The story of the Roughnecks in Sherwood Forest During WWII.
2023 Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame Inductee
As executive producer of the documentary, Sherwood Forest: Top Secret, and a contributing editor to Oilman Magazine, Mark Stansberry, in association with Oscar-winning producer Gray Frederickson, exposed the story of how Oklahoma Roughnecks’ top-secret mission to drill for oil made victory possible in WWII. Although the story impacted the war’s outcome, it seems to have remained top secret to the world.
As an energy expert, Stansberry has wanted to tell the story for years, and he accomplished that with the late Gray Frederickson. The documentary that was seen on OETA, PBS.org, was written and directed by Greg Mellott. It was narrated by actor Barry Corbin. They credited the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas (OERB), the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, and the Oklahoma Historical Society, The Kirkpatrick Foundation, among others, for bringing this project to fruition. The documentary has been dedicated to the memory of Gray Frederickson who lost his battle with cancer while completing the film.
For more information about viewing the documentary for schools and groups go to www.okhistory.org.
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