1 minute 42 seconds, 5D DSLR, 2013
An epic tale of a historic trek across Canada during the War of 1812.
Based on the 1100 kilometre journey of the 104th Regiment from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Kingston, Ontario during the War of 1812, this film follows the experiences of eighteen year-old Lieutenant John Le Couteur in the winter of 1813. The script is based upon Le Couteur's journal, as edited by Donald Graves in Merry Hearts Make Light Days.
Director Patrick Y. Lee (15) interest in Canadian and American history led him to collaborate with history buff, Eamonn O'Keeffe, to create this stunning account of John Le Couteur's epic journey during the War of 1812. Lee spent hours assembling a solid cast and crew he could trust, in precaution to using real muskets on set. He helped secure the historically accurate location at Fort York and ensemble many actual Fort guards to act in the film. After editing the film with special access to an editing suite, he released the film on March 16, 2013 and submitted it to the Heritage Minute film contest.
Awards & Recognitions
Grand Prize Winner of High School & University, National Heritage Minutes Film Competition (held by Historica Canada) 2013
Top 5 Best International High School Films, Urban Media Makers Film Festival 2013
Canadian National Exhibition (CNI); Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival (Next Wave) 2013
Official Selection, Calgary International Film Festival 2013; Official Selection, Barrie International Film Festival 2013
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jersey Radio (International Interview and Film (Audio) Broadcast)
Honoured by the National Film Board of Canada, History TV Canada, Members of Parliament James Moore & Shelly Grover, comedian/actor Shaun Majumder, and filmmaker Tess Girard
Jersey Post 30 May 2013
SUN News - National Interview
Global News - National Broadcast
Global News - Provincial Interview
Global News - Provincial Broadcast
CBC Generation Why Magazine
Panorama of Shoot Location