A young slave escapes his master and joins the first-ever black Union regiment to fight a battle in the Civil War. But his greatest peril lies in the relentless pursuit of the man who once raised him, and enslaved him.
FEATURE FILM IN DEVELOPMENT
Private Washington is the working title of a feature film based on the oral history of slave-turned-Union soldier George Washington. Set against the flames of the bloody border war between free Kansas and slave-state Missouri, George's harrowing fight for freedom and salvation are ever threatened by the owner who relentlessly pursues him, and by the combat he must face in the first-ever black Union regiment to fight a battle in the Civil War.
This is an important chapter of American history left untouched by Hollywood, and unlike other films, it depicts African-Americans as agents of their own salvation, without themes of victimization, or the usual rescue of a white "savior". Intense action, military, and western themes will appeal to a broad audience, as will the universal concepts of human freedom, dignity, and redemption.
This is a story whose time has come to tell.
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Brant Hadfield - Story Creator/Producer