On July 2, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, General George Meade, commanding the Union Army, convened his Corps commanders to discuss if they should withdraw from the battlefield, or await Lee's attack. (Gettysburg The Boys in Blue and Gray)
Directed by Robert Child, this excerpt from the forthcoming film 11/11 illustrates the futility of the fighting by General Arthur Currie and the Canadian Corps. More than any other battle, Passchendaele has come to symbolise the horrific nature of the great battles of the First World War. In terms of the dead, the Germans lost approximately 260,000 men, while the British Empire forces lost about 300,000, including approximately 36,500 Australians, 3,596 New Zealanders and some 16,000 Canadians from 1915 to 1917. 90,000 British and Dominion bodies were never identified, and 42,000 never recovered. Aerial photography showed 1,000,000 shell holes in 1 square mile.
Written and directed by Rob Child, this commercial for a new line of break-resistant glassware for Waterford Crystal is based on the Italian tradition of glass breaking at wedding receptions.
Written and directed by Robert Child, this humorous take on the annual ball drop in Times Square puts Waterford Crystal's World Series baseball in the spotlight. www.robchild****
In the shadow of the Cemetery Hill Gatehouse at Gettysburg a Union soldier reflects in song on the events of July 1, 1863 in the Civil War standard written that same year by Walter Kittredge, Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground. The touching and plaintive words, so perfectly matched to the music, were favorites of both soldiers and civilians at the time. No program of war songs was complete without a quartet rendition of the song. Every local reunion and meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic and all its national conventions featured the song, which might appropriately be termed one of the most affecting of the Civil War period. Singer – Charlie Zahm, Director – Rob Child
Ever wanted to know how to load a Civil War rife? Or did you know it takes four men to load a Civil War Cannon? See how it’s all done in this video produced by Rob Child. For more info visit www.robchild****
Excerpt and final scene from Gettysburg The Boys in Blue and Gray. Years after the battle of Gettysburg commander of the 20th Maine, Joshua Chamberlain, received a letter from a soldier in the 15th Alabama Regiment. This soldier had the Colonel clearly in his sights and twice did not take the shot. This letter had a great impact on Chamberlain and he told this story often. Official film site *******www.robchild****/boysinblueandgray/
Excerpt from Gettysburg The Boys in Blue and Gray. Older brother Harry tries to convince his younger brother to stay out of the fighting at Gettysburg on the last day of the battle. Official film site *******www.robchild****/boysinblueandgray/
Excerpt from Gettysburg The Boys in Blue and Gray. Union Lt. Frank Haskell describes his feelings and the desolation after the first day of fighting at Gettysburg. Official film site *******www.robchild****/boysinblueandgray/
Based on the book Silent Warrior this preview of the forthcoming documentary of the same name profiles legendary glider pilot J. Curtis Goldman. "Goldie's" exploits during WWII are still being talked about today. Produced by Rob Child & Associates, LLC
This is the opening sequence of Lincoln and Lee, directed by Rob Child, not used in the final film. The scene depicts young civilian Mary Bedinger Mitchell engulfed by the unending stream of wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Antietam-1862.
Rob Child, in the spring of 1997, was the Technical Director for the launch of the Food Network series Emeril Live! which taped in NYC. Rob stayed with series for five seasons and was very fortunate to sample Emeril's culinary creations many times.
Director/Technical Director Rob Child discusses working behind the scenes as a technical director when ABC network first launched Who Wants to Be A Millionaire with Regis Philbin in 2000. At the time the program was the number one show in primetime.
At the Battle of Gettysburg Gen. Gordon's brigade smashed into the Union XI Corps on July 1, 1863. There, he aided Gen. Francis Barlow. This incident led to a story (depicted here) about the two meeting later in Washington. Directed by Rob Child
Narrated by Ron Maxwell, director of the films Gettysburg and Gods & Generals, and written and directed by Robert Child, Lincoln and Lee at Antietam brings to life America's bloodiest day and a battle that changed the course of the Civil War.
Directed by Robert Child. The trailer for the award winning 2003 film, Gettysburg Three Days of Destiny. Available now on DVD worldwide