Louis Remme's Ride

Remme's Ride is an unbelievable true story of determination, and of one man's refusal to ever give up.
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Bradley Green
Film
Seattle
United States
2 Team Members
Help us fund our new feature-length film, Remme's Ride.  

Remme's Ride is based on the incredible true story of Louis Remme, a French-Canadian who comes to America seeking his fortune.  He strikes it rich during the California gold rush selling cattle to hungry miners, but then suddenly loses everything on Black Friday, February 23rd, 1855.  Overnight, Louis goes from riches to rags, when his life savings disappear after California's banks go under. Louis owns a certificate of deposit proving he has money in an account, but no California bank will honor it.
 
However, without a telegraph connecting Sacramento to Portland, word of the bank panic hasn't spread, and must travel by steamship.  Only if Louis can beat the steamship to Portland and present his certificate of deposit to the branch bank there will he be able to regain his gold.

And so, in a race against time Louis rides as fast as he can for 6 days, sleeping only ten hours, to reach Portland and complete one of the most heroic races in history. Along the way he fords swollen rivers, plows through snowdrifts, and narrowly escapes an Indian attack.
 
This film has something for everyone: there's gunslinger action, a corrupt constable, a love interest, a powerful friendship between Louis and a Native American, and a stong focus on the horse as a faithful companion.   

Gold Rush, California was one of America's first melting pots, with Spanish, American, French, Chinese, and Native American cultures clashing together, sometimes violently, to create one of the most rich periods in our history. We want to honestly portray this period without the rose-colored glasses. Our protagonist is mixed-race, with both French and Indian ancestry, and so he will have a unique perspective on local conflicts, and the ability to bridge different cultures.  

Above everything else, Remme's Ride is a story of determination, and of one man's refusal to ever give up. 

Naturally, this period Western will require a lot of resources. We already have locations locked, a scheduie set, and a dedicated crew, but your donation will enable us to upgrade our camera gear, build sets and costumes, and make this movie look and feel as authentic as poosible.  

Help support the creation of this film with your donation.  Come join us on set, or take a horse ride with our executive producer!

Thank you for viewing this page and getting involved!  We appreciate your support at any level and promise to put your donation to the best, most efficient use possible.

 

*$5000+ Gain a "produced by" film credit and become a partner in our team!  Join us for Galas, and share in the film's financial success! Contact Foolsgoldproduction@gmail.com to learn about our special rewards program and what this might mean for you!

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