Drew Youngblood has been cast in the starring role of “Elijah” in the historical drama “Elijah and George,” produced by 1663 Media Arts, LLC.
Drew is a 10-year-old Atlanta-based actor with the recently co-starring credits, “Stranger Things,” “The Gifted,” “Good Girls,” and the upcoming HBO documentary “Sand Mountain.”
“Elijah and George” follows the adventures of a young camp follower who encounters famous figures of the American Revolution during his search for his father, who has gone missing after the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.
The movie is an adventurous, at-times humorous, heartfelt story steeped in family, freedom and home, with a surprise twist of redemption. According to producer-director-writer Andrea M. Clarke, the film is akin to “Huckleberry Finn meets The Patriot with historical accuracy woven in.” She adds, “It’s a uniting, entertaining story with common themes folks from all walks of life will relate to.”
The production is shooting a movie trailer at the Road To Brandywine, National Revolutionary War Reenactment Festival, at Mount Harmon in Earlville, Maryland on October 12, 2019. Additional information about the film will be available at their table in the Sutler Area, next to The Tilted Crown, at the Reenactment Festival.
Clarke shares, “We are very fortunate to have amazing support through the Horses in Action Foundation. They set the stage for us to be welcomed by the British Crown and Patriot Commanders to attend and capture scenes with Drew Youngblood as Elijah during the reenactment festival. The scenes will provide relevant footage for a edge-of-seat movie trailer accurately portraying the look and feel of our character driven movie,” said Clarke.
The independent film is in pre-production and the final funding phase of $5.9 million. The production has fiscal sponsorship and is entertaining major sponsors and investors. Clarke aims to begin filming April of 2020 outside of Richmond, Virginia for a Fall 2020 theatrical release.
Youngblood is represented by Gina Henry of MI Talent Atlanta.
For more information about the film, visit ElijahandGeorge.com