2h 00min | English | Historical Drama
PG-13, Action/Adventure Historical Drama. Inspirational, Family-Friendly, Wide Audience.
ADVENTURES OF A 10-YEAR-OLD FARM BOY AND HIS FAITHFUL DOG CAUGHT UP DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN THE STRUGGLE TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE FOR FAMILY, FREEDOM AND HOME.
Elijah and George is a Big Picture Film. Action, adventure, a love story and a historical battle scene!
Comparable: The Patriot meets Huckleberry Finn
Stage: Final Funding.
Opportunity: Contact for details. Project has Fiscal Sponsor.
Sponsors and Vetted Investors contact Andrea M Clarke in confidence.
Elijah and George – A Revolutionary Tale is a character driven movie that follows young Elijah’s seemingly impossible adventures as he follows his Pa, a farmer who joins the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment during the Revolutionary War, after the British Horse Soldiers storm his farmhouse and tragedy ensues.
The movie highlights 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.
In 1778, 10-year-old Elijah and his Ma and Pa live on a farm just outside of Philadelphia.
Pa (Eli) wants no part of the revolution, he just wants to be a farmer. When the British Horse Soldiers ransack his house, his wife Maggie is killed. Eli joins the 6PA Regiment to avenge her death.
With nowhere else to go, Elijah follows him along with 2000 other women, children and men who make up General George Washington's civilian army. Elijah’s only solace—his only piece of home—is playing draughts (checkers) with his Pa at night. It reminds him of home.
When his Pa goes missing at the Battle of Monmouth, Elijah sets out on an impossible adventure to find him. Wearing no shoes, no shirt, his body covered in mud, and a feather stuck behind his ear, Elijah sneaks out of camp, runs into a cow, is chased by a dopey guard, befriends a Oneida Indian Guide, darn near gets shot by Lieutenant Alexander Hamilton, falls eight feet into a creek, reunites with his faithful dog Jack, is captured by British soldiers, and plays draughts with General George Washington.
Will the game of draughts save Elijah's life and get him back home?
It’s one of those stories that cannot be left on the shelf, offering a distinct opportunity to financially support this blockbuster movie in the making.
The backdrop for “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, faith, 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 faith, family, freedom and home.
While the story is fictional, we buckled down to ensure historical accuracy where we could without losing cinematic affect. From the varying regiment and militia uniforms to the timeline leading up to the battle of Monmouth and who was where when during the battle.
The story highlights 60+ characters and 600+ special extras, many based on actual persons, bringing a face to people from all walks of life, from around the world, who joined the fight for freedom. Oneida Indian Nation, Germans, French, African Americans, Irish, Rich and Poor, Merchants, Bankers and Dirt Farmers – they put their differences aside to come together for one common goal – Freedom.
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~ Andrea M Clarke - Producer, Writer, Director