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ELIJAH AND GEORGE BY ROBERT CHILD
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. A game of draughts may save the young boy's life and bring him home. Based on letters and diaries from the period, “Elijah and George” is an adventurous, at-times humorous, heartfelt story about family, freedom, and home. The screenplay was written and adapted from the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army and Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling. REQUEST SCREENPLAY
THE LOST ELEVEN BY ROBERT CHILD
GENRE: Action, War (Novel Adaptation)
When a segregated black artillery unit in WWII has to master the army’s deadliest gun, they distinguish themselves fighting the Germans, but also must endure prejudice from their own army. They eventually sacrifice everything for freedom.
As we open in 1942 in the “Jim Crow” south, black soldiers who’ve enlisted in the 333rd are caught up in a deadly army race riot pitting black soldiers against white in a bloody confrontation that leaves a lasting scar. Fighting against hatred and prejudice in boot camp, the 333rd is ordered against the wishes of their commander to learn the most complicated artillery weapon in the army, the 155mm howitzer. Struggling through intensive training, they master the weapon by devising their own innovative approach.
Landing at Normandy just days after the invasion, the 333rd fight their way across Europe, earning the reputation as one of the most accurate field artillery battalions in the US Army. Their devastating killing ability attracts the attention of Yank Magazine, which devotes a full article to them in September 1944.
During the surprise German attack at the outset of the Battle of the Bulge, the 333rd is overrun and captured after fighting nearly to the last man. Eleven 333rd soldiers escape, and embark on a freezing 10-mile trek to a small Belgian town. Sheltered by a farmer and his family, they are forced to choose between life and death when the Nazis arrive on their doorstep.
THE LOST ELEVEN is the Civil War film GLORY set in WWII. *Adapted from the narrative nonfiction novel published by Penguin / Random House.
When an FBI agent is betrayed by everyone he knows he goes out for blood taking down the Philadelphia mob in the process.
The bodies are piling high -- 36 unsolved gangland murders at last count -- and FBI Supervisor Hans Bauer has to do the unthinkable: put tough,
independent Special Agent Frank Murray back on the squad he was twice kicked out of, Organized Crime.
Mafia Kingpin Nick Scarponi is back from prison and orchestrating the bloodiest reign of mob killings in Philadelphia history and Frank Murray, who tossed
Scarponi in the can three years earlier, is his #1 target.
The taunt, tense, visually gritty story leaps off the page and grabs you by the throat.
Blood Betrayal is a classic, big city mafia crime story that cuts to the bone. It feels all too real because it is. The story is based on an historic FBI
prosecution and investigation led by Charles "Bud" Warner the real life Frank Murray. FBI Director William Sessions, Attorney General Janet Reno and
President Bill Clinton all commended him for his extraordinary work on this case.
Blood Betrayal is a thrill ride of twists and turns and vividly drawn characters such as "Center City" Charlie, mob con man Nick "The Crow" Consiglioni and
Murray's wife, Marlene, a gold-digger whose affair with a doctor is brought to a screeching halt by Murray in a scene that has to be read to be believed.
About the script:
* Top 100 finalist at 27th Intl. Write Movies Competition.
*Coverage -"I thought it had a very compelling opening, and after a couple of pages, I had that feeling of 'I'm in good hands,' and eager to see where this is going. I felt lots of intrigue, stakes, and conflict right from the outset, with a clear, terse writing style that drew me in right away." --Erik Bork, Emmy Award winning screenwriter, Band of Brothers.
When a brash, 20 year old immigrant joins General Washington's staff little does our first President know that the ambitious young man will lead the final charge that wins the Revolutionary War.
As we open, Hamilton finds himself thrown into the fire of Revolution as the last man in the line of defense against the on-rushing tide of British infantry.
Born a bastard and poor in the Caribbean, his circumstances ignite an insatiable ambition that reveals his true talents and leads local merchants to sponsor his education in America.
Catching the attention of George Washington, he joins the General's inner circle. In one daring mission after another Hamilton's stature grows, creating
great political mistrust among his rivals. When ambition overtakes him, he threatens to overthrow the government and his world nearly collapses. With characteristic bravado, he challenges a Congressman to a duel.
With the end of the war looming and his visions of glory fading, Hamilton becomes determined to return to the battlefield. Washington, the only man who can help him, does all in his power to deny him. One assignment remains, however, that will determine the outcome of the battle and the war. It is at a place called Yorktown.
Its pretty clear this isn t a first draft. The descriptions are concise and clear. The dialogue manages to evoke a time long since past without sounding stilted and archaic and the writing manages to balance the action scenes with the character moments. Its easy to see that theres a lot of talent behind this script. --Script Shark
HAMILTON, was declared and "Official Finalist" in the Los Angeles based 2011 Hollywood Screenplay Contest in the Biography and Historical category.
When an American Parachute Infantry Regiment is ordered to do the impossible through sheer blood and guts they claim the first American victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne) is on the move. They have been ordered during the third day of Battle of the Bulge by American General Gavin to do the impossible strike and hold a heavily fortified German occupied town. They are outnumbered more than two to one.
The Americans have to advance across 1000 yards of open, snow covered ground and fourteen rows of barbed wire to attack the enemy. Col. Reuben “Retreat Hell!” Tucker in charge of the 504th, a grizzled combat vet knows for many of his men this attack will be their last. They are completely overmatched by a massive German arsenal of 20mm cannons; 105mm howitzers, armored half-tracks, mortars and MG 42 machine guns.
Two companies of the 504th, B & C attack Cheneux in four assault waves storming the heavily armed enemy. A majority of the American troops are horrifically cut to pieces in just the first 35 minutes of battle. One Sergeant reports, “The men fell like flies.
Major Wolf the German commander at Cheneux is at a loss to explain the ferocity of the American attack to Colonel Pieper. “We mow them down five and six at a time and still they do not halt.”
At Cheneux with dog-faced determination and many out of ammunition the undaunted 504th turn to primal hand-to-hand combat. The Germans match their intensity. Trench knives slit throats, rifle butts crack skulls and bayonet thrusts spill guts.
By the time killing at Cheneux ends, the First Battalion of the 504th Parachute Infantry has destroyed five companies of German SS Armored troops and large quantities of artillery, vehicles and one Mark VI tank. The 504th incurs 225 casualties in 2 days. In the 1st battalion "B" company no officers remain while only 18 enlisted men survive. Only 3 officers with 38 enlisted men in "C" company walk away.
The 504th had written a page in history that few would ever know about. On Christmas Eve, three days after the battle at Cheneux Hitler’s Ardennes Offensive ends. The 1st Battalion of the 504th would claim not only the first American victory in the Battle of the Bulge but the most decisive.
"When it comes to writing, directing and producing history, there's nobody better than Rob Child. He's one of those rare talents that can take a $500,000 budget and make it look like it was $5 million up on the screen. We have been honored to include several of his films in our Rights Portfolio at Janson Media, and we hope to continue working with Rob in the future." Stephen Janson, Janson Media
"Rob Child is the premier historic film maker today. It is very rare to have a man who has command of not only of the production, set, editing and operational resources but also as a Director who has the direct historic knowledge and acumen when the project demands 100% accuracy. I do not have to recommend Rob. His work does it for him."
Tim Daniel - Director of History and Education at History Academy
Rob brings a special sensitivity to the set that is rare. He has an unwavering mission of accuracy when portraying history, and he knows how to be a strong collaborator without losing control of his vision. I was impressed with Rob’s diligence in preproduction and his attention to detail on all matters, large and small. His script included several special effects scenes and many composite scenes. Rob solved problems before they had a chance to show up on the set. It was a privilege to work with him."