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About

When the world lost hope, they never lost faith in each other.

Outnumbered 10 to 1, cut off behind enemy lines, and nearly overwhelmed by unceasing human wave attacks, the Marines fought their way to the sea in what is regarded as the most remarkable military feat of the 20th Century. Seventeen Medals of Honor, over 70 Navy Crosses, and over 20 Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded to the heroes of this campaign, making it one of the most decorated battles in American history.

The Chosin Reservoir Campaign is taught to every single Marine recruit at boot camp, along with Belleau Wood and Iwo Jima, as one of the seminal battles of the Marine Corps’ proud history. However, this legendary story has been missing from our history classrooms and in popular media for decades. As the men of Chosin fade into history, their stories and the stories of their fallen brothers fade with them. This project ensures that their legacy is preserved for generations to come, never to be forgotten.

The mission of the CHOSIN project is to preserve the story of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign and to honor all veterans of the Korean War.

The Team

Brian Iglesias

CEO/ Founder, Veterans Expeditionary Media, LLC

Brian has over ten years of experience from development through post-production on feature films, commercials, web content, live events, and graphic novels. Since forming Veterans Expeditionary Media in 2009, he has produced four feature films, three graphic novels, and co-produced the New York City Veterans Day Parade for television. His company’s first production, the Korean War documentary CHOSIN, was released in theaters, on pay TV (EPIX), cable TV (Military Channel, 2014), DVD and VOD. The story was expanded into a two-part graphic novel written by Iglesias, as well as an animated film, both to be released Spring 2014. Brian is a member of the Producers Guild of America and director of the New York City chapter of Veterans in Film and Television.

Brian enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995 and worked his way up to the rank of staff sergeant before attending film school at Temple University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, and attended requisite officer training before meeting his unit in combat. He deployed twice to Iraq as an infantry platoon commander with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. He then deployed for operations in the Pacific before returning home to develop infantry training programs that have been implemented Marine Corps-wide. After 13 years of active duty, Iglesias joined the reserves, and currently holds the rank of major. Brian holds an MBA from the Whitman School of Business at Syracuse University. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, Stacey, and their two boys, Alex and Andrew.

Anton Sattler

COO/ Partner, Veterans Expeditionary Media, LLC

Anton joined Veterans Expeditionary Media as a partner in 2009, serving as producer and marketing manager. Anton executed a grassroots, digital and event-driven marketing campaign for VEM’s first film, CHOSIN, which broke-even in 90 days and continues to build an audience four years after release. Anton has produced three feature films, commercials, web content, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, and provided military technical advisory services for Lockheed Martin’s War Fighter national ad campaign. Anton serves as the editor for VEM’s publishing efforts and writes a majority of VEM’s projects, to include the animated adaptation of the Korean War documentary CHOSIN. Additionally, he serves as the deputy director of the New York City chapter of Veterans in Film and Television.

Anton graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 with a B.A. in film studies and English writing. After graduating, Anton joined the Marine Corps and deployed to Al Qa’im, Iraq in as an infantry platoon commander with India Company, 3rd Marines. He deployed a second time to Ramadi, Iraq as the company executive officer. Upon completing his fleet tour, Anton served as an operations officer on recruiting duty in Baltimore, MD. After 6 years of active duty service, Anton transferred to the reserves, where he is currently serving as a major with Marine Corps Public Affairs, NYC. In that role, Sattler has coordinated hundreds of community relations and media events for the Marine Corps in local and national markets, to include New York City Fleet Week. Anton holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and lives in Queens, NY with his wife, Jackie.

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