The Last Signal
Directed by Kyle Olson
In June 2015, a 92-year-old man became an overnight internet sensation. His name is Raymond “DeVere” Johnson, and he was believed to be the last surviving World War II veteran of the Navy ship LST-218. Adamant to prove he was not alone, his daughter created a post on Facebook asking help in finding him a fellow shipmate. In just days, the post went viral, garnering over one million hits and attention from media outlets from all over the world. Weeks later, 91-year-old veteran John Heimsoth was uncovered. In the wake of the discovery, these two great men scheduled a reunion, proving it is never too late to share history even as time runs out.
Filmmaker Kyle Olson is scheduled to attend.
GI Film Festival San Diego Nomination
Best Documentary Short
Kyle C. Olson is an award-winning producer, director, and young entrepreneur. Over the past 10 years, he has worked on numerous television shows, including “America’s Next Top Model,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “The Four” — just to name a few. On each of these shows, Kyle brings new talents to the table — often wearing more than one hat for a production. Earlier this year, “The Last Signal” celebrated its World Premiere in Normandy, France, before a crowd of WWII enthusiasts during the 74th Anniversary of D-Day.