Elijah and Jack - A Revolutionary Tale

Elijah and Jack went into Development January 2018. Our next step is to film a Proof of Concept Trailer 1/25/2020 & move fully into Preproduction! You can support our movie by donating today! We thank you! #Family #Freedom #Home

1663 Media Arts, LLC presents the Adventures of Elijah, a courageous 8-year-old farm-boy and his faithful dog Jack as they set out on a frantic search for his father, a farmer who joins the American Revolution to avenge the death of his wife who was killed by British Horse Soldiers.

STARRING KEVIN SORBO as General George Washington & DREW YOUNGBLOOD as Elijah Paterson

CALL TO ACTION:  We are here to raise $15,380. to film a Proof of Concept Trailer January 2020! The POC will showcase the look, feel and tone of our historical drama, Elijah and Jack, A Revolutionary Tale! This is a necessary next step to give our Independent Production solid footing to secure funding for our feature film budget! 

Every individual donation of $10 or more, the donor will receive the following perks right away: 
*Link to download a PDF Copy of Illustrated Children's Book "George Washington's Army and Me" & "Literature Guide"  by Michael Dooling  ($20 value)
*Link to download a PDF Copy of "A Masterly Pen Literature Guide on the United States Constitution " by Michael Dooling ($10 value)
*Special thank you on our Film Page under Movie Patrons 


Description: 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?

Described by its creators as Huckleberry Finn meets The Patriot, the movie is an adventurous, at-time humorous, heartfelt story steeped in The Cost of Freedom, Family and Home! The movie will highlight the often-forgotten lives of camp followers who served alongside the armies of the conflict, and will appeal to families and viewers of all ages, lovers of history, and of course appreciators of good film-making.

Why a POC? A Proof of Concept is more like a short film developed on a very limited budget that's created to attract a wide audience, financial backers and well known guest stars by showing them the look and feel of our movie and what our production team will professionally accomplish. 

Where are we filming? The production is approved to film both the POC and Feature Film at a well known movie set location, Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, VA. Within their expansive and diverse grounds, they offer every background and scenery we need. 

For the POC, we will film the scenes: "The Paterson Farmhouse Under Attack". This scene sets the stage for the events that lead up to Elijah's Journey during the American Revolutionary War with his Pa and faithful dog Jack.


Proof of Concept Trailer Cast

Drew Youngblood as Elijah Paterson


Allen Williamson as Eli "Pa" Paterson

Eliza Kelley as Maggie "Ma" Paterson

Chris Korkalo as Loyalist Major Thomas Sandford

Christopher Treichel as Loyalist Dragoon Lt. Colonel Walter Willet

Al Underwood as Loyalist Dragoon Sgt. Benjamin English; Chaplain Tim Platek as Reverend Toogood; Edward Brown as Loyalist Dragoon Sgt. John Creeley.


Beyond the Proof of Concept Trailer: Our overall goal is to secure funding for the **Feature Film Budget in time to shoot May 2020, and release the movie in theaters early Fall 2020! Your support and donation to our Proof of Concept Trailer will help us reach this goal!

**The Feature Film is a big production with 120 Cast Members, and over 700 special extras!

Independent Production: 1663 Media Arts, LLC is an Independent Production Co. We develop historical dramas based on real life events...because #HistoryMatters

To all the history lovers, believers in the fabric of family, freedom and home, supporters of Independent films and of course family and friends, we thank you for your kind and generous support!

Elijah and Jack - A Revolutionary Tale Cast,  Crew and Allies 


***Donations through this GoFundMe campaign are not tax-deductible.
If you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our Fiscal Sponsor Page. https://fromtheheartproductions.networkforgood.com/projects/50459-feature-films-elijah-and-jack-a-revolutionary-tale-movie 

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  • Jamie Pizzo 
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    • 2 hrs
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Fundraising team: The Cost of Freedom (5)

Risa Leigh 
Williamsburg, VA
Jordan Hunt 
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Bethany Williams 
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Shane Youngblood 
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Tim Platek 
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