The Pacific

Released in 2010 by HBO Studios

The Pacific is an epic 10-part miniseries that delivers a realistic portrait of World War II's Pacific Theatre as seen through the eyes of three U.S. Marines: Robert Leckie, Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge. The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to a triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.

Made by the creators of Band of Brothers (including producing team Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg), and based in part on books written by Sledge and Leckie, The Pacific offers visceral scenes of both battle against a relentless enemy…and the deep physical and psychological effects it had on those that experienced it. 

Timothy Van Patten

About the Directors

Timothy Van Patten is an American television director, actor, screenwriter, and producer; in addition to three episodes of The Pacific, he has directed episodes of The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire, Rome, Game of Thrones, Ed, and Sex and the City.

Hanks Spielberg

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David Nutter is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television, and was responsible for two episodes of The Pacific.

Jeremy Podeswa

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Jeremy Podeswa is a Canadian/American film and television director. He directed three episodes of The Pacific, and has also worked as director on the television shows Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, The Tudors, and Queer as Folk.

Graham John Yost

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Graham John Yost is a Canadian film and television screenwriter. His best-known works are the films Speed and Broken Arrow and the television series Justified. He co-wrote and directed one episode of The Pacific.

Carl Franklin

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Carl Franklin is an American actor, screenwriter, and film and television director. He is most noted for the film Devil in a Blue Dress, based on the book by Walter Mosley and starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle; he directed one episode of The Pacific.

Tony To

About The the Directors

Tony To is a television producer and director; he currently serves as president of production and development at Lucasfilm. To won an Emmy Award for producing and directing for the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers; he directed one episode of The Pacific.