Just wanted to provide you with an update on our Heritage Minute film about the 104th Regiment.
By Eamonn O’Keeffe.
Entitled “The Winter March”, this film is based on the 1100 kilometre journey of the 104th Regiment from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Kingston, Ontario during the War of 1812. This Heritage Minute–written, produced and directed by high school students–follows the experiences of eighteen year-old Lieutenant John Le Couteur in the winter of 1813. I wrote the script using Le Couteur’s journal, as edited by Donald Graves in Merry Hearts Make Light Days, as a basis for the narration and dialogue.
This Heritage Minute was filmed at Fort York in Toronto on February 15th, one day before the bicentennial of the departure of the 104th Grenadiers from Fredericton. It has been entered in the Historica-Dominion Institute’s Make Your Own Heritage Minute Contest at http://www.gotaminute.ca/
As a member of the Fort York Guard during the summer months, I was able to use the fort as a filming location and borrow our uniforms for this project.
Many of my summer co-workers volunteered to act in this film. Several of my high school friends also participated in this project. Patrick Lee, a Grade 10 student, was the editor, director and co-producer of this Heritage Minute. I wrote the script, served as co-producer and also portrayed Lt. Le Couteur in the film. A full list of credits can be seen on Youtube.
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