Filmmakers Statement

Rarely do people speak of or remember peaceful, honorable men and their world changing contributions. As a descendant of Joseph Clarke, Dr. John Clarke’s youngest brother, I want to share with the world the importance of John’s life, his unwavering commitment to build a community (Newport, RI) where persons of differing religious beliefs could live together in harmony and welcomed to practice their faith without fear of persecution.

From a personal standpoint, since I was a very young girl I believed in my heart that no one had the right to tell me what my beliefs should be. As simple as it may sound, I believed and still do, that as long as my heart is good and I am not harming others, than I should not be subjected to judgement, hate or discrimination. When I learned about “Uncle John” and his sacrifices for others, I knew one day I would bring his story of humanity to the world.

Referencing John’s book “Ill Newes from New England” and scores of historical research, our film, a full-feature Historical Drama will bring you into John Clarke’s world and his journey to overcome religious persecution, personal sacrifices and risk of treason to secure the Royal Charter of 1663 from King Charles II which granted Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties to the colony of Rhode Island, thereby changing world history.

Love, peace and acceptance of others starts within each one of us. I often wonder, without John Clarke and his selfless actions, where would we be today with our innate right to be free?

Andrea M Clarke – Writer, Producer, Creative Director

andrea@florentinasong.com 310-309-1858 EST

Film Distribution

Distribution, YES!!! We have worked out a plan on how best to show our film, “Soul Freedoms, The Life of John Clarke, America’s Forgotten Patriot”.

Once completed, the film will be available to rent as Video on Demand aka Instant Digital Screening to play on your personal device, computer or television; Private Film Screenings for Large Groups, Places of Worship and Schools with optional Filmmaker Q&A; and “Theatrical On Demand” showings that will organize one-night theatrical screenings in your city once enough tickets have been reserved.

DVD’s will come next along with submissions to International Film Festivals.