First Freedom

Production Credits

FIRST FREEDOM is dedicated to the memory of Larry H. Miller

Executive Producers For WETA

Dalton Delan & Jim Corbley
Produced & Directed by Lee Groberg
Director of Photography & Editor Mark Goodman
Production Manager Russell Richins
Music by Sam Cardon
Sound Design Palmer Pattison
Colorist Russ Larson
Gaffer Rhet Femsten
Assistant Camera

James Jordan

Wardrobe

Becky Swasey & Shari Ohman

Hair/Makeup Greg Moon & Lindey Crow
Casting Camille Kondratieff
Photographer Mark Mabry
Image Acquisitions Kimball Ungeman, Chris Navarro, & Ron Fox
Map Graphics Adam Hill
Production Assistant Jacque Craig
Cast  
George Washington Dean Melissa
Thomas Jefferson (younger) Steven Edenbo
Thomas Jefferson (older) Bill Barker
John Adams (younger) Peyton Dixon
John Adams (older) Sam Goodyear
James Madison Bill Gechman
James Madison (voice) John Douglas Hall
Benjamin Franklin Dean Bennett
Patrick Henry Richard Schumann
Reverend Jacob Duche Neil Hartley
Samuel Adams John Lopes
Abigail Adams Linda Goetz
John Rutledge William James
Edward Rutledge David Feldman
Roger Sherman Christian Johnson
John Dickinson Dennis Kane
James Wilson Kristian Russell
John Jay Jayson Sutton
John Winthrop John C. Kemp
Anne Hutchinson Jeanie Roper
Reverend Brewster Ray Byrne
Martha Washington Mary Wiseman
Corporal Paul Loane
Benedict Arnold David Moorehead
John Andre Richard Staron
Edmund Pendleton Alan Hall
John Hancock Stan Swim
Benjamin Rush Eric Fransen
John Witherspoon Randall Robinson
Alexander Hamilton Ian Rose
Charles Pinckney Paul Lima
George Whitefeld Patrick Russell
Additional Crew  
Sound Roger Davis, Chris Simmons, Andy Turrett, Jeremy Neish, Scott Porter, & Ashley Zahorian
Music Supervisor Ted Hinckley
Music Mix Mike Green
Gaffers Carl Gundestrup & Chris Simmons
Art Assistants Carol Swan & Antonio Grimaldi
Grips Tyler Meiners, John McAndrews, Stephen Breslin, Bill Arbuckle, Mike Cook, & Roger Larsen
Production Assistants Tyler Schwab, Daniel Groberg, & Don Hoffman
Narration Sound Temp Don Spainhower
Narration Sound Jim Funk
Post Production Facilities Colormill
  Palmer Sound
  The Audio Deparment
  Philadelphia Post
  Groberg Films
On Line Supervisor Micah Young
VFX Artist Ben Burrell
Extras Coordinator Renee Swasey
Narrated by Brian Stokes Mitchell
On Camera Scholars Richard Bushman
  Jon Butler
  Patricia Bonomi
  Doug Brinkley
  Forrest Church
  Julie Fenster
  John Hope Franklin
  Robert George
  Nathan Hatch
  Matthew Holland
  David L. Holmes
  Jim Hutson
  Daniel Mariaschin
  Cookie Roberts
  Gordon Wood
Contributing Scholars Charles Allen
  Craig Manscill
  Bob Millet
  Jack Rakove
  John Welch
Images Courtesy of Boston Public Library
  Bridgeman Art Library, International
  Library of Congress
  The Library of Virginia
  Plimoth Plantation
  The National Archives
We aratefully acknowledge the following locations Carpenters’ Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  Christ Church, Alexandria, VA
  The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, VA
  St. John’s Episcopal Church; (Church of the Presidents); Washington, DC
  National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
  Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
  Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA
  Jefferson’s Monticello, VA
  Mt. Vernon, VA – Jim Reese
  Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
 

Mayflower II, Plymouth, MA

  Quincy Homestead, Quincy, MA
  Valley Forge National Historic site, Valley Forge, PA         
  Minuteman National Historic Park, Concord, MA
 

Hartwell Tavern, The Wayside, North Bridge, Meriam House, Battle road, MA     

  Touro Synagogue, Newport, RI
  Old Sturbridge Village, MA.
 

James Madison’s Montpelier, VA

  Granary Burial Ground, Boston, MA
  Paul Revere Grave, Boston, MA
  Old South Church, Boston, MA
  Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
  Boston Massacre Site, Boston, MA
  Copps Hill Graveyard , Boston, MA
  Old North Church, Boston, MA
  Ben Franklin Burial Site, Philadelphia, PA
  Quaker Church, Philadelphia, PA
  Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA
  City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
  First Bank of 1791, Philadelphia, PA
  Gunston Hall, George Mason Plantation;   Lorton, VA
  John Dickinson Plantation; Dover, DE
  The Supreme Court, Washington, DC
  The Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC
  Tuckahoe Plantation;  Richmond, VA
  John Jay Homestead; Katonah, NY
  Library of Congress, Washington,  DC
  All Souls Church, New York City, NY
 

Har Shalom Synagogue; Park City, UT

  Hare Krishna Temple; Spanish Fork, UT
  Utah Islamic Center; Sandy, Utah
  Salt Lake Buddhist Temple; UT
  Trappist Monastery; Huntsville, UT
  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, NY
  Home of Ron and Kaye Gunnell
The Campuses of Duke University, Brown University, College of William and Mary, Brigham Young University, Yale University, Wake Forest University, Princeton University, & Weber State University
For WETA  
Project Executive Karen Kenton
Station Relations Karen Fritz, Suzanne Masri, & Khan Phan
Education and Interactive Media Anne Harrington, Kathryn Wilson, & Joseph P. Frye
Communications Mary Stewart & Kate Kelly
Graphic Design Cynthia Aldridge & Michele Wells
Production Controller Helen Yi
VP for Foundation and Development

Craig Impink

Photos used on the website:                                                               Mark Goodman for Groberg Films, Inc.

Extra Special Thanks and Appreciation

Jeanine Groberg

This program was produced by

GROBERG FILMS

In association with WETA Washington, D.C.

Which are solely responsible for its content

Copyright 2012:  WETA, Washington, DC and GROBERG FILMS, Bountiful, UT   all rights reserved

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