American Supership: The Untold Story of Saving USS Iowa

Two men took on the might of the United States Navy and the Government of California to make a museum out of America's last battleship.

  • Mark Neal Mockett
    Director
    ...Where is she now?
  • Rod Simmons
    Producer
  • Julie Mockett
    Producer
  • Russ Tyler
    Key Cast
    "Presenter"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mark Neal Mockett

Mark Mockett served in the Royal Navy before becoming a filmmaker. He worked for 14 years as an engineer, editor and producer for the BBC in London and DC.
He now lives in LA and specializes in films about maritime history.

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Director Statement

For most people, USS Iowa, America's last battleship suddenly appeared on the LA waterfront. This film reveals the untold story of how much work and heartache actually went into rescuing the ship. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of history and veterans' stories to influence future generations.