Living History

You can now read the pilot here.

Show Info:

Logline: Living History takes place in the present day and follows a re-enactor playing George Washington as he attempts to run for Mayor of Colonial Williamsburg as the historical figure George Washington. Aided in his pursuit by fellow founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, George must convince voters to elect him and not his ex-girlfriend who he is running against.

What It Is

Living History is a show about actors who portray the founding fathers in Colonial Williamsburg. They live their life in contemporary America as they believe the founding fathers would were they alive today.

Living History is about nostalgia and our constant yearning to return to the past.

Living History is a show about historical reality in modern times.

Synopsis

Living History takes place in the present day and follows a re-enactor playing George Washington as he attempts to run for Mayor of Colonial Williamsburg as the historical figure George Washington.

Living History is a show about actors who portray the founding fathers in Colonial Williamsburg. They live their life in contemporary America as they believe the founding fathers would were they alive today. Who hasn’t wondered what the founders would think of America today? Everyone has an idea as to who the founders were and what they stood for; Living History takes those ideas and puts them into action. This is a show that takes an idea that everyone has wondered about and challenges viewers to re-think their preconceived notions and stereotypes of the past.

What makes Living History different is its foundation in historical satire. But, its’ satire is not limited to the historical. The show aims to point out the dysfunction of media, politics, and our own understanding of American history as folklore rather than fact. In this quirky, off-beat comedy, no subject is off-limits, making for a fun ride that provides a consistent narrative along the way. Living History shows us a world of possibilities and enables the viewer to escape into a world of imagination that is not bound to the typical storyline that Hollywood normally produces. Living History is about breaking down barriers that might inhibit a regular TV show or movie from exploring issues in-depth. The goal of this series is to open the mind of the viewer to the art of the possible amid the satire of the historical clashing with contemporary.

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2 thoughts on “Living History

  1. I appreciate materials that provides us the opportunities to re-think.

    I think that anything that which encourages us to look outside the box is helpful to keep our mind supple.

    I like it when we ask “What if things could be like this?” in positive, optimistic, and hopeful ways.

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