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Brent Dones & Mike Boettcher met while working on The Hornet’s Nest. The documentary feature follows Mike and his son Carlos as they embed for a year with the United States Army, Marines, & Medivacs; going on and filming their missions in Afghanistan. They spent a year hosting screenings for Universities & Veteran related charities to raise millions for Veterans and Gold Star Families. THN had a 500+ screen theatrical release and is a permanent exhibit at the National Infantry Museum.

Following the success of THN, Mike & Brent teamed up to create Standing Bear Entertainment. They sold and are Executive Producers of a four part docuseries, Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, to ABC News Studios who produced it for Hulu. ABC News Studios was pleased with the results and greenlit a Primetime 20/20: Girl Scout Murders which aired nationally on 11/4/22 and is available on Hulu.


Brent Dones

Following The Hornet's Nest, Brent was the lead producer of No Greater Love, a documentary about the experience for soldiers coming home and reintegrating into society. NGL screened at the White House in 2018 and is officially classified as resiliency training for the United States Army. He was the only Story Producer for the first 8 films on Netflix's original documentary anthology series Untold, Executive Produced by the Way Brothers.....

Mike Boettcher

Veteran network news correspondent, Mike Boettcher, has been recognized with journalism’s top awards for his coverage of events that shaped the world since 1980. He also helped launch the era of 24-hour live news coverage when on June 1, 1980, he performed the first live satellite report for a fledgling network called CNN. In a four- decade network career Boettcher received national recognition in all facets of broadcast journalism.......


In 2007, Sands was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Oklahoma’s Professional Chapter of SPJ in 2006. As President of the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters he served as Chairman of a special committee that wrote and guided through the legislative process a new Oklahoma Open Records law.....

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