver in "Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission."
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Misty Falls Motion Picture Company/Mariana Tosca

Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission will be available, Feb. 2, on DVD, Blue Ray and Video on Demand.

“The greatest generation overcame the Depression and (Second World War) with the same kind of mettle we need to meet the challenges facing our world today," writer-director Christopher Johnson said in the release. "Sometimes you have to look to the past for the tools and inspiration to overcome the hurdles of tomorrow. My sincerest hope is that people who see our film will feel empowered by those who paved the way so many decades ago."


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