Everyone wants to be free from tyranny. Freedoms for a safe place to call home with family and friends. Through Elijah’s sheer determination and resilience, he shows us the human spirit can and does prevail even under dire circumstances!
George Washington and Me, Elijah’s Long Journey Home!”
An Adventurous, Family-Friendly Historical Film adapted from the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army And Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling!
Join Us on an Epic Mission to develop a Family-Friendly, Historical Drama that follows 10-year-old Elijah and his Brave Adventures as he follows his father, a soldier, during the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Monmouth!
We are here to raise $35,000 by August 15, 2018 to complete the development stage and take us into Preproduction! Your donation will keep us on schedule to include the completion of the Final Shoot Script before November 1, 2018, by Award Winning Screenwriter Robert Child!
We are working towards a 21-day film shoot late spring 2019 in Virginia, and a film release Fall 2019!
We offer some very nice Perks, scroll down for details!
“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?”
1000’s of families – mothers and children – followed their soldier husbands and fathers during the Revolutionary War, marching miles a day under terrible conditions. They provided much needed support to the Army performing various duties, most had no place else to go.
The underlying message of our film is universal. Everyone wants to be free from tyranny. Freedoms for a safe place to call home with family and friends. Through Elijah’s sheer determination and resilience, he shows us the human spirit can and does prevail even under dire circumstances! With a diverse cast of characters, this family-friendly adventure has something everyone will relate to and enjoy!
We are excited to introduce our Principal Cast and will be attaching many more talented actors as we complete the casting process! Starring Colin Dyer as Elijah (Legends and Lies The Founding Fathers, Treasure Island, Legends and Lies Civil War); Starring Allan Williamson as Eli “Pa” Paterson (Legends & Lies, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Abduction, Teen Spirit) Starring John Koopman III as General George Washington and his Horse Skills as Nelson (America’s First D-Day, Washington’s Crossing, Mount Vernon Revolutionary War 4D Experience, America, Imagine a World Without Her, Liberty!); Starring Eliza Kelley as Maggie “Ma” Paterson (Legends & Lies Seasons 2 & 3, Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws, House of Cards); Featuring Kyle Jenks as ‘Ole Man Bones and Oliver Theibault-Dean as Jeremiah.
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Assistant Director | To be announced shortly
Line Producer | Robert Neal Marshall
Pyrotechnics / Special Effects | To be announced shortly
Editor | To be announced shortly
Sound | To be announced shortly
Historical Advisor | Bob Bendesky, 6th Pennsylvania Regiment
Historical Advisor | John Rees
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$10 Common Sense for Freedom!
—>>You’ll receive a shout on social media, a thank you on the film website and an e-book PDF copy of Michael Dooling’s Popular Illustrated Children’s Book – George Washington’s Army and Me and related Teaching Tool! Will receive via email within 5 business days.
$25 Independence for All!
–>> Be one of the first people to see our film when it’s finished! We will email you a digital link to enjoy the film from the comfort of your home! And receive an Autographed Copy of Michael Dooling’s popular, beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book – George Washington’s Army and Me! Books will be mailed before Sept 30, 2018. Digital link anticipated date to receive late Fall 2019.
$50 Join the Revolution!
–>> You’ll receive a limited edition Film T-Shirt, e-book PDF copy of Michael Dooling’s Popular Illustrated Children’s Book – George Washington’s Army and Me and related Teaching Tool!plus a thank you on the film website and shout out on Social Media! Please provide t-shirt size, men, women or kids. T-Shirts will be mailed by Oct 30, 2018.
$100 Ready in a Minute Man!
–>> You’ll receive a limited edition autographed film poster, and a thank you on the film website and shout out on Social Media! Posters will be mailed by Nov 30, 2018. (Let us know if you do not want the poster signed.)
$250 Don’t Tread on Me!
–>> You’ll receive all of the above, PLUS a Special Thank you in the end title credits of the film!
$500 Be a Rebel!
–>> You’ll receive all of the above, PLUS an invitation for you and one guest to visit the film set and have lunch or dinner with cast and crew! (Date and location of the film shoot TBD and dependent on receiving full funding for our film. Forecast Late Spring 2019, East Coast, USA. Transportation and lodging not provided.)
$1,000 Honor a Patriot!
–>> You’ll receive all of the above, PLUS, Associate Producer credit on IMDB and in the end title credits of the film!
$2,500 Give me Liberty!
–>> You’ll receive all of the above, PLUS, an invitation for you and a guest to be the Filmmakers special guests at a film event in the Philadelphia area. You will also receive a copy of the film’s story outline the script was developed from, signed by the writers, filmmakers and starring cast!
$5,000 We the People!
–>> You’ll receive all of the above, PLUS, in lieu of Associate Producer Credit, you will receive Producer Credit on IMDB and in the end title credits of the film! You will also receive a copy of the film’s script signed by the writers, filmmakers and starring cast!
How else can you get involved? Please Like us on Facebook and Invite your Friends to our FB Page and Follow Us On Twitter , Sign up for our Film Newsletter and Share our Crowdfunding campaign with Friends, Family and Social Networks!
Our Production has Fiscal Sponsorship through From The Heart Productions, Inc. Donations are Tax Deductible!
Lisa Gage of Hue Entertainment, a Professional Fundraiser and Publicist, is working on 2-3 large donor events in the Philadelphia area to take place this November. Lisa is contacting prospective donors and film sponsors on our behalf.
We will apply for the Virginia Film Office Tax Incentive Program and Opportunity Film Grant once the shoot script is completed. Est. Nov 2018.
Our timeline to receive funds through donations:
$35,000 – by August 15, 2018 to complete the Development Phase
$75,000 – by September 15, 2018 for Preproduction
$475,000 – before February 28, 2019 for Production
$575,000 Production Budget – includes a 15% reserve.
We are a non-union Independent Film – as of summer 2018, we have not signed a modified-low budget SAG Agreement.
We plan a Nationwide Theatrical Release for our family-friendly adventure film, George Washington And Me, Elijah’s Long Journey Home! We have also developed an Independent Distribution Model that allows for flexibility in reaching the film’s audience. This will either lead or compliment a Nationwide Theatrical Release.
Video on Demand aka Instant Digital Screening through Distribber.com or like model, to watch the film on your personal device, computer or television, if we have not signed a Nationwide theatrical deal. We will also bring on board a foreign distributor or sales agent.
Through Tugg.com or like model, we will offer Private Film Screenings for Large Groups and Schools with optional Filmmaker Q&A; and “Theatrical On Demand” showings that will organize one-night theatrical screenings in your city once enough tickets have been reserved.
DVD’s will follow.
The bottom line is, we want people everywhere to see and enjoy the film! We will do what we must to ensure various options are available to make this happen!
We develop historical dramas based on real life events…because #HistoryMatters