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Secession Path (2008)

Short | 36 min | Short, War

Synopsis: During the American Civil War, Confederate Captain David Hornblower suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, forcing him to confront his role in the war. Charged with behavior unbecoming an officer, Hornblower is given one ...See moreSynopsis: During the American Civil War, Confederate Captain David Hornblower suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, forcing him to confront his role in the war. Charged with behavior unbecoming an officer, Hornblower is given one final chance to redeem himself. A mission takes him to the CSS Neuse ironclad gunboat and deep into the swamps of the North Carolina wilderness. There, Hornblower finds himself and more... Spanning several years, four states, and four reenactments, there are several epic moments to Secession Path, even though it cost less than $2k to make. Technical improvements were made to the film in 2009. The accompanying documentary, Guerrilla Film the Making of Secession Path, chronicles the no-budget journey that independent filmmakers John Hartman and Zee Zarbock took on their first larger-scale joint project. Finally released to the public in 2010, they hope the film conveys that, when forced to be creative, a micro budget may produce macro results. See less
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2008 (United States)

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John Hartman
David Hornblower David Hornblower   See fewer
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Johnny Morehouse
Lt. Col. Scott Lt. Col. Scott   See fewer
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Mitch Butts
Union Deserter Union Deserter   See fewer
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Worth Mason
CSS Neuse Captain CSS Neuse Captain   See fewer
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Kevin Holmes
Union Corporal Union Corporal   See fewer
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Alan Stapleford
CSS Neuse Shipbuilder CSS Neuse Shipbuilder   See fewer
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Will Jarman
CSS Neuse Guard CSS Neuse Guard   See fewer
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Ted Sampley
Jeremiah Jeremiah   See fewer
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Brent Brown
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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MaTeo von Sutphin
Torched Soldier Torched Soldier   See fewer
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Lane Sampley
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Tyler Anderson
Union Skirmish Soldier Union Skirmish Soldier   See fewer
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Creston Simmons
Artillery Captain Artillery Captain   See fewer
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Mike Parker
Fiddle Player Fiddle Player   See fewer
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Kimberlee Raper
Yankee Spy Yankee Spy   See fewer
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Dana Raper
Southern Belle #1 Southern Belle #1   See fewer
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Laura Poppe
Southern Belle #2 Southern Belle #2   See fewer
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Katie Nichols
Southern Belle #3 Southern Belle #3   See fewer
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Donny Taylor
Infantry Colonel Infantry Colonel   See fewer
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Tim Kirk
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Ron Angleberger
Executed Soldier Executed Soldier   See fewer
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Patti Williams
Lady on Train Lady on Train   See fewer
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Robert Bowland
Man on Train Man on Train   See fewer
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Charles Bradley
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Lin Bull
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Matthew Carter
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Bobby Cavenaugh
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Rick George
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Andy Glenn
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Steven Goldman
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Glenn Green
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Gary Hines
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Jake Janett
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Dan Jarman
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Ed Karcher
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Nevis Leary
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Edwin Little
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Tracy Manning
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Jonathan Marquet
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Kyle McGrogan
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Charles McMann
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Kevin Mesmer
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Patrick Morton
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David Naples
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Mike Nickles
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James Page Jr.
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Christopher Page
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Lindsay Redell
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Rodney Rhodes
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Kendall Smith
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Kevin Smith
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Hunter Swain
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James Tennyson
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Christy Tew
Civilian Civilian   See fewer
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Ashley Walker
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Frank Winslow
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Dean Wrightson
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