A Lively Experiment

A Lively Experiment, The Life of Dr. John Clarke, America’s Forgotten Patriot is a Historical Drama based on the true story of one man’s unwavering belief that we are all born free with innate Soul Liberty. Persecuted for his religious beliefs and witnessing the same of others, the movie brings the audience into Dr. Clarke's self-sacrificing steadfast actions during tumultuous times to peacefully secure religious and civil freedoms for the Colony of Rhode Island.

A Film By Risa Leigh Clarke, A 1663 Media Arts, LLC Production - Your donation is supporting Independent Filmmakers and a very timely story steeped in our basic rights to personal freedoms! #SoulLiberty

*Risa Leigh Clarke is related to Dr. John Clarke through his brother Joseph Clarke. This is a very personal project for her with a special calling to tell "Uncle John's" story.*


Thank you for supporting our Independent Movie Production! To show our appreciation for your financial support, check out the Movie Perks! Major Sponsors please contact us for available packages.  producer@1663MediaArts.com

Donor Film Perks:

$5 - Receive a Special Thank You on our website and shout on social media!

$10 - 5x8 custom Movie Art Card! PLUS:  The Above Level!

$25 - Watch Party! You will receive an Invite to a LIVE Digital Screening of the Feature Film to watch from your personal digital device! Includes LIVE Filmmaker and Cast Q&A! PLUS: The Above Levels!  
*Dates of digital screenings TBD and dependent on receiving full funding to make the movie. WE HAVE FAITH! *

$50 - 8x10 Movie Poster signed by Star Cast and Director! PLUS: Above Levels!

$100 - 1663 Media Arts Package! Gotta love surprises! PLUS: Above Levels!

$250 - Signed copy of the upcoming book "The Life of Dr. John Clarke" Spring 2021! PLUS: Above Levels!

$500 - Be Our Guest on-set! Lunch for you and one guest with the starring cast and director during production. Must be 18 and over please! Dates TBD, travel and lodging not included.  (Locations TBD  - East Coast) PLUS: Above Levels!

$1000 - Walk on Role! - No auditions! Experience life on a working movie set as a Walk-On Special Extra! Must be 18 or over. Hotel and meals provided! Travel expenses not included. Limited to the first 10 takers! PLUS: Above Levels!

Investors welcome - please contact Risa Leigh Clarke  info@1663MediaArts.com 


Donations will cover:

*Cinematic Teaser Trailer - Done! 
*Screenwriters -
Extensive research for the story is completed. Ready to write the feature film script. 2 hour movie EST.  We aim to complete by September 2020.
*Development - We are big vision multi-taskers! Preproduction tasks begin as the script is being written.  Character development, production budget, scene breakdowns, production design, wardrobe, cast and crew requirements, location needs, legal and much MUCH more.
*Building Movie Audience: Branding, Marketing, Publicity, Press, Grass Roots Efforts and all that jazz to build our Audience!


About our Movie Project:

“A Lively Experiment” is based on the life of Dr. John Clarke and his journey to overcome religious persecution, loss of personal freedoms, mounting sacrifices and risk of treason to secure the Rhode Island Royal Charter of 1663 from King Charles II which granted far-reaching Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties to the colony of Rhode Island, thereby changing world history.

We are building both our Crew  and Cast! Come back often to see our new additions!

Cast :

Starring Allen Williamson  as Dr. John Clarke


Chris Korkalo as Obadiah Holmes


Taylor Lyons  as Elizabeth Clarke


About Dr. John Clarke:

John Clarke (1609-1676) was a highly educated physician, statesman and Baptist Minister. He came to America seeking freedom to practice his faith without fear, or strict rule under the King. In 1651 Dr. Clarke was arrested, jailed and sentenced to 20 lashes on the whipping post for holding an "unlawful service". He was resonate that no one has the right to govern or convict any person for their religious beliefs.

Overcoming personal sacrifices and risk of treason, Dr. Clarke wrote the Royal Charter of 1663 & secured from King Charles II on July 8, 1663 granting Religious and Civil Liberties to the Colony of RI. 126 years before the Constitution of the United States.

A non-conformist, Clarke believed that secular government should peacefully coexist with religion, and he became a seminal figure in applying the separation of church and state. 


**If you prefer to send your donation directly - our Paypal email is info@1663MediaArts.com - please indicate you are supporting the John Clarke Movie. To send a check - please visit SUPPORT THE MOVIE  for instructions.** 

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Special notice: We are an Independent, Non-union production.  A Health and Wellness Director is attached to our production to oversee the health, wellness and safety protocols for cast and crew. Common sense and personal responsibility are equally important. We will recognize "Laws" on the  State and Federal level that may be in place at the time of filming. #WeShallPrevail #Freedom


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Risa Leigh 
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Gabriela Kostadinova 
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Steven Shulgach 
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Taylor Williamson 
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Todd Willis 
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