Project Description

 

The Folklorist: Robert Smalls

During the American Civil War, Robert Smalls and a group of slaves plan a daring escape towards freedom while aboard a confederate controlled ship in Charleston Harbor.

A NEWTV ORIGINAL PROGRAM
Produced & Directed by Andrew Eldridge & Angela Harrer
Hosted by John Horrigan
Created by John Horrigan & NewTV
Executive Producer: Robert Kelly

SPECIAL THANKS
Boston Costume
Scenic Arts

PRODUCTION CREW
Cinematographers: Angela Harrer & Andrew Eldridge
Production Design: Andrew Eldridge & Angela Harrer
Editor: Angela Harrer & Andrew Zubatkin
Sound Design: Angela Harrer
Assistant Editor: Marcella D’Aston
Production Assistants: Marcella D’Aston & Lara Pietranera
Music: Audionetwork, Audioblocks

FEATURING
Aaron Wilson as “Robert Smalls”
James McGruder as “John Smalls”
Ted Ndinya as “Alfred Gradine”
JacQuán L. Stanley as “David Jones”
Junie Joseph as “Hannah Smalls”
Dora Winifred as “Mrs. John Smalls”
Bless Robinson as “John Smalls’ Sister”
Doug Reed as “CSS Planter Captain C.J. Relyea”
Giovanni Alabaiso as “CSS Planter Engineer S.Z. Pitcher”
Ron Young as “CSS Planter Mate John Smith Hancock”
Rob Nixon as “USS Onward Captain Frederick Nickels”
Steve Sumner as “USS Onward First Mate”
Emmanuel Jalbert as “USS Onward Wheelman”
Robert Connolly as “USS Onward Crew Mate”

AVAILABLE ON NEWTV
NewTV’s local cable channels in Newton, MA
RCN: 3 | 13 | 15 | 613 (HD)
Comcast: 8 | 9 | 99
Verizon: 32 | 33 | 34

ORIGINAL AIR DATE
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 on NewTV
For questions and inquires about the program, please email folklorist@newtv.org or visit folklorist.newtv.org.
©2016 NewTV

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