Yesterday, we spent 12 long but enjoyable hours in Fitzwilliam and Rindge, New Hampshire, hot on the trail of Eleazar Blake and his descendants. Maureen and the curators of the Rindge and Fitzwilliam Historical Societies--Karla MacLeod, Ken Raymond, and Terri Harlow-Sillanpaa--worked seamlessly together to limn the story of Eleazar and his family through documents, photographs, and B-roll.
Maureen was presented with a most pleasant surprise fulfilling one of her long term quests. But you'll have to wait for the film to find out what it was.
Our crew was stellar--Austin DeBesche as DP, Rob Cooper as 2nd camera and Director, Mario Cardenas on sound, Pam Cooper as Content Director, and Will Smith as Production Assistant. All survived small spaces, tricky lighting, and lots of wind, to create footage that is gorgeous...
If you are still interested in contributing to "the next 90%", or if you know someone who is, we are now a tax-deductible 501(c) 3 through the Center for Independent Documentary. Contact us for information.
And..stay tuned. Next on our docket is Stockbridge, MA and Eastern New York State...
The Revolutionary Voices Team