We are pleased to share with our supporters and fans scene samples from Sons & Daughters of Thunder.
The scenes are not in order. There is no dialogue sound--sound will be re-recorded with the actors once the film is edited. The scenes are not color corrected--that will be done with the final cut of the film. The scenes are not final. But it will give you an idea of the fantastic footage we are editing and the scope of the production.
Our thanks to everyone who supported the making of this film--our contributors, fiscal sponsors, the historic sites that welcomed us, our tireless crew and brilliant cast. And, our deep gratitude to Earlene and Kent Hawley. Without them there would be no Thunder.
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Now sit back and enjoy a glimpse of what will be coming in 2018!
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Did you know...
Sons & Daughters of Thunder is based on the critically-acclaimed play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter.
It tells the true story of the 1834 Cincinnati, Ohio Lane Theological Seminary anti-slavery debates. The controversial meetings, led by abolitionist and firebrand Theodore Weld (played by acclaimed stage actor Thomas Alan Taylor), were the first to publicly discuss the end of slavery in America. The meetings angered Cincinnati residents and Lane Seminary officials, who promptly slapped a gag order on the entire student body. This action was followed by a freedom of speech protest and mass exodus of Lane students to Oberlin College. A young Harriet Beecher’s (played by acclaimed stage actress Jess Denney) exposure to the debates and Weld's continuing work to free the slaves sparked a flame that led her to write her magnum opus Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Sons & Daughters of Thunder is co-produced by Kent Hawley, and by Fourth Wall Films, owned by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, a film and video production company specializing in historical documentaries for public television broadcast and DVD home video.
The fiscal sponsors for the film project are The Shell Rock Historical Society, and The Moline Foundation. If you are interested in contributing to the film project and receiving screen credit, please click here: SUPPORT THUNDER!
Sons & Daughters of Thunder is slated for release in late 2018.