Where Elephants Fought
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BUILDING AN ARMY: Where Elephants Fought

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SYNOPSIS

 BUILDING AN ARMY: WHERE ELEPHANTS FOUGHT, IS A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PRODUCING NOT ONLY AN INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM, BUT AN EPIC CIVIL WAR PERIOD PIECE, FROM THE GROUND UP.


OUR MISSION

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW A FILM GETS MADE? WE KNOW WE HAVE! WE AREN’T REFERRING TO THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF ACHIEVING CERTAIN SHOTS OR THE ACTORS TALKING ABOUT WHERE THEY FOUND INSPIRATION, WHICH YOU MIGHT FIND IN THE BONUS FOOTAGE OF YOUR FAVORITE DVD’S. ALTHOUGH THAT WILL BE INCLUDED, OUR MISSION IS TO LITERALLY START DOCUMENTING THE ENTIRE PROCESS BEFORE A SINGLE CENT HAS EVEN BEEN RAISED. WE WILL USE THIS FOOTAGE TO PRODUCE A MULTI-SERIES 1HR EPISODIC TELEVISION SHOW.


OUR PLAN

WE PLAN TO HAVE A FILM CREW DOCUMENT OUR ENTIRE JOURNEY OF ACHIEVING THE DIFFICULT TASK OF INEVITABLY PRODUCING A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM. WE WILL DOCUMENT THE REAL LIFE STRUGGLES INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS GO THROUGH LONG BEFORE PRE-PRODUCTION EVER BEGINS.  WE WILL START WITH HICCUPS, SUCH AS A HARD DRIVE CRASHING THE DAY BEFORE WE PLANNED TO RELEASE OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. THE DOCUMENTATION WILL START AT GROUND ZERO  WITH THE EMOTIONAL STRUGGLES OF A FAILING KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN, AND CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF RAISING MONEY FOR THE FEATURE AND OUR FESTIVAL RUN.  WE WILL BE SEEKING POTENTIAL INVESTORS, CREW MEMBERS, AGENTS, ACTORS, AND CITY OFFICIALS, DISTRIBUTION DEALS FOR BUILDING OUR ARMY AND THE FEATURE ITSELF.  WE WILL DOCUMENT THE FILMING OF THE FEATURE, AND MUCH MORE. OUR PLAN IS TO RELEASE SEASON 1 WHILE OUR FEATURE IS POST-PRODUCTION, WHICH WILL LEAD TO EXCELLENT MARKETING FOR OUR FEATURE FILM. 


THE STORY

AS STATED ABOVE WE PLAN. TO START AT. GROUND ZERO! WE.WEREN’T. KIDDING! THE INFAMOUS GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB, LOCATED IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, IS OWNED BY BILL LUCKETT, THE FORMER MAYOR OF CLARKSDALE, AND MORGAN FREEMAN, WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. ASIDE FROM BEING THE FORMER MAYOR OF CLARKSDALE, MR. LUCKETT IS ALSO AN ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY AND ACTOR. BRITTON MET MR. LUCKETT WORKING ON THE SET OF IT’S TIME, THE STORY OF CHUCKY MULLINS. THE BLUES CLUB HE CO-OWNS WITH MORGAN HAS AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL THAT DRAWS INTEREST FROM THE RICH AND FAMOUS AROUND THE WORLD. THE LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE PRIME MINISTER, HAS MADE AN APPEARANCE. ROBERT PLANT, OZZY OSBOURNE, GENE SIMMONS, AND PAUL SIMON HAVE ALL PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO THE NOTORIOUS BLUES CLUB. JULIA LENNON, JOHN’S SISTER, IS A REGULAR GUEST. WILLIE NELSON, JERRY LEE LEWIS, ELVIS COSTELLO, AND DAN AYKROYD HAVE ALSO MADE APPEARANCES. MANY OF THE OLD ROCKERS LIKE TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO SHOW THEM WHERE THEY GOT THEIR MUSICAL INFLUENCES.


IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY WE FEEL GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB IS THE PERFECT STARTING POINT TO DOCUMENT OUR BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT PRODUCING OUR INDEPENDENT CIVIL WAR FILM, WHERE ELEPHANT’S FOUGHT. AFTER ALL, THE CIVIL WAR BROUGHT ABOUT AN EMERGENCE OF BLUES MUSIC FROM PRISON LABORERS IN SOUTHERN STATES, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM WERE FORMERLY AFRICAN AMERICAN SLAVE LABORERS.


WE WILL SEEK ADVICE AND WISDOM FROM MR. BILL LUCKETT AND GET REFERRALS THAT WILL INSPIRE OUR CALL TO ADVENTURE.  FROM THIS POINT ON, WE WILL HIT THE ROAD TRAVELING ALL THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST TO MEET VARIOUS POTENTIAL INVESTORS AND FOLLOWING EVERY LEAD! SOME OF WHICH WILL PAY OFF, BUT MOST OF WHICH WILL END WITH HEARTBREAK AND NOTHING MORE THAN MAYBE AN EXTRA LEAD. IT IS THIS UPHILL BATTLE FULL OF THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PRODUCING AN INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM THAT WE WILL BRING INTO THE HOMES OF CURIOUS AUDIENCES AND ASPIRING FILMMAKERS.  

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