9 Days a Soldier is the true story of the battle that saved America, the boys who fought with valor, and the song that emerged out of that very weekend – The Star Spangled Banner.
This little-known story of American History will resonate in a day where the foundations of the American experiment are again being questioned, and even threatened.
9 DAYS A SOLDIER SCENE
Meet Hiram Walworth, a 14-year-old boy from Plattsburg, New York who decides – alongwith a handful of his best buddies – not to evacuate the town in the face of animminent clash with 14,000 British troops. For nine days, these boys join the fight – and it makes all the difference. The British are repelled againstincredible odds, and the young republic is saved.
Perhapsyou have never heard of the Battle of Plattsburg in the War of 1812. But if youlive in America, your life today has been deeply shaped by it.
Today we’re releasing a single scene from the upcoming film, 9 Days a Soldier. We call this a “look and feel” teaser, and I’m really excited to share this.
This film, the first feature to be produced under the America Studios moniker, offers audiences a rare kind of product in today’s film market. 9 Days a Soldier is a true story about a pivotal moment in the history of our nation during the final days of the War of 1812. But it is also a story of boys becoming men. These boys, ages 14 and 15, stepped up, volunteered, and made a real difference in the fight. Their cause was worthy of their courage.
I’d like to thank Caleb Milby of Los Angeles, California for flying in to film this scene with us, as well as all the great crew and cast that invested their time to share this vision. I’d also like to thank all of you who helped with financing for this stage in our development. We couldn’t have done this without you!
I can’t wait to make the entire film and to share it with the world. We’re actively seeking more partners to make this tremendous independent film happen.
IN THE CAN Yesterday we shot a single scene from the film 9 Days a Soldier. We are still working in faith to raise the capital necessary to cover the costs of developing this scene and the pitch materials and strategy necessary to move this forward, but I wanted to write a note to share the great success we found yesterday. We had a world class collection of crew, gear, talent, and location that came together to capture our scene with great skill and quality. Thank to our supporters for your vision and support of this great and timely project! Can’t wait to share the results!
FUNDRAISING PROGRESS One of our funding partners just pledged a matching $25,000 contribution to help us meeting our initial fundraising goal. That means the next $25K committed nets $50K. Hollywood is rewriting history while America Studios aims to preserve the truth. Join this new funding partner and help battle Hollywood's revisionist history by contributing to the making of 9 Days a Soldier - Boys at the Mill Scene.
CALEB MILBY AS HIRAM WALWORTH Introducing Caleb Milby. He will play the role of Hiram Walworth in our scene from 9 Days a Soldier - Boys at the Mill. Caleb is from L.A. and star of a new award-winning film called Treasure Lies. CALEB'S IMDB LINK
LOCATIONS & GEAR We’ve been scouting locations for our selected scene from 9 Days a Soldier – Boys at the Mill. I've been looking for a classic water mill alongside a river, circa 1814. We couldn't be more thrilled with what we've found.
We will film Boys at the Mill, using a brand new Arri Alexa LF Mini. This camera is probably the hottest camera in cinema today – the envy of many cinematographers. We have a full crew on standby to put together the lights, costumes, and gear we need. This scene is going to look fantastic! We’re making tremendous progress on the planning side. We haven’t yet met our funding goal but are confident we’ll get there with the help of people who are passionate telling this and other stories about what makes America the greatest country in the history of the world. Contact us if you'd like to see the screenplay for this important scene.
BOYS AT THE MILL. We’ve selected an intense scene for our America Studios' teaser: Scene 79 - EXT - Old Stone Mill – Morning
We met with several like-minded folks in Colorado this week who believe the time is now for America Studios slate of projects. We’ve been meeting with a great many people who are passionate about America Studios mission and wish to join us as partners and/or advisors. If you count yourself among the passionate, please contact us.
America Studios has a bold vision for launching a compelling slate of films. In order to ensure success, we need to build a base of support by developing key partnerships – in production, investors, influencers and the general public that believes in the America Studios’ vision.
America Studios will develop media assets and promotional content including a select scene from the feature film 9 Days a Soldier. The screenplay is already written and the finished scene will be used to inspire our initial partners to join our organization. For public support our goal in to acquire committed “Members” of America Studios. Members will be all those who believe in the America Studios vision and become a resource of support and advocacy.America Studios' first film will tell the true story of how a group of schoolboys from the Plattsburg Academy chose not to evacuate as they were instructed – instead they took up arms and defended their homes, their town, and their country. They were young – only 14, 15 and 16 years old.
We will soon approach investment partners with our plans to produce 9 Days a Soldier. Toward that end, we're producing a teaser and other media assets that will demonstrate the look, the feel and the quality of the America Studios brand.PHASE 1 FUNDING