My name is Nick, and I am creating a character-driven documentary about Civil War reenactors and living historians. The film is titled The Reenactors and we will be casting and entering the lives of 5-6 Civil War reenactors in order to learn about why they reenact, and the diverse realm of people who participate in living history. Our selected cast will be attending the 1st Manassas in July.
I have close friends who reenact, so I want to make sure I'm clear that I'm not looking to make a film about the extremes of the hobby.
My question to the folks at CWreenactors is what do you think about this type of documentary? Is it something that would interest you? What would you like to see in a documentary like this?
Some reenactors oppose the idea. Some are jumping at the chance to be in the film. Some people who don't reenact don't understand it. Some think they do.
You can learn a little about us on our blog thereenactors.tumblr.com or our website www.wardancepictures.com.
Thanks for your input!
-Nick Scofield, War Dance Pictures