Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Dog Named Jack

The Civil War film I worked on a couple years ago, Dog Jack, is still in post-production, but the word is that it may actually be getting closer to being completed. Like many independent films that don't have unlimited financing, Dog Jack was and is a real labor of love for all involved including Chicago writer/director/producer Ed McDougal. The true story revolves around a young slave boy named Jed (and his dog named Jack) who escapes to the North and joins the Union Army.

My friend, Eddie Huchro, who has a major role in the film has managed to get some footage, and he sent me the above production still. It was from one of the battle scenes we shot in Pennsylvania. Other locations we shot included Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. It was a tough shoot -- very hot in those uniforms! -- but a lot of fun, and I met some great folks.

I can't wait to see how it all turned out!

For more information about the film, please check out the following links:

Dog Jack Official Website
Dog Jack Preview Trailer (Rough Cut)


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