We asked you on Facebook to send us any questions you had for the filmmakers of THE CONSPIRATOR. Here are some more of the answers! Keep asking questions, as we’ll be answering more in the coming weeks.
Linda Juhasz and others asked…
Do you feel you did enough research into all the characters involved, to give a good portrayal of the events that transpired in April 1865?
The characters and events featured in the film were exhaustively researched by our entire team. Screenwriter James Solomon and historical researcher Melissa Jacobson pored over hundreds of books, courtroom transcripts, and other primary documents to ensure that the film was as accurate as possible. Jacobson even created a historical “bible” that was distributed to the entire team during pre-production.
In addition, our consulting historians provided pages of notes that were integrated into the script and were on hand for any questions that may have arisen during the shoot. The American Film Company is committed to producing historically-accurate films and we intend to commit this level of research for all of our films.
Gregg Watkins Jr. asked…
What was the hardest thing to film throughout the movie?
While you can’t tell from the finished product, the kidnapping flashback scene was one of the most difficult days of shooting in Savannah. We trudged our cast and crew out to the forest in the pouring rain and were instantly covered in mud. One of our “stakebed” trucks got stuck in knee-deep mud for several hours. Add to that some very jittery horses and actors not used to riding and it made for an awfully long day.
Not all moviemaking is glamorous, trust us!