This powerful giant screen historical documentary is the story of America's founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped, and tested them. From men who would defy a king – to a man who would not let the "more perfect union die – to women who struggled for equality, We the People delivers through the giant screen a powerful national self-reflection and inspires every citizen to uphold the ideals and truths of our Republic – tenets that so strongly influence all our daily lives. Narrated by the iconic voices of Morgan Freeman and Kenny Rogers, We the People is meant to engage and inspire its audience to learn more about and participate in our democracy. The nation's finest constitutional scholars, augmented by a non-partisan committee of prominent Americans, have overseen the making of this film. The magnificent buildings, monuments, and memorials of Washington DC, archival paintings and photographs from America's great museums, and dramatic reenactments of key events in Philadelphia, Boston, Mt. Vernon, and other historic locations come alive through the immortal words of Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King. Stunning special effects and Giant Screen surround sound create an a truly powerful storytelling experience. Shot in IMAX, We the People is more than 200 years of history that truly comes to life on a sixty-foot screen.
National Steering Committee
National Steering Committee Chairman
H. TYLER NOTTBERG
Chairman and CEO
US Engineering Company
DR. JAMES H. BILLINGTON
Librarian of Congress
Smithsonian American Art Museum
MARK A. ERNST
BRENT D. GLASS
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
STEVEN K. HAMP
The Henry Ford Museum
Awood & Palmer Investment
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Chairman and CEO UMB Financial Corporation UMB Bank Colorado
GENERAL RICHARD B. MYERS
Joint Chief of Staff
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
KIRK H. SCHULZ
President Kansas State University
Attorney Bowen & Unger, PLC
Ford Motor Company Fund
ROBERT GEORGE is Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and the author of several books, including Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality and In Defense of Natural Law.
A.E. DICK HOWARD is a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, executive director of the commission that wrote Virginia's new Constitution, and a counsel for other constitutional drafting efforts, including Czechoslovakia, Poland, Brazil, and Romania.
JAMES HUTSON is Chief of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, and the author of several books including, John Adams and the Diplomacy of the American Revolution, and To Make All Laws: The Congress of the United States.
CHARLES KESLER is a Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, and the editor of Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding and a new edition of The Federalist Papers.
DAVID E. MARION is a Professor of Political Science at Hampden-Sydney College, a scholar for the Center for Civic Education and author of The Jurisprudence of William J. Brennan: The Law and Politics of 'Libertarian Dignity.'
ROBERT M.S. MCDONALD is an Associate Professor of History at the United States Military Academy and is currently working on Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Personality.
STEPHEN F. SMITH is a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, whose past law work includes serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
EUGENE VOLOKH specializes in First Amendment law, cyberspace law, harassment law, and gun control policy at UCLA Law School, and has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
JON WEFALD is Past-President of Kansas State University and has served as an administrator and Professor of American History at several universities.
KEITH WHITTINGTON is a Professor of Politics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, and the author of Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning.
GORDON WOOD is a Professor of History at Brown University, and one of the foremost scholars on the American Revolution whose books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution.
TODD ZYWICKI is a Professor of Law at George Mason University and currently co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, and was recently named a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Study Group on "Identifying Fraud, Abuse, and Errors in the U.S. Bankruptcy System."
Owner of Inland Sea Productions Lead Producer
Recipient of an Emmy Award for documentary production, three nominations for general excellence in the National Magazine Awards, and numerous educational honors; writer for a variety of national publications including USA Today.
Developed, created, and produced a variety of projects over the past 17 years, including the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary film, “The Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie”, which included
a companion art book she co-authored, published by Barnes & Noble.
Produced and directed two IMAX short films: “Kansas City Presents” and “Celebrate Detroit”, numerous documentaries, educational films, interpretive programs, and visitor center films, including the Mount Vernon Visitor’s Center film.
Interviewed and directed film tribute biographies on Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, New Zealand Prime Minister James Bolger, Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, and numerous other political and creative leaders.
Owner of Pentacle Productions
Produced and directed a broad variety of award-winning documentary, dramatic, educational and corporate films and television programs, including “The Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie” with Ms. Larrabee.
Produced and directed numerous documentary films in conjunction with his father, the late iconic newsman, Walter Cronkite.
Successfully created sponsorship and funding programs for a variety of national organizations, both private and public.
Theatrical Marketing Director
Managed IMAX theaters in Detroit, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana; recipients of numerous marketing honors and awards.
Educational Consultant & Principal Investigator
Curriculum Director and historical researcher with emphasis in documentary film and American studies.
JODI CAPPS MILLER
Two decades of IMAX film distribution experience, including the distribution of “Lewis and Clark”.
Award-winniong CGI Special Effects Artist
Known for his regular work on “Lost” and numerous other television series. His viral film “World Builder” became a #1 YouTube hit.
CEO of Take Two Productions in Kansas City, post-production designers and editors with a twenty-year history working with ABC, Hallmark, Relativity Media, and countless advertising agencies.
President of RPG Productions, known for their IMAX work in conjunction with NASA, Universal Studios, National Geographic, and more.
Award winning Producers, Directors and Special Effect Artists collaborate to create this compelling story.
Aimee Larrabee and John Altman, co-producers/directors of acclaimed IMAX Signature Films Kansas City Presents and Celebrate Detroit, also collaborated on the Emmy-award winning PBS documentary The Next American Dream and Emmy-nominated Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie, also for PBS.
Branit/FX is one of the film and television industry's premiere visual effects studios, creating award-winning effects for some of television's most highly acclaimed series including Breaking Bad, Lost and Star Trek: Enterprise. Bruce Branit is creating effects and graphics for We the People that will bring the dramatic story of our founding into the stunning realm of the Giant Screen, making history come to life.
Arnold Imaging specializes in creating photorealistic virtual environments and special effects for digital films and ad campaigns. Founded in New York City in 1998, the company has created digital content for some of the world's leading companies including Nickelodeon, Sprint, The American Museum of Natural History, and MTV. Clients have trusted Arnold Imaging with creating visual material for high profile projects, including national advertising spots, public relations documentaries, and marketing collateral for high profile projects.
For more than 20 years, RPG has been the leader in post-production supervision for the giant screen film industry, with a client list including Walt Disney Pictures and National Geographic. As film production has moved from sprockets and celluloid to digital pixels, the RPG team has forged new ground in marrying technology with quality.
Bringing his gift for lighting and artful composition in cinematography to We The People, Joe has taken the IMAX camera above Washington DC's most stunning monuments to battlefields and colonial villages that bring our story to life, deftly capturing images as varied as aerials of DC at dusk to close-ups of Revolutionary Soldiers in the heat of battle. Joe, whose work appears in films by Ang Lee, Robert Altman and Stephen King, has worked with Larrabee and Altman in three films shot with IMAX film cameras.
Film projects of every shape and size need funding – and this one is no different. We the People is currently 80% complete and more than 75% funded. The filming is done and we are currently heading into post-production, but there are still opportunities to donate and contribute to We the People. If you believe this story is important and want to help us launch this beautiful movie, then we'd love to hear from you. Whether you can make a cash donation or offer professional post-production assistance, click the button below to learn about how you can contribute. You might even see your name on the "big screen".
Stars and Stripes
If you're interested in making a larger donation, please look in to our Stars and Stripes program. Space is limited, so act soon. Please email Linda Endecott, Stars and Stripes Manager.
If you would like to discuss becoming an official sponsor of We the People, please contact us. We have wonderful sponsors in the project to this point and many opportunities to leverage the movie release to promote your organization.
Anschutz Family Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
H&R Block Foundation
Dean & Barbara White Family Foundation, Inc.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City Southern Lines
The Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation
Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
Kansas State University
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