Casting Call - Elijah and George "Mini-Movie" Trailer Shoot.

Metatron Productions, LLC presents an Adventurous, Family-Friendly Historical Drama based on the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army And Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling.

The movie tells the adventures of a young camp follower as he encounters famous figures of the American Revolution on his search for his father who has gone missing during the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Described by its creators as “Tom Sawyer Meets The Patriot” (with historical accuracy), the film will highlight the often-forgotten lives of young 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.

4/15/2022 - Production Update: After the twists and turns from the last two years, we are more determined than ever to secure funds to make our family-friendly feature film. 

Please visit our
Fund Raising Page to learn more, donate and share. 

We are gearing up to shoot a new promotional trailer "Mini-Movie" to highlight the story of Elijah and his dog Jack in his journey to find his Pa, a soldier who goes missing after the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.

The footage will be used to rebrand all marketing materials and promotional campaigns for the feature film project. This new promotional trailer will help qualify the movie project for a special tax incentive to attract investors. Section 181

Making a movie, more so an Independent Production, requires unwavering dedication that can span years. The timing to make Elijah and George - A Revolutionary Tale feature film is now. People are hungry for inspirational, good, decent, solid, thought-provoking stories. Steeped in faith, family, freedom and home - we know our movie will be a wide-audience box-office success!

Thank you for supporting us, your prayers and generous donations!

Andrea M Clarke
Producer, Director, Writer
http://MetatronProductions.com 
434-221-9625 cell
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Details: 

Dates / Location: 30 minutes South of Farmville, VA. Saturday June 18th. Set up encampments Friday June 17th. 

Regiments are welcome to apply as an entire unit, noting each individual will need to submit their information separately.

Continental Soldiers, Militia, Civilian Campaign / Camp Follower roles will have their own gear, camp/sleeping setup, accurate period clothing that is worn, dirty and perhaps torn. We will provide torn pieces if you do not have them. We do not want you to ruin your nice uniforms / outfits. 

NOTE: May not be placed with original regiment. Role will be determined once casting is complete. 

Camping overnight within encampments. Facilities provided. 

Good company, joyful experience on a professional film set.

Please read details before submitting interest. 

  1. Feature film / Historical Drama / Series experience preferred. 

  2. Non-Union. Sorry, no 3rd parties or agents at this time.

  3. Email resume / background of relevant experience, head-shot and body shot in full uniform or camp follower to info@1663MediaArts.com

  4. If you have previously submitted your interest, please resubmit. Thank you. 

  5. Roles that handle weapons, must be 18 or over. Comfortable / safety minded running with bayonet. *Exceptions may apply on a case by case basis.

  6. Each Regiment will elect a Safety Officer and Medic go to person.

  7. Must be safety conscience, respectful and comfortable around firearms, loud noises, horses, sheep, dogs, cows, other animals and a lot of human beings.

  8. There will be a pivotal battle scene, extremely loud battle sounds from Cannon and Musket fire.

  9. This is a non-smoking, sober set, no exceptions. Period specific pipes ok. 

  10. This is a closed-set. No outside visitors. No children under 6 years old. No pets please. 

  11. Soldier Regiments and Militia will camp out overnight on set, similar to a reenactment scenario. Restroom facilities are provided. Note: depicting timeline Battle of Monmouth and Day after.

  12. Please follow us and invite your friends too! Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elijahandgeorge/and  Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ElijahandGeorge

  13. Modern Day firearms are not permitted on the film set. 

  14. Everyone will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and will agree to not disclose the shoot schedule or location. No photographs on set will be permitted. We will share photos for cast and crew to share after we release the promo trailer. 

  15. Minors will need a parent or legal guardian on set, prefer as part of Civilian Campaign, and will be required to provide a Minor Film Permit. Form will be provided, there is no charge. 

Please sign up for Film Upates here: https://www.elijahandgeorge.com/filmupdates 

Roles: Oneida Scout - Speaking Role
Ethnicity: Native American
Age range: Early - late 20’s
Height: Minimum height 5' 10 - 6′2
Thinner side of athletic, healthy, no facial hair.
Strong, endurance, stands very tall - long hair.

Professional acting experience. Feature films or series preferred.

Non-Union Compensation 

 

The Oneida Indian Nation, known as America’s First Allies, sent Scouts and corn at General George Washington’s request to help with the war effort and his starving soldiers at Valley Forge. 

Civilian Impression - Camp Followers - 40 Special Extras - Non-Speaking Roles

Professional Campaigners Preferred.

NOTE: No makeup, no fancy hair, no jewelry, no visible tattoo's or piercings. Hair color must be traditional.  

 

Gender - Female 70%, Male - 30%

Ethnicity - Caucasian

Ages: 6 - 70 (No babies or toddlers at this time please)

Children under 18 must be accompanied by ONE adult parent or legal guardian.

Appearance: On the thin side, height / weight proportionate. Camp followers have only what they can carry on their backs. Lack of food and amenities, they sleep on the ground after marching up to 9 miles a day. They are heat and war battled, with worn clothing, they are dirty, yet strong and determined in family and spirit they long for home.

 

Preference for those who own very worn wardrobe, please include duties you have portrayed previously within an encampment.

 

Role: Day after Battle of Monmouth. Civilian camp include farriers, sutlers, craftsmen, wagoners, carpenters, wives, kids and loved ones of the soldiers. These roles will be set up to sew,  wash clothes, prepare meals, transport goods, fetch water in wood buckets, build and repair equipment and take care of animals. 

Continental Soldiers & Militia - Front Line - 30 roles 

NOTE: No makeup, no fancy hair, no jewelry, no visible tattoo's or piercings. Hair color must be traditional. 

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience preferred.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 - 27

Appearance:  Thin, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, mud, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some soldiers are barefoot. Some soldiers have no shirts. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform, arms and accessories. Uniform coats may be provided specific to a Regiment as decided by the filmmaker. Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction and follow choreographed movements during the battle scene, while walking and running with a bayonet. 

British Artillery Soldiers - 4 - 6 - This scene will be filmed on Friday June 17th. 

Seeking Cannon and Operator! 

NOTE: No makeup, no fancy hair, no jewelry, no visible tattoo's or piercings. Hair color must be traditional.  

Professional Campaigners with film and/ TV experience preferred. 

Gender: Male

Age: 15 - 35

Appearance:  Professional Soldiers, fit, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Some are wounded in battle.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform including coats, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction. 

Note: You are invited to stay and switch sides, Continental Soldiers, to be part of the Battle and Encampment scenes on Saturday. 

British Dragoons - Horse Soldiers - Non-speaking roles. -These roles are cast! 

NOTE: No makeup, no fancy hair, no jewelry, no visible tattoo's or piercings. Hair color must be traditional.  

Professional Actors and Campaigners with film and/ TV experience preferred.

Horses: Expert Horseback Rider in Confrontation Scenario

FULL EQUIPMENT LIST -Note, a summer campaign.

  • Helmet: leather, bearskin crest, faux leopard turban and chains, and red and white hackle. A hair fall or wig is required if your hair is not long enough to be clubbed.

  • Uniform Coat; Red, faced with blue,wool.

  • Shirt: White linen or cotton.

  • Neck stock: leather or horse hair with brass buckle.

  • Small clothes: breeches: of white linen or wool & Waistcoat of white linen or wool.

  • Stockings: white wool or cotton.

  • Shoe: with brass buckles.

  • Gaiters: (brown wool) and Gaiter Tops: brown leather - garter straps.

  • Waist belt and frog:white buff leather.

  • Rawles Cartridge Box and Strap

  • Haversack; white linen with leather strap

  • Water bottle (flask): tin, blue wool covered, with leather strap.

  • Forage cap: red and blue wool

  • Pick and Brush: as well as musket tool and cleaning equipment for musket or rifle.

  • **Not Needed**Wedge Tent: Cavalry pattern, white canvas, with tent poles

  • Water deck: blue water proof canvas tarp to protect man or equipment and as ground cloth.

  • Knapsack: canvas with buff straps.

  • Sleeping gear, blankets or sleeping bag

Appearance: Fit, height to weight proportionate, stoic, professional horse soldiers. You will provide full uniform, arms and accessories.

Arms: Pistol, carbine, sabre.

Gender: Male

Age: 20's - 40's

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Continental Soldiers & Militia - Background Encampment - Day of/Day after Battle of Monmouth

Seeking professional regiments to set up encampments to portray day before and day after Battle of Monmouth

Gender: Male

Age: 15 - any age (older okay)

Appearance:  Close up encampments require Professional Soldiers, fit, no beards or facial hair, some had shaved newly growing back hair as a form of lice treatment. Covered in dirt, rain and exhausted from heat, lack of food and mosquito bitten. Out of focus encampments, open to age and appearance.

Ethnicity: 85% Caucasian and 15% African American

This role requires your own uniform including coats, arms and accessories.  Must be safety conscience, excellent listening skills, the ability to take specific direction. No live fire. 

Character Name Elijah Paterson - This role has been cast! 

NO AGENTS Please.

 

Location: South of Richmond, North of Williamsburg, VA

June 17, 18 & 19.

Gender Male

Age Born 1768 10-years-old in 1778

Ethnicity Caucasian

Accent Philadelphia

 

Appearance

Thin, medium height. Elijah is dressed in tattered knee breeches, a waistcoat over his work shirt, and torn knee stockings that sag over his worn buckled shoes. He carries a dirty haversack over his shoulder that contains his only possession: a rolled up cloth draughts game, that he loves to play with his Pa.

 

Role

Main character. This is a very active role, lots of running with his dog Jack. Will be dirty, barefoot. Takes two falls backwards in the dirt / grass.

The impossible adventure begins when Elijah sneaks out of camp to find his Pa: He is chased by a stupid guard, has a sword placed two inches form his face, plays draughts with General Washington, is captured by British soldiers with his Pa and faithful dog Jack.

Special notice:

A Health and Wellness Director is attached to our independent production to oversee proactive health and wellness resources for cast and crew. One resource that may prove helpful is: https://vladimirzelenkomd.com/ 

This is an outdoor production, in grassy and wooded areas. Please take precautions to prevent Tick Bites.

 

Can Tick Bite Lyme disease cause flu-like symptoms?

Symptoms of Lyme disease in its early stage consist of fever, chills, headache, and muscle and joint pain. These symptoms also take place if you have flu. Because the flu is somewhat uncommon during the summertime, if you start experiencing flu-like symptoms, it could actually be an indication of Lyme disease. Take note, if you’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors, your risk of contracting Lyme disease may be higher.

Resource: https://www.belmarrahealth.com/lyme-disease-vs-flu-influenza-causes-symptoms-risk-factors-and-complications/
 
We support health freedoms of the individual. We will never ask for "your papers."

Common sense and individual personal responsibility are equally important.

To prevent possible transmission of any type of virus, cold or other airborne contagion, the following persons will not be permitted to participate in filming or allowed on the film set:

1. Person's who are sick, with or without a fever, within 14 days of film dates;
and/or
2. Person's who have received any form or type of a vaccine within 30 days of film dates ( due to evidence of potential shedding that could make others sick); 
and/or
3. Persons with active cases of TB or other airborne contagion.
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Metatron Produtions, LLC owners and production crew are NOT Doctors or Other Medical Professional. Note this disclaimer: