WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY
Oliver Hazard Perry and the battle of lake erie
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.