My name is Ruby Lee Thigpen Whitehurst and I am the Producer and Writer- Screenwriter of an amazing film titled Two Nations, which portrays the origin of my North Carolina family. My ethnic origin includes the Machapunga and Tuscarora tribes of North Carolina. Two Nations is directed by Mark Ridley, Writer, Producer and Director of "Stolen Breath," and Two Nations stars many amazing actors with a special appearance by legendary singer, Milton Bullock of the Platters.
This film is unique for many reasons:
*Two Nations features never before seen scenes.
*It is the first film to show the positive relationship between Native Americans, African Slaves, and White Settlers during colonial times.
*It is the first film to star and co-star authentic Native American, African, and Black American actors wherein they are cast in lead roles.
*It is the first film based on a family legend regarding my community which is located in Jamesville, Martin County, North Carolina.
*It is the first film with a large diverse cast of actors i.e. Native American, Black American, Taino/Puerto Rican, African American, White American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Mexican American, Lebanese, Native Canadians, Senior Citizens, and Veterans.
*It is the first film that shows the courtship and marriage between a Native American man and a runaway slave.
*It is the first film that shows a Native American Chief that accepts people of various tribes and races into his village.
*It is the first film that shows the participation of Native Americans in the Underground Railroad.
*It is the first film that shows White Settlers escaping indentured servitude and going to live with Native Americans.
*It is the first film that shows Africans resisting and attacking a slave ship.
*It is the first film that showcases North Carolina, Eastern Woodland People.
*It is the first film that shows Native Americans tracking and trying to return runaways slaves to slaveholders.
*It is the first film that shows Native Americans, Africans, and White Settlers living in harmony.
*It is the first film that shows Native Americans still living on their natural homeland, while still practicing original customs and traditions even into the 21st century.
U5 Films turns legends into epic feature films such as Two Nations.
Ruby Lee Thigpen Whitehurst,
Author/Producer/Screenwriter/Casting Director/Script Advisor/Fundraiser.
Two Nations is inspired by Loves Soft Voice, a story based on family legend by Ruby Lee Thigpen Whitehurst.
The book started as a 3 page short story, over 25 years ago as a college assignment.
The great storytellers in my family often shared amazing stories especially my maternal grandmother, Virginia Caroline Boston and her siblings, my great aunts and uncles. They grew up during a time when families shared family time together. Often, they gathered around a nice warm fire and listened as the Old Ones shared legends and ghost stories, on cold, dark, winter nights.
Photo: standing left to right, uncle Fred, aunt Mattie, uncle Ralph, aunt Virgie, uncle Lenon.
Bottom: left, grandma Virginia Caroline, right, uncle Herley. Those two were bedridden.
Chilling Adventures At Camp Flowing Water.
When a group of teenage friends attend summer camp at Flowing Water, they experience the unexpected paranormal adventure of a lifetime.
Ghost stories by eyewitness accounts according to folks born and raised in the backwoods of Ruby's ancestral community. Seeing is believing?
Two Nations mission is creating employment for folks in our communities that will increase their skills such as people skills, multi tasking, following instructions, creativity, team work, acting skills, making props, public relations, priority skills, meeting deadlines, plus Two Nations will create cultural awareness and shed light on the positive relationships between Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, African captives, and White settlers. Two Nations will also open doors and hopefully encourage people to research their roots and family history. And lastly, since Two Nations has a diverse cast it will help the audience, cast, and crew learn, appreciate, and respect the customs and traditions of others.
Our grassroots production is seeking your support. Please, like, comment, visit our page, share, and donate at the info provided at the end of this post. Thank you!
Coming from the heart of author, producer, and screenwriter, Ruby Lee Thigpen-Whitehurst, is the "Official Concept Trailer" for her grassroots feature film production, "Two Nations," Directed by Mark E. Ridley.
Two Nations is more than a love story. Filled with action, spirituality, ancestral guidance, 'magic,' tragedy, and love, it reveals many untold truths about our nations history between enslaved Africans and Native Americans.
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The independent grasssroots feature film, Two Nations, by Ruby Lee Thigpen-Whitehurst will feature the legendary Milton Bullock of The Platters.
By David Red Arrow Tscherny.
Music by Mac Lopez.
Filmed, October 28, 2017.
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