May 22, 2020 – Filming Update: Our campaign is back up and invite everyone to support our timely movie steeped in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Your Donation will support, in part, 12 – 15 Crew Members to complete the Preproduction tasks from their home base. We will have health and wellness protocols in place during production with a goal to complete the movie in time to release by Christmas! Thank you for your support and please stay mindful, happy and healthy out there! We will all prevail in the name of #Family #Freedom #Home! ~ Risa Leigh Clarke – Producer, Director, Writer
Thank you for Donating to our very Timely Movie steeped in #Family, #Freedom and #Home! As an Independent Production we greatly appreciate your support!
Major Sponsors and Investors Welcome - contact info@1663MediaArts.com
Donation Thank You Levels: (Or you are free to contribute what you wish)
$10 USD - Freedom Fighter! Level
You will receive a EBook version of the story our film is based on! "Elijah and George - A Revolutionary Tale" Illustrated Chapter Book by Award Winning Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling!
*Allow 48 hours to receive*
$25 USD- Independence for All! Level
*Watch Party! You will receive an Invite to a LIVE Digital Screening of Feature Film to watch from your personal digital device! Includes LIVE Filmmaker and Cast Q&A! PLUS: The Above Level!
*Dates of digital screenings TBD and dependent on receiving full funding to make the movie. WE HAVE FAITH! * PLUS: The Above Level!
$50 USD - Join the Revolution! Level
*Get a Limited Edition Patriotic Movie T-Shirt Designed by one of our Movie Sponsors http://1776United.com PLUS: All of the Above Levels!
Adult Tees, Male and Female - please indicate preference and size.
*Continental US Addresses only. 1st shipment begins June 30, 2020.
$100 USD - Ready in a Minute Man! Level
*Receive Behind the Scenes photos and sneak peaks of our Movie Production PLUS: All of the Above Levels!
*Continental US addresses only. 1st shipping begins June 2020, then allow 7 days please.
$500 USD - Be a Rebel! Level
*Be our guest on-set! Join the cast and crew for lunch during filming. Location is within 45 minutes of Richmond, VA International Airport. (Must be 18 or older. Non-Battle Days. Travel and lodging not included. Non-smoking set.) PLUS: All of the Above Levels! Limited to first 15 donors.
$1000 USD - Honor a Patriot! Level
*Your name will be featured in the film credits with our special thanks! In addition, you will be personally invited to attend the Cast/Crew premiere of the Feature Film at a time and location (Virginia) yet to be determined. Limited to first 15 donors. (travel and lodging not included) PLUS: All of the Above Levels!
*Receiving Reward Levels may be Dependent on the production securing full funding to make the movie*
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Logline: An impossible adventure begins when a young boy sneaks out of General George Washington's encampment on a frantic search for his father, a 6th Pennsylvania Soldier who does not return from the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Will the game of Draughts save the young boy's life and get him home?
Filmmakers Message: “While the movie is fictional, it is important to the story for the historical characters, such as General George Washington, to be accurately portrayed. This is the main reason we will stay an Independent Production and film 100% in Virginia. 70% of our Professional Cast and Crew are within 4 hours drive of our shoot location. This helps to keep costs down while not losing the benefits of a "Major Hollywood Production". Bottom line, my vision is for folks around the country to enjoy an entertaining, thought-provoking movie together and leave inspired to learn the truths about the founding of our country and honor those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms.” Risa Leigh Clarke, Producer, Director, Writer
Elijah and George - A Revolutionary Tale is an adventurous, action-filled, at-times humorous, heartfelt story woven in the fabric of Family, Freedom, Home…with a twist of Redemption!
“Elijah and George” follows the American Revolution from Valley Forge through the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. The movie is part love story and part American History; action, adventure, drama, some humorous moments and a battle scene! The story is uniting, bringing the audience into the characters struggles and triumphs in what they endure and overcome in the name of family, freedom and home.
CAST - The movie will feature 120 roles, including 59 speaking roles plus 700 Special Extras!
How we will use your donation:
Preproduction Budget: $126K - Every $ matters to help keep our Production moving forward. Preproduction crew can work remote. (detailed outline below)
Production Budget: $5.9 Million is the minimum amount of funds needed to complete our movie. We aim to raise the production funds through a combination of sources: this crowdfunding campaign, direct donations, film merchandise sales, major sponsors and investors. We aim to be fully funded to keep us on track to begin filming this summer and release the movie Fall 2020!
Preproduction Tasks Breakdown
*Retain Entertainment Attorney, Legal and Insurance Policies.
*Hire a Publicist and Social Media Influencer to build a wide movie audience, receive nationwide press, drive our online funding campaigns.
*Hire Graphic Designer - Update the film's website, and all promotional materials.
*Storyboards and 3D Computer Modeling of the Battle Scene, Valley Forge Encampment, Civilian Encampment and Crossing of the Delaware. Bringing the story to life is a necessary visual for production planning of these very large scenes.
*Work with Cinematographer on the Shot List, look, feel and tone of the story. There are 97 scenes.
*Filmmaking is a collaboration - bring on additional department key crew members to plan department requirements.
*Location Scouting with key crew members - Technical Visit - up close and personal walk through of production locations. Scheduled for May 2020.
*Finalize the Scene Breakdowns, Production Schedule and Shoot Budget.
*Finalize costs for historical related props / items for the budget - horses, soldiers, weapons, wagons, uniforms and more.
*Bring on the Stunt Coordinator for stunt planning and begin 18th Century Combat Horse Soldier Training with cast members.
*Hire Special Effects Make-up now to start the 2 month process of cast masking for aging 2 of our starring characters by 30 years.
*Bring on Production Design Team to begin intricately planning the look, feel and tone of the movie.
*Costume Department - begin the task of planning, designing and fitting over 120 cast members, overseeing historical accurate uniforms and minute details for (700 extras) multiple regiments and camp followers.
*Launch #HistoryMatters Campaign to provide fun and engaging resources for folks of all ages to learn about America's history.
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