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George Washington & Me Feature Film

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We Invite you to Join Us on Our Epic Mission to develop a Family Friendly, Historical Drama that follows 8-year-old Elijah and his Brave Adventures as he follows his father, a soldier, during the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Monmouth!

To stay on track with our film production schedule, we need $25,000 to complete the development stage and take us into Preproduction!

We need your help to make this movie, can you please contribute today?  See Reward Levels Below!

                                                          
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"George Washington and Me, Elijah's Long Journey Home"

Directed by Emmy Nominated Screenwriter and Director Robert Child 
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"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?"

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. There is something for everyone in the story to relate to.

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We offer some very nice Reward Levels for Contributions from $10 to $5000 and more! *In a private message, please include contact info and mailing address, if appropriate.*

$10 Common Sense for Freedom!
--->>You'll receive a shout on social media, a thank you on the film website and a downloadable 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!
-->> You'll receive a shout out on social media, a thank you on the film website and a 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.

$50 Join the Revolution!
-->> You'll receive a limited edition Film T-Shirt, 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 film's closing credits!

$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 in 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 Executive Producer Credit in the film! You will also receive a copy of the film's script signed by the writers, filmmakers and starring cast!


***Pending the completion of the movie, we will email contributors a special link to watch George Washington and Me, Elijah's Long Journey Home! from a home / personal Internet device one week prior to worldwide release!***

How else can you get involved? Please Like us on Facebook and Follow Us On Twitter , Sign up for our Film Newsletter  and Share our Crowdfunding campaign with Friends, Family and Social Networks!

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We are proud to keep the film family friendly without losing the dramatic and adventure scenes integral to the story of Elijah and his adventures to get him back home.

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How will your contribution help the film production? Your contribution will keep the film development on schedule to include the completion of the Final Shoot Script before November 1, 2018, by Award Winning Screenwriter Robert Child! Then we go into Preproduction Mode!

Why an Independent Film? With successful and professional film crew and top talented actors, we want our film to be seen and enjoyed by everyone, not just limited screenings. As an Independent Film, we hold the freedoms to develop and distribute our film without the restrictions of a major studio or bloated "Hollywood" budget.

We are working towards a 21-day film shoot late spring 2019, and a film release fall 2019!

Website for more info: http://GWArmyAndMe.com 

**We are very excited to share we have attached a number of key Cast Members to include John Koopman III as General George Washington, Kyle Jenks as the ornery "ole Man Bones and Oliver Dean as Miss Jenny's son and Elijah's only friend!** Cast Information 

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Produced by Andrea M Clarke , Producer, Writer and Creative Director, 1663 Media Arts, LLC, and Cherry Lane Creative , a production company.  Andrea holds a deep belief in everyone’s right to be free and live happily and in peace within their (healthy) communities without fear of reprisals. She  is a Daughter of the American Revolution and a descendant of early settlers of Rhode Island. Dr. John Clarke, her “uncle” was a founder of Newport and Author of the RI Royal Charter of 1663.

Robert Child , Screenwriter and Director. Rob is an Emmy® nominated writer, director and author with Penguin Random House (The Lost Eleven). With a keen interest and background in historical projects, 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.

Story written by Michael Dooling  - 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, are in development for major "Hollywood" Motion Pictures. Horn Book praised his work as “noteworthy—and handsome—examples of the illustrator as historian.”

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1663 Media Arts, LLC, an Independent Production Co.
Andrea M Clarke  - Producer, Writer, Creative Director, Daughter of the American Revolution

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Michael Dooling  -  Writer, Producer, Historical Consultant, Son of the American Revolution


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Rob Child  -  Director, Screenwriter


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6th Pennsylvania Regiment  Bob Bendesky, President - Historical Advisor - Revolutionary War and Camp FollowersSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
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Q&A - When did you start working on the film?

When did you start working on the film?

January 2018, Andrea M Clarke, Producer and Founder of 1663 Media Arts, LLC. optioned the book rights of George Washington's Army and Me from the Author Michael Dooling.

What have you done so far?

Since that time Andrea and Mike have developed the film website and social media presence, meticulously researched the 18th Century surrounding details of the Battle of Monmouth and Camp Followers, written the story outline for script development, flushed out and expanded on the dozens of film characters, selected film locations, produced the film's promotional trailer and secured number of key cast members and historical advisors.

Mike attended the Battle of Monmouth Reenactment in June and handed out hundreds of Film postcards and hired a photographer to document the Battle and Camps to use as reference for the Film's Production Design.

We have attached an Emmy Nominated, Award Winning Screenwriter and Director and an Emmy Winning Cinematographer, both with historical film experience.
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Donate $50 "Join the Revolution' Level to our film George Washington's Army and Me, Elijah's Long Journey Home! http://GWArmyAndMe.com
-->> You'll receive a limited edition Film T-Shirt, plus a thank you on the film website and shout out on Social Media! T-Shirts will be mailed by Oct 30, 2018.
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Donate $25 to our Independent Film and receive a Autographed Copy of Michael Dooling's Popular, beautifully Illustrated Children's Book - George Washington's Army and Me! And a special thank you on our Film Website! Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/GWArmyAndMeFilm Please share!
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Our very own Oliver Theibault Dean, who will play Jeremiah, Elijah's only friend in the feature film "George Washington's Army and Me, Elijah's Long Journey Home!" was featured on NBC News with Lestor Holt! Click to watch the video
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