“Now ‘The Spirit of 76’ is presented true to the vision I always had for it with improved animations and special effects. This is the ‘Star Wars’ of American history films.” – Mike Church
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Critical Acclaim for the Spirit of 76!
Mike Church’s Spirit of ’76 captures one of the great developments in world history — the drafting and ratification of the US Constitution — in all its drama. Old or young, expert or not, every viewer will find something to admire and something to learn in this solidly written, well acted film. Come one, come all!
Dr. Kevin Gutzman, Author of “Who Killed the Constitution”
“An exciting and much needed ride through the writing of the Constitution… unlike any film I have ever seen. Mike Church honors our history without trying to re-write it.”
Debbie Schlussel, Syndicated Radio Film Critic
As the story goes, it was 101 degrees in 1787 Philadelphia yet our Founding Fathers endured. With the energy and wisdom of James Madison, they wrote the Constitution. Madison and Alexander Hamilton then wrote The Federalist Papers , which won over the hearts and minds of most Americans, and the Constitution was quickly ratified to the delight of millions. Sounds like a nice story and it would make a great movie, but there s one problem… It isn t true.
Founding Father Films and writer director Mike Church, the creator of the heralded documentaries The Road to Independence and The Fame of Our Fathers , presents The Spirit of 76 the third chapter in the trilogy that began with The Road To Independence .
With Emmy award winning actor Jay Thomas and an ensemble cast of some of radio s best known voices, The Spirit of 76 is a feature length film featuring stunning original graphics and a brilliant sound design so real you will be right there in Independence Hall. You will travel through time and go inside historic sets like the New Academy on Shockoe Hill and visualize the lives of the little known men who not only helped write the Constitution, but those who opposed it as well.
Starring the voice talent of Emmy Award winning Actor Jay Thomas Narrated by National Radio Personality Mike Church
After many long, long, nights and countless hours of staring at boring screens and listening to the same audio altered just a tiny bit, the Special Edition moves towards completion. The team at Founding Father Films has labored to try and live up to the dream of what Mike Church saw as the Spirit of ’76.
You heard it straight from Mike this afternoon, that this is it.
Extreme care and an almost borderline obsession have been put into getting this version finished. So what is so special about this special edition?
Special DVD Edition Includes:
New DVD Menus
Hundreds of New Animations
New Set Designs & Graphics
Digitally Mastered & ReMixed Surround Sound Soundtrack
8 Page Collectors Booklet featuring
Spirit of 76 Timeline
Patriot Trading Cards
Spirit of 76 Essay by Mike Church
First Ever Theatrical Screening
In addition to this newest version being “Special” it is also the Theatrical Version, which will be featured in front of a live audience at the first ever Theatrical Screening of the
The Promised Details Of The Theatrical Screening
On Thursday December 3rd, 2009 Mike Church will reveal the Theatrical version of the Spirit of ’76 at the Place Fuhrmann Auditorium. This “State of the Art – Beautiful, newly renovated auditorium”, is located at the corner of 23rd. and Jefferson in Covington, Louisiana. 490 Seats, Ample Parking, Handicap Seating/Parking, and an After Party to follow.
Tickets will be sold for this event, $8 for Adults and Children (12 and under) are free. We have a limited number of tickets so do not delay.
You will be able to meet the filmmakers in person and some of the voice stars too! And Yes… Mike Church Will Be There For Both The Showing And The After Party!