WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY

THE STORY

 Oliver Hazard Perry and the battle of lake erie

​Film Projects

The foundation of all great film projects is the story. The true story of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812 - a war that forged America’s spirit and gave her one of its greatest naval heroes - is one of love, duty and sacrifice that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.  It is a story that is ideal for motion pictures.

With great detail, We Have Met The Enemy will delve into the life of 27-year-old Oliver Hazard Perry: how the love and prayers of his wife Elizabeth sustained him;  how he overcame incredible challenges to construct a US fleet in the wilderness and led his men to victory against the British in a battle that would change the course of America and influence the fate of four nations. After receiving the British surrender, Perry famously wrote to General William Henry Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

The story of Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie is also a major cultural asset – an international treasure – it is a dramatic series of people and events in history that deserve to be re-introduced and shared with 21st century audiences. The Perry Transmedia Project is the means of developing this cultural and historical asset.