History Matters – Freedom

Through the eyes of an 8-year-old farm boy, our movie Elijah and George offers the audience hope and inspiration in what seemingly insurmountable obstacles the human spirit can and will endure in the name of Family, Freedom and Home.

Like the American Revolution, the Story of Elijah and George is not political. For me, Freedom is a birthright.

It is about the 1000’s of children, women and men who followed the armies with only what they could carry on their backs. They all had jobs to support the army in exchange for rations and a sense of safety. Camp Followers were sponsored by a soldier, if that soldier was killed, they had 24 hours to leave camp. Many had no where else to go. It was a grueling existence.

It is about the trusted relationship General George Washington formed with his Man Servant, William “Billy” Lee. This trusted relationship led General Washington to a change of heart about slavery, resulting in Lee’s full freedom upon Washington’s death. Meaning, Washington set it up so no other could “own” Lee.

It is about Polly Cooper of the Oneida Nation and how she saved 1000’s of soldiers from starving to death at Valley Forge. The Oneida Nation is America’s First Ally.

It is about the African American Soldiers who fought for both the British and Continental Armies in exchange for their freedoms.

It is about men from all walks of life and social standing coming together to fight for principle, including protecting unalienable rights , limited government , and the Social Compact.

It is about remembering how are freedoms came to be, to honor those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms today.

It is about the women of the American Revolution to include the story of “Molly Pitcher” who stepped into her husbands shoes, after he passed out from heat exhaustion, to keep the cannons cool during a battle.

It is about redemption from a most surprising and unexpected turn of events.

It is about a simple game of Draughts (Checkers), Elijah’s one piece of “Home” that leads him on impossible adventures to find his father, a soldier in the 6th PA Regiment, who goes missing after the fierce Battle of Monmouth.

Elijah and George Movie: An impossible adventure begins when a young boy sneaks out of George Washington’s encampment to find his father, a soldier who does not return from the Battle of Monmouth. Will the game of draughts (checkers) save the young boy’s life and get him home?

Producer Andrea M Clarke shares “It’s one of those stories that cannot be left on the shelf. “Elijah and George” is part love story and part American History; it has action, adventure, drama, some humorous moments and a battle scene! And what I especially love is that the story is uniting, bringing the audience into the characters struggles and triumphs in what they can and do endure in the name of family, freedom and home.”

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Author: 1663 Media Arts, LLC

1663 Media Arts, LLC is an Independent Film Production Company that develops historical dramas based on real life events...because #HistoryMatters.