The Army Corps of Engineers contracted Executive Productions-Seattle to produce a historically accurate version of the Lewis & Clark Expedition portraying it as a military structured mission. EPS also produced a short film on York, the slave of William Clark....available on YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=OWw4UDUlL0w
Members of Lewis & Clark historical reenactment organizations and National Guard volunteers were used instead of traditional "actors". Filmed on location along the Trail over a 3+ year period from 2001-2005. A filming technique 'Ghosting' was used which required shooting each scene twice, once with reenactors and once without.
Produced in cooperation with American Indian Tribes along the trail and
numerous Federal Agencies, including:
- National Guard Bureau-Trail States
- Bureau of Land Management
- Fish and Wildlife Service
- National Park Service
- USDA Forest Service
The film was awarded a Telly Silver (first place) in the documentary category. The film was produced for public education and was distributed to schools nationwide. It was included in numerous film festivals and is now being shown at numerous visitor centers along the Lewis and Clark Trail.
For more information on the film, call 206-780-2500 or go to execproductions.com