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Daniel Thornton ElliottBy Daniel Thornton Elliott
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Daniel Thornton ElliottBy Daniel Thornton Elliott
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The Brier Creek story is an international story and an important one in American history. On March 3, 1779, the Georgia Continental Army was obliterated by British and Loyalist forces. Approximately 200 patriots lost their lives on that day in the swamps of south Georgia and another 500 or more were wounded or captured and placed on horrid prison ships near Savannah. The staggering defeat resulted in another three years of British colonial control in coastal Georgia. In January 2014 a team of archaeologists descended on Brier Creek to locate and define this lost battlefield. Their discoveries far exceeded their expectations. This film documents the battle and the search to locate its vestiges. The film intends to tell this tale through the eyes of the archaeologists. Already we secured about two-days of raw footage of the battlefield archaeology but we need help completing the rest of the film. Examples of the raw video are shown in our short trailer. The end result will be a 30 minute documentary that summarizes the history and the battlefield archaeology of the Brier Creek Story. It is an American story yearning to be told!

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The challenge for the film maker is to gather historical visuals and to compile oral interview footage with experts in the field of American Revolutionary War history and Battlefield Archaeology and to weave these new video clips with the vast assortment of raw footage from the January 2014 archaeological fieldwork at the battle site. I have prior experience producing short documentaries on two other battlefields in Georgia, along with award-winning videographer Michael Jordan, who will film and edit the documentary. Michael has produced more than a dozen historical videos pertaining to coastal Georgia.

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