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The Details

July 25, 2011 by James Riley

Over on Facebook Group page for Courage, Paul W. Pyle aks: I was wondering about the process you use in gathering historical facts when you start creating a great movie such as this. How you get the idea of the basic historical location and so on. Over the years, we’ve collected quite a few primary […]

The Accent Thing

July 22, 2011 by James Riley

Of all the many semi-lucid critiques of Courage, New Hampshire, I find the commentary on accents the most amusing. According to Alex Pareenee of As proof of the producers’ commitment to historical accuracy, the British are all evil and speak with British accents, while the colonists are mostly good and speak with (wildly varying) […]

Starring Scarlett something or other…

July 20, 2011 by James Riley

I talked to a guy in Michigan yesterday who was so excited about selling our movie, he wants to take it out and sell it to his church, his school, and even his neighborhood. He bought 30 copies of the DVD in our July deal, (a case of 30 for $99). He did not, however, start […]

Next Episode: Solidarity and Secrets

July 17, 2011 by James Riley

Revolutions aren’t fought by hoping for the best in people. In that final stretch leading to the American Revolution, from 1770 to 1775, there were certain conversations that had to be conducted in secret. Certain friendships had to be sealed with something very much like a solemn oath. The largely peaceful pattern we have of […]

Controlling My Inner Snob

July 15, 2011 by James Riley

We’ve spent a big part of this week locating bloggers and reviewers who we think would have a big impact selling the show.   My daughter observed something interesting about what I would call the “power girl bloggers.”   These are women, ages 15-30, who blog about romance, parenting, fashion, and pop culture with a ratio of […]

Ballad Mongers — A Free DVD Offer

July 12, 2011 by James Riley

In the 18th century, traveling minstrel pitch men would stand on a perch at fairs and musters and sing a song.   If the country folk took a fancy to the the tune he sold them a copy printed on a broadside. We need some ballad mongers. Do you have a platform? Are you up on the soap box quite […]

A Year Making It, A Year Yelling About It

July 12, 2011 by James Riley

Yesterday (and this morning) have been sort of hopping on the distribution front. We have a European network interested.  (They all speak English over there, unlike here in the states) Ben Shapiro, the guy who was the youngest syndicated columnist in America at age 16 and who graduated from Harvard Law at 23 years old, […]

Thinking Outloud about Distribution Again

July 8, 2011 by James Riley

Next week, we’ll have a few meetings with “channel” distributors so I’m just writing this all down to see if I understand it: 

Clothing the Past

July 7, 2011 by Mary.Johns

As I sit down to write this post, I think of the title I have been given in regards to this show: Costumer. And while we are indeed creating costumes, to take us back to a time and place little known to us, we are creating the clothing that these people wore all the time. […]

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