#SavingLincoln launches Motion Poster on Election Day – new Abraham Lincoln Movie Trailer

“Saving Lincoln,” a new independent film about Abraham Lincoln that employs unique visuals and transmedia storytelling, provides a sneak peak with the launch of its motion poster on Election Day 2012.

Based on a true story and filmed entirely on a green screen stage, “Saving Lincoln” explores Lincoln’s fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief from the perspective of his closest friend and bodyguard, US Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. The colorful Lamon was a Southerner who saved the 16th President from multiple assassination attempts, beginning shortly after he was elected in 1860.

To tell such a wide-ranging story on an indie budget, director Salvador Litvak created virtual sets and locations out of actual Civil War era photographs, using a process he calls CineCollage. “The vintage photos are not just backgrounds in ‘Saving Lincoln,’” says Litvak. “They are 3D environments that inform Lamon’s tale as much as house it.”

The film has gained tens of thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter through the course of its production and visual effects post-production. Audiences have engaged with Marshal Lamon’s trove of stories about Lincoln on Twitter.com/SavingLincoln, as well as the filmmakers’ abundant historical and photographic research, which they are sharing on Facebook.com/SavingLincoln.

“Saving Lincoln” will launch a crowd funding campaign this December as part of its distribution plan to release the film in early 2013, coinciding with Lincoln’s birthday. To find out more visit SavingLincoln.com and Facebook.com/SavingLincoln. To read Marshal Lamon’s stories, visit Twitter.com/SavingLincoln or SavingLincoln.com/diaries.html.

“Saving Lincoln” stars Tom Amandes (Everwood), Lea Coco (J. Edgar), Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Josh Stamberg (J. Edgar), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (The Royal Tenenbaums) and Creed Bratton (The Office).

To view the Motion Poster on November 6th 2012 visit Facebook.com/SavingLincoln and SavingLincoln.com.

Obama Proclaims a Nearly 'Godless' Thanksgiving

While no one expects the eloquence of Abraham Lincoln to issue from Barack Obama's lips, the President's Proclamation of Thanksgiving 2014 lacks …

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation

Abraham Lincoln long had been lobbied by a magazine editor who thought a national holiday of thanksgiving might heal the nation's wounds. In 1863 …

Study Details Presidents' Paths From Power to Dusty Corner of Cultural Memory

They also remember those who navigated historic events, like the ending of slavery (Abraham Lincoln) and World War II (Franklin D. Roosevelt).

On Pilgrims, Lincoln and 30 days of gratitude

In October of 1863 after a pivotal Union Army victory, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the fourth Thursday of November should be set aside …

Stuff that turkey and give thanks

It wasn't until President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 setting the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving that it became a …

'MufflerMan' Kejriwal creates Twitter buzz

One such poster, based on a promotional picture of the Hollywood movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has been retweeted thousands of times.

Oscar Isaac gets villainous in new 'X-Men,' more movie news

The actor just wrapped a role in the new "Star Wars" movie. … Keith Clarke; the director is Timur Bekmambetov, of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

On Thanksgiving, read Lincoln's eloquent proclamation

On Oct. 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to the American people, calling them to a day of Thanksgiving to be observed annually the …

Many reasons exist to count our blessings

While Abraham Lincoln wasn't the first or the last president to issue a holiday declaration that designated a particular day in November as one during …

She made Thanksgiving dream a reality

Born on a farm near the village of Newport, New Hampshire, on Oct. 24, … One man did, for her perseverance won her the ear of Abraham Lincoln.