The 6th PA Regiment is the focal point in the film within the Continental Army. In the story, Elijah’s Pa, Eli Paterson, joins the 6th PA Regiment in General George Washington’s Army. Bob Bendesky, President of the 6th PA is a Historical Advisor, On-set Technical Advisor for Continental Army and a Film Patron.
We are filming a modern day scene at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, that ties into the storyline and will run during the film’s closing credits. We plan to host a film screening in the museum’s theater.
The movie while fictional, intertwines historical elements from Valley Forge leading up to the Battle of Monmouth. The Friends of Monmouth have Endorsed the movie script and are a film screening partner at the Battle of Monmouth Grounds.
On-set Technical Advisor for British Regiments & Film Patron. The 4th Coy. Brigade of Guards have a Historical Podcast where you can listen to the Filmmakers share details on the backstory in making the movie. https://www.brigadeofguards.org/
Don N. Hagist, managing editor of Journal of the American Revolution, is an independent researcher and Historical Consultant specializing in the demographics and material culture of the British Army in the American Revolution.
The Horses in Action Foundation is providing Historical Consulting Services for casting of professional Horse Soldiers “Dragoons” and Special Extras in various Regiments for both the Continental and British Armies!
Berkeley Plantation has been the location of many major movie, independent film and television productions! Elijah and Jack – A Revolutionary Tale has been approved to shoot both the Proof of Concept Trailer and Feature Production within their expansive grounds!
Their history begins in 1619 when settlers observed the first official Thanksgiving in America. Berkeley’s 1726 Georgian mansion is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence and three times governor of Virginia. The estate is also the birthplace of William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States, and ancestral home of his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president. During the Civil War, Berkeley was occupied by General George McClellan’s Union troops. While at Berkeley, General Daniel Butterfield composed the familiar tune “Taps,” first played by his bugler, O.W. Norton.