The Crew

Producer, Creative Director, Writer

Andie Clarke HeadshotAndrea M Clarke segway’d her many years professional experience within the Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Mobile Gaming Space to follow her calling and develop creative projects that inspire and bring people together.

Her two short films screen at events that aim to eliminate bullying and bring people together through art.

A writer at heart and big picture visionary with a keen ability to attract and build stellar teams around profitable projects, she optioned the rights to develop the children’s book, George Washington’s Army and Me into a Family Friendly Feature Film. Or what she describes as “The Patriot Meets Disney©!

Andrea has ancestors who served during the American Revolutionary War and who were early settlers of Rhode Island. Dr. John Clarke, her “uncle” was a founder of Newport and Author of the RI Royal Charter of 1663. Founder of 1663Media Arts, LLC, she develops Historical Dramas based on actual events.

She recently released her lllustrated children’s book, “MyKids Unite© Celebrate Friendships For All! Don’t Be a Bafoodle!” as part of the MyKids Unite© Franchise produced by her Production Company CherryLaneCreative.com

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Director, Screenwriter

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Robert Child is an Emmy® nominated writer, director and author with Penguin Random House (The Lost Eleven). He has directed films all over the world including; Canada, UK, France and Belgium. Child has garnered more than 25 writing and directing awards and is one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States.

The caliber of Child’s work has attracted leading Hollywood “name” collaborators. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated Child’s Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, The Closer) narrated The Wereth Eleven and actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg’s Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers narrated Child’s, USS Franklin: Honor Restored, film in 2011.

Child’s work has consistently been singled out and honored as among the best of the best. Both his first two feature film screenplays “Hamilton” and “Blood Betrayal” reached the finals in two separate screen-writing competitions. “Hamilton” was declared an “Official Finalist” in the 2011 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and “Blood Betrayal” reached the semi-finals in the 27th Write Movies International Writing Contest out of thousands of entries.

Out of the 850 entries in the history category at the 2006 World Fest Houston Film Festival, Child’s, Lincoln and Lee at Antietam, was the lone recipient of the Special Jury Award. In 2011 his film, The Wereth Eleven, which was nominated for an Emmy® also won the highest honor at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC, the Founders Choice Award. This highly regarded festival receives more than two thousand film submissions each year.

In 2011, the survivor’s association of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Franklin, singled Child out for Honorary Crew Membership aboard the most decorated vessel in US Naval history. USS Franklin Museum Association President, H. Prentice Baptiste, wrote, “We wish to extend to you membership as a full fledged crew member of the USS Franklin for your work in setting the record straight of the heroic effort in saving one of the great ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II and your name will be permanently inscribed on the official crew roster.”


Story Writer, Historical Consultant, Producer

dooling_M_MP2-1 Well known for his dramatic and historically accurate illustrations, Michael Dooling is the illustrator of over sixty-five books and the author of five including Young Thomas Edison, that School Library Journal said, “Belongs in every library.” The Great Horseless Carriage Race and George Washington’s Army and Me, both written and illustrated by Michael, have been considered for major Hollywood Motion Pictures. Horn Book praised his work as “noteworthy—and handsome—examples of the illustrator as historian.”

Michael has illustrated a commemorative stamp of Benjamin Franklin for The United States Postal Service, articles for Reader’s Digest, and picture books, chapter books, and Middle Grade Novels for numerous publishers including Scholastic, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, Philomel, Puffin Books, McElderry Books, Henry Holt, Holiday House, Beechtree, Atheneum, Disney, and many others.

Born in 1958, Michael grew up in the small town of Marlton, New Jersey, surrounded by peach and apple orchards. He played baseball, built tree houses, and had snowball fights. He also loved to read and draw; a combination that eventually led to illustrating children’s books. His mother, Patricia, encouraged him to draw and he could always be found doodling away. He even had a dog named, Doodles! Michael graduated with a Master’s Degree in Illustration from Syracuse University and is a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York. He lives in Audubon, New Jersey, with his wife, Jane. They have two daughters and five grandchildren, ranging in age from two to twelve.

In 2013, Michael was selected to a Top Ten List of Great Author Visits by the Pennsylvania School Library Association.

1663 Media Arts, LLC has optioned the rights to develop George Washington’s Army and Me into a full feature film. We are thrilled to have Michael on board as Story Writer, Historical Consultant and Producer.

Click here to learn more about Michael’s award winning writing and illustration career!


Executive Producer | Emmy® Winning Chef Walter Staib

Producer | Robert Neal Marshall

Producer – Community Outreach | Natalie N Pace

Emmy® Winning Director of Photography | Paul Van Haute

Emmy® Winning, Academy Nominated Composer | John Keltonic

Production Manager | Ed Mantell

Special Effects Supervisor | Brian “Speedy” Merrick

Production Sound Mixer | William Britt, C.A.S.

Editor | To be announced shortly

Dialect Coach | Susanne Sulby

Historical Advisor | Bob Bendesky, 6th Pennsylvania Regiment

Historical Advisor – Battle Scenes, Soldier’s | Sean Wallis

Historical Advisor – 18th Century Food and Drink | Chef Walter Staib

Historical Researcher | Aaron White

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