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“The Last Ring Home” Signs Worldwide Distribution with Shorts TV


Shorts TV and Myndset announce the conclusion of a seven-year worldwide distribution deal for the WWII documentary film, The Last Ring Home.

Shorts TV, owned and operated by Shorts International, the global home of short movies, has the world’s largest catalogue of high quality short movies available on TV, online and in theaters.  Shorts TV channel is the world’s first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies and is available across the US and Europe. 

The Last Ring Home, which was directed by Joshua Shelov and was selected at eight film festivals, has won three awards, including Best Foreign Film at the prestigious Charleston International Film Festival 2016, Best Documentary and Best Screenplay at the 2017 Southern Shorts Awards. See the trailer. See the IMDB.

 Through Shorts TV, the film, which was shown on national television (PBS/APT) across North America over Memorial Day weekend 2017, will be proposed to stations and services around the world, starting this autumn.

A personal story, The Last Ring Home centers on the magical journey of the class ring of a 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy graduate, Lt Minter Dial. A southerner, Lt Dial earns the Navy Cross and then is captured and killed as a POW of the Japanese. It is moving story of deep love, courage and honor.

The eponymous book, The Last Ring Home, was published on November 5, 2016.

Media & Reviews on Book & Film

“Wonderful… Dial creates a vivid image… A polished project.” Asia Times by Joyce Lau

 “An incredibly interesting story.” Donna Cole, WNAV 1430 (Annapolis radio)

 “Outstanding documentary.” J. Conley, President of USNA Class of ’82.

 “A compelling narrative.” S Mangalile, Consul General, Philippine Embassy UK

“Impressive…First Class.” Aarnout Loudon, ex Chairman of the Board of Akzo-Nobel, ABN-Amro, ex-senator of Netherlands

See more film reviews here.


"An unforgettable saga of determination, strength, sacrifice, and love set against the background of unspeakable horrors during World War II in the Pacific Ocean Theater." ―Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Devil in the Grove 

"Here is an inspired feat of historical sleuthing that stretches across generations and continents. In this feelingly told account of the heroic life of a grandfather he never knew, Minter Dial reminds us that history, above all else, is personal.” — Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice

"A moving tribute...and a masterful account of PoW experiences in the Pacific." THE LADY, UK (full review here)