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 where persons of differing religious beliefs could live together in harmony and welcomed to practice their faith without fear of being silenced or worse.

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 Dr. John Clarke’s world and his journey to overcome religious persecution, personal freedoms and risk of treason to triumph in obtaining Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties for the colony of Rhode Island, and in effect, changing world history.

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

Andrea M Clarke – Writer, Executive Producer

andrea@florentinasong.com 310-309-1858 EST

Anticipated Production Timeline

January 2018

  • Launch Fiscally Sponsored Funding Campaign through IndieGogo.com
  • Secure Large Donor Sponsors
  • Location Scouting Trip including Historic St. Mary’s City, MD & Williamsburg, VA

February 2018

  • Open Production Office in VA.
  • Hire Pre-Production Film Crew

March 2018

  • Identify main character actors
  • Triple check storyline for historical accuracy.
  • Finalize Shoot Script
  • Finalize Shoot Budget

May 2018

  • Secure Final Funding for Film Production

July 2018

  • Hire cast & full crew

August 2018 / Fall 2018

  • Filming begins

November 2018

  • Post Production

February 2019

  • Worldwide Release