America’s First: 2016 Election Video

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Historical Geekdom | No Comments

Back in November, we put together this short video for George Washington’s Mount Vernon, promoting tourism to the historic estate, and providing a healthy contrast to the upcoming election.  Having just finished shooting for A More Perfect Union, we were eager to profile the uncommon story of George Washington’s election.  Our video made quite a splash on Mount Vernon’s FB page, […]

Lincoln’s Last Days

Civil War Trust War Department – Lincoln’s Last Days from Civil War Trust on Vimeo. In this War Department episode, Civil War Trust Director of History and Education Garry Adelman travels the country to find artifacts and stories related to Abraham Lincoln’s last days. History as many of us think of it is a culmination […]

Filming Re-enactments: Get Your History Right

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in About Us, Historical Geekdom | One Comment

From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the battlefields of the Civil War, Vietnam and World War II, Wide Awake Films is constantly on the lookout for ways to enhance our creative work with historical accuracy, and believe us, that kind of initiative can take us in some pretty interesting directions! Thankfully, there is always a […]