Sorry for taking longer than I thought to complete The Passion of Miss Augusta but I am happy to report that our preview screening of the film in Mobile, Alabama... Read more
Thanks again for helping fund The Passion of Miss Augustathrough our Kickstarter campaign last year. Your support helped convince several foundations to add their contributions and I... Read more
Why the 50s? Why today?
Some, if not most people have asked me why this film includes a dramatization of the novel St. Elmoboth as a silent film set in the 1860s and as... Read more
To be a woman
Femininity was a difficult subject for Augusta Jane Evans, according to Victorian scholar Susan Reynolds. By becoming a successful writer, she violated what was expected of women in her time. ... Read more
The mystery of St. Elmo
Thanks to everyone who has supported the project this far. We still have a ways to go, so spread the word!
One of you, author Sheryl Stinchcum, recently came across... Read more
The Civil War was over.
Since I started this project I've always wondered: What made Augusta Jane Evans' novel St. Elmoso popular in 1866, one year after the end of the Civil War? It... Read more
An existential South
I always like hard luck stories and Miss Augusta (Augusta Jane Evans) had her share of mishaps early on. Her father lost his fortune to bankruptcy in Columbus Georgia in... Read more