12X Emmy© Award Winner Chef Walter Staib of A Taste of History© joins George Washington & Me Film
Award winning Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling wrote the role specifically with Chef Staib, proprietor of the Historical City Tavern in Philadelphia, in mind.
George Washington and Me, Elijah's Long Journey Home© follows 10-year-old Elijah and his adventures as he follows his father, a farmer who joins the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment after the British invade their family farm. It is best described as "The Patriot meets Disney©".
Staib said, "I am very excited to be a part of this amazing project! History is what I live for and when I heard about this film project, I was immediately inspired. The creative story, the incredible talent both behind and in front of the camera and history being brought to life; this film is sure to be spectacular!"
Logline - 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?
1000's of mothers and children followed their soldier husbands and fathers during the Revolutionary War, marching up to 9-miles a day under terrible conditions. They provided much needed support to the Army performing various duties, most had no place else to go. Based on letters and diaries from the period, George Washington and Me is an adventurous, at-times humorous, heartfelt story about family, freedom, and home.
"My films have been known for their adherence to historical accuracy, which I have always placed a high value on. I believe the more correctly we portray the time period the more audiences can lose themselves in the film and be carried along by the story. That is my goal for this film." Said Robert Child, Award Winning Director and Screenwriter.
An Independent Film Production with Fiscal Sponsorship, 1663 Media Arts, LLC has laid the groundwork and is well positioned to attract donors and sponsors to receive funding to meet their film budget. Filming is forecast to begin late spring of 2019 with a Fall 2019 release. Individual, Organization and Corporate supports are all welcome; film perks are offered and donations qualify for a US tax credit.
Producer, Andrea M. Clarke shared, "Chef Staib and his keen enthusiasm and knowledge of all things 18th Century Food, Drink and more, is a natural addition to our 18th century period film. He sees our vision to bring this family-friendly adventure to the big screen with a goal to reignite the interest of people young and old to learn more about the real life characters surrounding our freedoms and the founding of the United States of America. Our film is steeped in family, home and freedom, and how through resilience and determination, the human spirit can and will prevail. And, it's a story the whole family will enjoy!"
They are in talks with Chef Staib to film an episode of A Taste of History© with the Film Set as the backdrop.
Chef Staib and 1663 Media Arts will host a "Meet the Filmmaker's" Evening at City Tavern in Philadelphia this Fall. 18th Century Period Clothing, Food and Drink will add ambiance to the evening along with the film's cast, crew and Historical Stories by Chef Staib and General George Washington himself! Limited opportunities are available to Sponsor of this Fine Event.
For a limited time, the story that inspired the film can be downloaded through the film website. http://GWArmyAndMe.com
Film Contact: Andrea M Clarke
Phone: 434-616-4624 Landline
Chef Staib Contact: Aaron White and Jonathan Jones
Phone: 215.413.1443 Landline