You Gotta See... One Six Right
by ANN Correspondent Pete Tobin
Brian J. Terwilliger is a bold young film maker, who combined
his love for visual images and passion for flight into a
beautifully woven documentary about Van Nuys Airport -- which vies
for the title of busiest general aviation airport in the
world -- called "One Six Right."
"To tell the story of general aviation, you need a main
character. Van Nuys fit that bill very well," says Terwilliger.
"It's historic. It's busy. Mostly, there are always vastly
different aircraft on the ramp. It's like watching an air show each
and every day. Every time you head to the runway, something
unbelievable taxis in front of you, from Hawkers to Hunters to
T-38's to J-3 Cubs and everything in between."
Terwilliger adds he is an artist who loves film making -- loves
taking the time to wait for just right light for the most dramatic
shot, especially if the subject of that photo is an airplane. He
also loves combining music and visual images to tell a story.
Although his long range goal is dramatic films, Terwilliger
invested several years of his life this project; three years in
just raising money alone.
"I think people were concerned that I was making the most
expensive home movie ever," the filmmaker laughs.
His persistence led to 12 investors... and eventually even
Cessna Aircraft agreed to become his financial partner.
With a half a million in the bank, Brian and his crew slowly
began shooting. All together it took 14 months to get the entire
film "in the can" which was followed by a year of post
Brian's efforts were rewarded with a genuine Hollywood premiere
at the Hollywood Pacific Theater on June 25, 2005 with 900 people
Presently, Brian is displaying his film on the Oshkosh grounds
in not one, but two places -- inside Hangar D, Booth 4017... and
with an extraordinary, Cub-hangin'-off-the-ground outdoor display,
between Hangars A & C cosponsored by Legend Cub.
"I'm thrilled with EAA's support of the film," Brian says. "They
feel that it's a great way to discuss what we all love about the
flying. That child-like passion. They are selling the DVD's all
over Oshkosh. In return we are donating five dollars to the EAA's
Young Eagles program for each copy of the film that sells
"It costs $5 per child to get a Young Eagle their first ride in
an airplane," Terwilliger added. "If we sell a few thousand copies
of "One Six Right," we're going to put a few thousand young eagles
in the air."
After Oshkosh, Terwilliger plans to begin a 13 city tour
promoting "One Six Right."