Kenn Christienson, Dan McClinton, Nick Searcy and Eric Porvaznick FIRST ATTACK FILM

Air Date:

April 26, 2013

Show #115

My guest is My guest will be Filmmaker Kenn Christienson, Dan McClinton, Nick Searcy and Eric Porvaznick

Actor, Nick Searcy narrates: “First Attack,” the 50 year history of the 1-227th Aviation Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division.

First Attack PosterThe video covers the Battalion’s formation, February 13, 1963 and highlights the Battalion’s involvement in Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan.) .

The video’s production was a volunteer effort, to commemorate the Battalion’s 50th Anniversary, February, 13th 2013. The video has also been donated to the 1-227th, for the instruction of new Battalion Members. “First Attack” was photographed at Wings and Rotors Air Museum in Murrieta, Ca and at Fort Hood, Texas.

Writer, Director, Editor and Visual Effects producer for over 20 years, residing in Southern Oregon. • Owner of production company: Kenn Christenson Films – since 2001 – Specializing in TV commercials and web promotional videos.• Studied film production at California Institute of the Arts. • Been shooting film & video since 13 years old.

Dan McClinton’s was born and grew up in Waco, TX. Joined the Army in 1986, graduated from flight school in OCT 1987. Flew UH-1s until 1998, when I switched over to the Attack side of things. I was assigned to 1-227th in May of 2004 and served there until my retirement from the Army in 2011. While assigned to the 1-227th I participated in 3 tours to Iraq totaling 37 months. He currently work for Flight Safety International as a Bell Model 412 helicopter instructor at the DFW center. He has in excess of 5 thousand flight hours.

In addition to his stellar portrayal of Chief Deputy Art Mullen on FX’s “Justified,” Peabody Award-winning International Film and Television star Nick Searcy continues to amaze internet audiences with his “Acting School with Nick Searcy.” Be sure to check YouTube and Funny or Die frequently for new episodes.

Eric Porvaznik, still blogging away at, returns to the Warrior Filmmaker show for the fourth time as a guest or co-host. Still no word on whether Jack will award him with a commemorative LA Talk Radio plaque this time or the fifth visit. Till then, be sure to check out “Looking for Oscar, his ode to 1970s baseball, on YouTube.

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