The ARWLHC in Books, TV and Film
Assisting as military advisor and technical experts
The ARWLHC, Mongiello Associates, Presidential Culinary Museum, Presidential Service Center, The Hatcher Hughes Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Theater, CWSMMA, The Inn of the Patriots and Mongiello Holdings have consulted and worked on many successful books, television show sets, with the Writers Guild East and West, SAG, Kennedy Marshall for Lincoln and on movie and film sets. Often we bring reenactors to sets and act as the Military Advisor or Reenactor Director. Some minor highlights (a selected few) of our work have been:
2016 - 2017: Reproduction and historic exhibit built for the new movie, "JACKIE," starring Natalie Portman. FOX Searchlight Pictures bought the North America distribution rights for $10 million and invited us to appear on opening day in North America on FOX TV. See more about our JACKIE work here.
2014 - 2017: - The Ishmael Titus Project Bronze Plaque celebrated its May 20, 2015 Mec-Dec Day Grand Dedication with the May 20th Society, Charlotte Walk of Fame, ARWLHC in front of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture set into the sidewalk. Specified, itemized thread studies of Ishmael (and his coming brother Primus/Primes moving into the year 2020; PRIMES2020REVEALED) can be seen here and his previous dedication day event information here. This includes ABC TV footage.
The newest Osprey Men at Arms series book debuted in August of 2015, worldwide, from Cambridge, England featuring the ARWLHC painting of the black hero, Ishmael Titus and numerous quotes and entries about The Inn of the Patriots and ARWLHC assistance.
Jeff Trexler hired to paint the next several Hall of Heroes oil on canvas of the Catawba Nation, Captain Redhead, who assisted and helped America to be created during the Revolutionary War. Study the Catawba Indian heroes helping Americans to win the war here. In February of 2016 the painting was unveiled in front of almost 100 people from the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce as our veterans hosted a special dinner and Chamber After Hours Event.
April 23, 2016 - Joe Epley - A Passel of Hate - dinner for inn guests only at 6 pm ($34.95 pp++), regular speech and book signing at 7 pm with coffee/tea and dessert free
May 20, 2016 - Mecklenburg Declaration Day in Charlotte - Scott Syfert, Ken Lemon and Martin Cj Mongiello guest speakers at the dedication of the Ishmael Titus Plaque in front of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture complete with The Presidential Service Association & Presidential Culinary Museums medal awarded to Solomon Taylor. Refreshments after in the Harvey B. Gantt Center.
June 20, 2016 - Scott Syfert and his new book - "The First American Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775" - dinner for inn guests only at 6 pm ($34.95 pp++), regular speech and book signing at 7 pm with coffee/tea and dessert free
All held at The Inn of the Patriots Bed and Breakfast Hotel
PREVIOUSLY IN 2015
March 19 - Renee C. Lyons and her new book - "Foreign Born American Patriots" - dinner for inn guests only at 6 pm ($34.95 pp++), regular speech and book signing at 7 pm with coffee/tea and dessert free
2011 - 2014 - The ARWLHC is called upon to assist the film, Alone Yet Not Alone and provides over a dozen actors on set at Fort Loudon, TN. Director: Ray Bengston, Writers: George D. Escobar, James Richards, Stars: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Jenn Gotzon, Clay Walker, Ozzie Torres and Robert Pierce. See the full movie trailer here at the Alone Yet Not Alone website.
2013 (not a complete list for the year) - Cheyanne Stirewalt Girl Scouts Gold Star project completed with film made by her (click to watch what teens are doing today and be inspired) and showcased on the front page of The Shelby Shopper & info newspaper (issue #31, August 1, 2013). This project included technical assistance and teachings for filming of our actors and colleagues at the rededication plaque for NC state highway system marker PATRICK FERGUSON (NC Marker O-13) complete with prayer, words and Ferguson Rifle salute fired to, "the bulldog." The marker was originally noted by the ARWLHC as missing for over five years and placed on investigative discovery programs related to NC Marker O-22, NC Marker O-6, NC Marker O-59 and NC Marker O-5.
Kings Mountain graduating senior project completed by Ethan Anderson at Kings Mountain High School. Ethan originally was privately referred to us by the proud parents of Cheyanne Stirewalt. The ARWLHC worked with him for several months to complete his project on the region. See it here with the school children on Facebook.
Historic visit by the ISHAMEL TITUS's family to the ARWLHC Provisional HQ in Grover, NC by Solomon Titus Taylor and his brother (both ar USMC veterans). To examine the heroic efforts of the ARWLHC, Thomas Kelly Pauley, Mic Scoggins, Joe Epley, Martin CJ Mongiello, Stormy LeAnn Mongiello, Dan Woodruff, Mark Anthony, the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Colonel Hambright and Colonel Cleaveland Chapters in revealing Ishmael Titus please see the painting and work threads here.
2012 (not a complete list for the year) - Historic releases of first ever paintings and commissions of Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland and Private Ishmael Titus then leading to commission of Colonel Andrew Hampton with Thomas Kelly Pauley.
Rifle salute and rededication ceremony for the Colonel Graham, "Grahams Fort" NC Marker O-59 celebrated with crane putting in brand new marker on NC Route 226 and the NC DOT helping the ARWLHC and SAR. Prayers led by Reginald Alexander.
2011 - Historic release of first ever painting and drawing completed of Colonel Frederick Hambright and presently being showcased in the, "Gallery of King's Mountain Heroes," at The ARWLHC Provisional HQ in Grover, NC.
2010 - Prinicipal Military Advisor and Director (Martin CJ Mongiello) for the God, Guns and American Freedom TV show series on episode - Kings Mountain (show is seen above). Mathew Vincett is highly featured as the Charlestowne Artillery, Martin CJ Mongiello as Colonel Hambright and Tim Weiss as an Anglican Minister. Director and Producer Wayne Wilkinson of NewRMedia features first -ever reports of true events nationwide that have been missed and over-looked - he directly interviews redcoats and others.
2009/2010 - Producer and Director of Fabulous 4th of July Show battle, attack uphill and victory at Kings Mountain with cannons, spotlights, pyrotechnics, weapons safety and scripts by Martin and Stormy Mongiello for the City of Kings Mountain - a first ever produced event.
2004 - African American shows and historic portrayal of Robert Smalls is conducted in the Arabian Gulf onboard USS Detroit (AOE-4) with the United States Navy.
2000/2002 - Several CWSMMA members receive Official US Navy Letters of Commendation from Admiral Joseph J. Krol, Jr. (a two-star Admiral) for their efforts and work in Japan at the Kanrin Maru ships festival, Negishi Navy Birthday Balls, African-American Celebrations at FISC and shows performed at Negishi and the Admiral Arleigh Burke Officer's Club and Commodore Perry Festivals (complete with Chief of Staff, Captain Buchannan of later CSN Admiral's fame). These included PO Rick Harlow, CPO Billy Felder, PO Kerry Tiller, Lt. Thurmon, PO Dan Martin, PO Spence/Meeks/King/Boulon, PO Dave Clare, SN Montalbo and Commodore Donnie Camp (ETCS/SS, USN, Ret.) as well as many, many others.
2000 - Selected to represent and control the United States of America forces in pageants, seagoing vessels, shanty singing, parades and meetings held in the country of Japan. Featuring American sailors and Mathew Calbraith Perry, Franklin Buchanan and more - the pageant and strategic agreements on behalf of President Millard Filmore become the highlight to one million visitors. A first in history for both countries featuring Donnie Camp as Commodore Perry.
1996 - Terror of the CSS Alabama event - silver, antique Civil War watch awarded to President from Anthony and Helena D'Alessio of Lakeview Docks, Wildwood Crest, NJ, USA.
1995 - Awarded with contracts to the CWSMMA for representing America's Civil War Navy and Marines after a comprehensive review of nationwide units in the movie, "TAD." The ABC Family Channel selects Kris Kristofferson - as Abraham Lincoln, Jane Curtin - as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jean Louisa Kelly - as Julia Taft, Ed Gale - as General Tom Thumb, Kieran Mulroney - as Robert Lincoln (and also seen in Gettysburg by Turner Pictures), Bug Hall as little Tad Lincoln (The Little Rascals) and Muse Watson (seen recently in Austin Powers). Filmed aboard a full-sized paddle wheel steamer on the James River and at City Point, (Richmond) Virginia (which at times closed all mega-container traffic to the entire James River). Written by Ernest Kinoy (he also wrote ROOTS). Rob Thompson was a very, very intelligent, creative and masterful fellow - he directed the film. You may remember him from other shows and movies such as the TV show, "Monk." He also directed a number of other episodes and shows like Fame, Northern Exposure, the Wonder Years, Fantasy Island, L.A. Law, Greatest American Hero, Hill Street Blues, Dynasty and Magnum P.I. Additional coverage was also run in TV Guide and People magazine. The CWSMMA acted as complete consultant to the Director on all aspects of Civil War small boats in the water, weapons, uniforms and actions and can still be seen in this movie run occasionally on TV. Full sets, meals and payment were provided.
1993/1996 - Civil War Encampments held at The Gettysburg Wax Museum, The Frederick County Covered Bridge Preservation Society and oceanic transit in the Atlantic Ocean. Full scale battles held in Wildwood Crest, NJ with Captains D' Dalessio, Captain Dave Franchetta, Captain Chuckie Schumann and Captain Bill Henfey. For all items concerning the many mentioned CWSMMA events please see the official website with Andrew King, Executive Director and Marine of the Year Award Recipient.
See the latest film release supported from Alone Yet Not Alone.