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- Directing a Revolutionary War Film on Location in Virginia
Posted by : Robert Child Thursday
This past weekend I had the pleasure of directing the Feature Trailer for a Revolutionary War film, Elijah and George. I had written the screenplay five years ago, and I wanted to share some video taken by a crew member on their phone. This is my directing the "fight scene" in the trailer. The intensity of the action comes through even in this grainy phone video.
We had an ambitious schedule with nine pages of script and 21 locations but my top-notch crew out of Richmond, VA brought their A-game. We wouldn't have gotten it all done if the crew were not complete pros.
We were filming on the property of Tuckahoe Plantation, which was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson until the age of six. The property is virtually unchanged since that time and filled with history. It was a privilege to film at such a historic site. I recommend a visit as it is open to the public.
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