On June 5th, 1944, in Ste. Marie du Mont, Normandy, five-year-old Danielle Patrix fell asleep to the familiar sounds of German jackboots marching on her cobblestone street. When she woke up, she heard an unfamiliar rumbling. American tanks, arriving from Utah Beach, rolled past her front door announcing liberation from Germany. Soldiers stopped at her door and gave her gifts of gum, chocolate, and candy. On that day, June 6th, 1944, they also gave Danielle and Ste. Marie du Mont freedom.
The Girl Who Wore Freedom tells the story of D-Day and it’s legacy told by those who lived it and those who continue to honor its lasting impact through celebrations of remembrance and gratitude.
When Christian Taylor followed her son, Sgt. Hunter Taylor of the US Army 101st Airborne Division to annual D-Day ceremonies in Normandy, France she felt as if she landed in the middle of the most patriotic, flag-waving, Main Street America, Fourth of July parade. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people — mostly French and many dressed as civilians or GIs from the 1940s — filled the streets. They crowded around modern-day American soldiers and WWII veterans who had been part of the D-Day liberation of Normandy. When a French woman
expressed gratitude for Sgt. Taylor’s service and asked for a photograph, his proud mother asked “What and why is this happening?”
Luckily, Christian had asked, Danielle
The Girl Who Wore Freedom reminds Americans and the world of how America is perceived when she is at her best. When she values people over politics; seeks to right wrongs of injustice; and sacrifices, when necessary, so others might be free. The film is a timely reminder to do as the French say, “Never forget.” Never forget what we can be when we are true to our values.
Our story begins in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. We follow soldiers from the 101st Airborne as they join other units from the United States Army in Normandy, France to participate in the 74th annual D-Day commemorations. We watch the young soldiers from Ft. Campbell as they are visibly moved meeting with Normans, like Dany Patrix Boucherie, who survived the German occupation and experienced the freedom of the Allied
ACT I – Occupation
ACT II – Anticipation, Landing & Liberation
ACT III – Reflection & Remembrance
Style & Format
This docu-drama will implement re-enactments to complement the heroic stories of the survivors and veterans of the occupation and the time leading up to the invasion and liberation of Normandy.
The visuals of the interviews will consist of dramatic backdrops, as in the interviews in HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” museum locations, homes and on-location scenes consisting of beaches, battle locations
To bring honor and respect to this story, the best production equipment will be used. Our team will document the imagery utilizing:
- 3 Camera and Audio Teams
- 3 Sony 4K CineAlta Cinema Cameras
- Aerial Drone Footage
- Carl Zeiss Cinema Lenses
- GoPro or Action Cameras for parachute jumps
- Professional Audio Equipment
- Original Music Scoring
- Dramatic Color Grading and Correction.
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