History and the study of it are two entirely different entities. While the first is the absolute truth of what once was, the latter is a culmination of the researcher’s bias and the ability to dig deep enough to prove their thesis.
On June 26, 2011, a new media company, Colony Bay Productions, debuted their inaugural foray into the field of historical research and portrayal. The premiere occurred without much national fanfare as I only today learned of this new venture while reading through various entries on Michael Aubrecht’s. BLOG or Die!
I find myself in agreement with Colony Bay Productions when they say, “Americans need their story!” For far too long revisionists have written their profane slants upon our nation’s history and it is past due time for those with the courage to stand up and fight back with well researched films and media.
As stated by The Hollywood Reporter (cited in Aubrecht’s article), the two founders of COlony Bay Productions are James Patrick Riley and Jonathan Wilson. Both of them met while forming the Pasadena chapter for the Tea Party.
According to Colony Bay’s attractive website, “Colony Bay Productions is dedicated to telling the adventurous, heroic and exceptional story of America in a way that both challenges and inspires the audience. We’re a small group of professional filmmakers, writers, actors and editors who love the independent way of bringing the story to the public…”
While much room abounds for an authentic representation of the beginnings of our nation, there will certainly be a biased approach to Colony Bay Productions. But, as stated earlier, it is quite impossible to completely remove bias from one’s research and portrayal of far removed events. The reversal of modern historical opinions however may hinge on the success of companies such as this. Add to that the fact that many of us are looking for leadership and inspiration, Colony Bay Productions may have well indeed found an appropriate market.
Colony Bay’s Introduction to: “The Trevail of Sarah Pine”