Elijah and Jack
1663 Media Arts, LLC presents an Adventurous, Family-Friendly Historical Drama based on the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army And Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling.
The movie tells the adventures of a courageous 8-year-old farm-boy and his faithful dog as they encounter famous figures of the American Revolution on his search for his father who has gone missing during the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Described by its creators as “Tom Sawyer Meets The Patriot”, (with historical accuracy), the movie will highlight the often-forgotten lives of camp followers who served alongside the armies of the conflict, and will appeal to families and viewers of all ages, lovers of history, and of course appreciators of good film-making.
Elijah and Jack is an inspirational, character driven movie that follows young Elijah and and his dog Jack’s seemingly impossible adventures as they follow Elijah’s father, a farmer who joins the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment during the Revolutionary War, after the British Horse Soldiers storm his farmhouse and tragedy ensues.
A Big Picture Film with 120 actors and over 600 special extras, the story has something for everyone! Action, adventure, drama, a love story, and a historical battle scene!
*Imagine a Disney-Esque Huckleberry Finn Meets The Patriot Movie!*
Description: 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?
Synopsis: Young Elijah forges surprising friendships as he and his dog Jack follow Elijah’s father, a soldier in George Washington’s Army.
Logline: Adventures of a young camp follower and his faithful dog as they encounter famous figures of the American Revolution on his search for his father who has gone missing during the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.
A young boy yearns for home on the farm; but for now, like many women and children in 1778, Elijah follows his father, a soldier in George Washington’s Revolutionary War Army.
Some 2,000 women and children follow the army, sometimes marching nine miles a day then sleeping on the ground. They cook, clean, and tend to the wounded. Even children work for rations. Elijah’s only solace—his only piece of ‘home’ —is occasionally getting to play draughts (checkers) with his Pa.
When his Pa does not return to camp from the Battle of Monmouth, Elijah decides he must find him. “Elijah sneaks out of camp in the middle of the night and the adventure begins: he falls into a creek, reunites with his faithful dog Jack, befriends an Indian, is chased by British soldiers, has a pistol cocked just two inches from his face, and even finds himself playing draughts with General Washington.”
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