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Foghorn: Child Actor, Veteran, Friend

Over the serene and verdant landscape of Camp Meeker in Northern California, a man with a childlike spirit lived his last years in a one-room cabin with 23 cats. A story of friendship and loneliness, George Carl Wenzlaff was a Navy veteran and postal service worker with unique artistic talents and an astonishing past as a famous child actor.

  • Diana Sánchez
  • Daniel Bernardi
    The American War
  • Diana Diana Sánchez
  • Daniel Bernardi
    The War to End All Wars... and its American Veterans
  • Andrés Gallegos
    Director of Photography
    From Mexico to Vietnam: A Chicano Story
  • Daniel Jamieson
    Anne Virkki: Near Earth Asteroids
  • Wally Petersen
    Key Cast
    "as Himself"
  • Ron Pickart
    Key Cast
    "as Himself"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Historical, Military, Veteran, Hollywood
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • El Dorado Films LLC
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Diana Sánchez

Diana Sánchez is an award-winning experimental filmmaker and curator born in Mexico City and raised in California. Diana graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in Cinema. She is currently an independent producer, director and curator working in the Bay Area.

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Director Statement

Film is always in some way experimental. Even when telling a story like this one -- of a famous child actor, Foghorn, who died in near obscurity with 23 cats -- you can say that the form of the film illuminates the experiment of a life well lived. Foghorn loved performance, photography and poetry. He had only a few dedicated friends, but memories of both Marilyn Monroe and the Vietnam War punctuated his time with them. Telling his story meant more to me that I can express in a statement.