New York, NY – November 10, 2021 – The Confession of John Wilkes Booth a cinematic presentation of a staged theatrical event will begin streaming December 10, 2021 on multiple platforms including Amazon Prime Video. This one hour and twenty-six minutes theatrical production was approved by the surviving Booth relatives.
The film stars John Ramaine as John Wilkes Booth, Josh Koehn portrays John Frederick May, the doctor who was called in to identify the supposed dead body of John Wilkes Booth. Chelsea LeSage had the challenging role of Lucy Hale, John Wilkes Booth’s lover.
The story takes places thirty-eight years after Booth’s alleged death. On the last day of his life, Booth weaves a fascinating account of a government conspiracy to cover up the truth on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The story of Lincoln’s assassination is an absorbing subject matter that people just don’t get tired of hearing about. This particular narrative has never been fully examined and we thoroughly go into the possibly that the urban legend of Booth’s survival is true. The viewers will be drawn to this enthralling story line.
The main character is John Wilkes Booth as a young man in the prime of his life and as an old broken-down man ready to kill himself. The other characters are apparitions in Booth’s mind; the loves of his life, family members and political figures. They all come with a point of view of events and an opinion of John Wilkes Booth.
“The Confession of John Wilkes Booth provides a twist that history refuses to acknowledge. It raises importance to particular events that may prove controversial. As in any retelling of history, art leads the way. The production has received the blessing of the surviving Booth relatives so I felt motivated to complete the project,” stated John Ramaine.
There are five producers involved in the production. Chelsea LeSage and Dan Guindon are with Golden Grand Piano that basically put the actual production together, shot the film and edited it. Josh Koehn of Stag and Lion Productions is the executive producer who provided the actual space and costumes. John Ramaine provided logistical expertise, the content and his creative interpretation of the subject and character. Associate producer, Karen Ammond from KBC Media has and continues to provide the needed promotional push to bring awareness of the film to the public. The musical score was composed by Brandon Maahs.
“To be able to tell an historic and factual story that has information that the general population has not heard before is thrilling. As an actor, sinking your teeth into any new role is a gift but when you know that your character actually lived the story you’re about to tell, makes it much more special. And then from a director’s perspective, to be able to bring these people back to life utilizing the talents of this cast and crew has been a blessing,” Chelsea LeSage.
Company Name: The Confession of John Wilkes Booth
Contact Person: Media Relations
Country: United States