Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Feature film style production of historical doc.
Managed all logistics, locations, crew & budgets.
Cast over 200 reenactors and 10 main acting roles.
Managed make up, special effects, set construction.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

For this moody hospital scene, I found & released a Civil War era church. I rented or built all period correct hospital beds, props & costuming, and managed all actors & crews.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

For this Civil War hospital scene I cast all the main actors, wounded soliders and nurses. I researched and secured all period correct props and costuming.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

In this scene, a low class civilian family evacuates their cabin as Federal soldiers arrive. I worked with state agencies to release this historic structure. Also found a great wagon team with trained mules.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

To recreate large scale battle reenactments, I cast nearly 200 authentic living historians with period correct late war impressions. We shot on private land and built several battlefield sets.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

In this scene, Union soldiers are cut down by Confederate fire. I managed the special effects crew, as we created multiple mortar explosions and mini-ball squib hits.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

To catch the action of Sherman's full-frontal assault, 6 cameras roll including a 25 ft CamMate. A scissor lift gives the special effects crew an aerial view to safely trigger 6 consecutive mortar hits.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

To bring these sets to life, I dressed the entrenchments with ammo boxes, tent fly's, barrels, haversacks, cooking equipments and reenactors.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Several stunts were created for the Cheatham Hill charge scenes. Gymnasts and trained combat actors were rehearsed to give the impression of brutal hand to hand combat.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (2012)

National Park Service / Great Divide Pictures
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

A 25 foot CamMate flies over Confederate trenches during the Cheatham Hill Charge scene. I managed the construction of the historically accurate, full scale Civil War entrenchments.