John Counsell in his army uniform
17 – 22 September This short documentary will be streaming online during the Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando, Florida
The crystal award which was accompanied by a cheque for $250.
Premiered in the UK on 25 February and won the Documentary category.
“Writing the peace”
On 8 May 1945, a document was signed that ended World War 2 in Europe. But who wrote the words that changed the course of 20th Century history? It was an actor turned soldier called John Counsell. This is the story of an unlikely hero who happened to be in the right place at the right time.
The poster designed by John Mundy
A facsimile of the actual document.
The German high command arrive to sign the document of military surrender including the cadaverous-looking Admiral Von Friedeberg (far right)
Writer, presenter and associate producer Jenny Short, one of John Counsell’s twin daughters
Russian General Sukov congratulates American General Spatz on 8 May 1945
Associate Producer Steve Croson re-enacts part of the story with cinematographer Derk Russell behind the camera
John Counsell as actor manager at the Theatre Royal in Windsor post war
The cast and some of the crew on location at the Theatre Royal in Windsor, England.
Writer: Jenny Short
Presenter: Jenny Short & Elizabeth Counsell
Producer & Director: A D Cooper
Editor & Producer: Gary Tobyn
CInematographer: Derk Russell
Sound Recordist: Mark Andrews
Voices: Rupert Baker
Associate Producer: Jenny Short, Elizabeth Counsell, Steve Croson
ADR & Sound MIx; Alex Mayland
Composer: Nina Humphreys
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/writingthepeace/