From our Producer –
When I first met Michael Dooling, Author and Illustrator of George Washington’s Army And Me children’s book, I knew almost instantly we needed to develop the story into a full feature film. The story just pulls you in and I had never heard of, read or seen anything like it before!
In discovering the many layers within Early American historical events, I was blown away to learn that 2000 men, women and children followed George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War because they had no place else to go.
For Elijah, the story’s main character, his ability to survive is simple, yet steeped in his prized possession, a game of draughts (checkers) and the deep motivation behind their “home is worth fighting for” motto.
And, I believe everyone can relate to wanting to be “home”, to be “free”.
Having ancestors who served during the American Revolutionary War and a firm believer in Freedoms, I am honored to work with Michael to Produce and Write this must see family friendly adventure!
~ Andrea M Clarke, Producer, Creative Director, Writer
From our Director –
George Washington and Me is a well-crafted story, which reveals a little known side of the Revolutionary War —the experience of the camp followers who supported the American Army. At its heart, however, it is a drama about the bonds of family woven into riveting history. And this is what attracted me to the story.
The reason I have produced my historical films is to among other things convey my passion for times past and open up a window to our shared human experience. The majority of my films have been about illuminating an unknown historical aspect or recognizing an unheralded group of individuals. George Washington and Me falls right in line with this.
I have done Revolutionary War films but knew very little about the hardships of the camp life and what camp followers had to do to survive. I suspect these camps are where true American grit was born. My films have been known for their adherence to historical accuracy, which I have always placed a high value on. I believe the more correctly we portray the time period the more audiences can lose themselves in the film and be carried along by the story. That is my goal for this film. I have a seasoned roster of people I call upon who do historical recreations in film for a living. They have been with me in the mud, rain and snow and always get the history right. And they know I won’t settle for anything less. What we put on screen has to be the best we can possibly muster.
George Washington and Me is a film you will be very proud to be associated with and I can’t wait to get started!
~ Robert Child, Director, Screenwriter
1663 Media Arts, LLC is an Independent Production Co.
We develop historical dramas based on real life events…because History Matters.
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