I am proud to say that I've corresponded with Craig Campobasso a few times via email. He was friends with Dr Frank and Craig is currently the top expert on Valiant Thor and it's so incredibly awesome that he is in the process of bringing Dr Stranges' classic book to the big screen.
Craig is no stranger to filmmaking. He has tons of Hollywood credits going back to the 80s, having worked on blockbusters like, Dune, Total Recall, Silence of the Hams, and many more. Check him out on imdb.com. Specializing in casting, I've heard him say in an interview that the best part of his job is telling someone they got the part. Worst part of the job? "telling someone they didn't get the part."
The Valiant Thor Fan Club is dedicated to researching at promoting everything having to do with Valiant Thor and at this point, the best thing you can do for our cause is to help Craig raise money to complete his film which is now in the post-production phase. Click on that that there link and help-out today! Check out one of his videos below:
Written five years ago by one of Dr Frank E Stranges' sisters in-law:
A Memorial Service was held in California for my brother-in-law Dr. Frank E. Stranges who went home to glory on Nov. 17, 2008.
Dr. Frank E. Stranges was born in Brooklyn, NY to Natale & Catherine Stranges who had emigrated from Italy to the United States. Natale was a WW1 Veteran awarded a Purple Heart for his injuries. Under the watchful eye of his father, Frank was called to the Ministry at the age of 13. He has been learning, teaching and preaching ever since.
In 1959, he and his father founded the International Evangelism Crusades, a World Wide Christian Denomination with Ministers, Churches and Schools in more than twenty countries. Dr. Frank has spoken in Churches and Temples of many denominations, and received much joy from the wide variety of people throughout the World whom he was able to reach with his Spiritual teachings. This number only increased with the founding of the International Theological Seminary of California and his many travels to foreign countries as well as throughout the United States. He was very patriotic and dedicated to serving those who serve us, including veterans as well as several policing agencies, through his work as a Spiritual Counselor.
Dr. Stranges was the author of numerous books such as "Millennium Seven," "Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Volume 1, 2 & 3." He held degrees in Theology, Psychology and Criminology. Dr. Stranges was the Assistant Deputy Director of the California State Marshall Association.
In 1985, he married Julie Corcoran and they remained together until the day of his unexpected passing.
He leaves behind his sister Esther and her husband Paul, his brother Daniel and wife Rita, my husband David and numerous nieces and nephews, stepson and a host of pastors and students of the International Theological Seminary in the tri-state area.
From my husband and I, he will be greatly missed. Frankie had a wealth of wisdom and common sense mixed with his good nature and love.
May the memories he left comfort all during the days ahead and may his ministry continue far into the future. Thanks be to God for giving him to us for a season. Our lives are blessed and richer because of knowing him. Your work will continue, in your memory. We will never forget you and the fondest love you gave to us.
By Edith M. Stranges
Original article appears at the loveexpressonline.com
Check out this Laura Eisenhower interview of Craig Campobasso, experienced Hollywood filmmaker currently working on bringing Dr Frank Stranges' book, Stranger at the Pentagon to the big screen. Craig goes into much detail about the Val Thor phenomenon, dating back to March 16th 1957. I had great trouble making the link work so please copy and paste it into your browser:
Laura Eisenhower is the great granddaughter of President Dwight D Eisenhower. She is also related to President Richard M Nixon. Craig Campobasso is a longtime Hollywood casting director who is making his directorial debut with the mostly crowd-funded short film, Stranger at the Pentagon.