The Hidden Rebellion Phase II

The editing/production phase is critical to expose the truth behind the French Revolution. Help reveal the true price the Vendeans paid for religious liberty.
Daniel Rabourdin
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The Hidden Rebellion - Phase II

So much has happened since you last supported our effort to reveal the untold story behind the French Revolution. Thanks to your financial generosity, we raised over $21,000 in America and €15,000 in France for the equipment, actors, filming and so many other costs associated with beginning a production of such magnitude. We are humbled and grateful for all of the contributors to our first, successful campaign. 

Check out the trailer!

For the second phase, I have taken out over $18,000.00 from my personal life savings to put toward the editing and continued production of the incredible footage we accumulated on location in France. It is my hope that through another crowd-funding campaign, we can continue to work toward the total amount of $150,000.

Believe it or not, this phase of the campaign will put us well over halfway there! Phase II money is critical for:

  • The frame-by-frame editing of dozens and dozens of hours of footage from France.
  • Additional production costs such as audio enhancement and sound effects.
  • Composition, recording and final editing of the musical score.
  • The technical incorporation of graphics such as any maps, subtitles or images.

There is so much that goes into editing, but what it really needs is heart!

What Goes Into Editing?

When the craft of editing a production is done well, the audience will barely notice. However, it takes more time and energy than filming. The editing is what allows the audience to be drawn into a story through the transition of imagery and sound over the course of the program. There is so much creative “magic” that simply cannot be faked.

With lighting and sound components, a video sequence with actors can take one week to edit into a sequence of three minutes. This comes after all the transcription, time-stamping and frame-mapping that must take place to ensure a quality production. French sound bites must be translated with the addition of voice-overs. A professionally composed and recorded narration typically requires a team of two editors and two assistant editors and weeks and weeks of work.

Interviews must also be prepared weeks ahead of recording with multiple conversations and readings before they are segmented and interspersed with the live action scenes.

In the end, it will all be worth it. Because there is no other medium in the world that can offer a narrative as compelling as one which combines motion picture and sound--especially if our goal is to reach all audiences throughout the world.

How Far Can This Docudrama Go?

During this phase, we are really asking our friends and supporters to help us raise awareness for this project. This docudrama will bring alive the importance of religious liberty in a way that seems concrete to the world. After all, who doesn't know the French Revolution? But yet, so few know the plight of the Vendeans. If we can produce a compelling, professional work that highlights one of the most horrific, hidden genocides in history, then could we not take it to Hollywood? We think we can, but we need your help:

  • Help us raise $30,000 for the editing and production of this docudrama.
  • Entice your friends and neighbors to join you in supporting our cause.
  • Spread the word and educate the masses so history does not repeat.

The Impact

We are creating a world-class docudrama that will capture audiences and shine a light on a secret that so many ruthless dictators have wanted to hide over the years.

  • Please share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and everywhere!
  • Make a contribution. It really does make a huge difference--especially if you were generous enough to support our first campaign.
  • Consider our perks as gifts for others!

Visit the Official Site

Go to to see more greats stills from filming.

Cool Twist on Perks

We are so thankful to all those who contributed to our first campaign and have some brand new perks to offer to our financial supporters. If you see a perk that wasn't available on the last campaign and contributed to our Phase I campaign, we will credit that donation amount toward a Phase II perk. That means, if you contributed $25 last time, you can get the new, embroidered cap with a $25 contribution this time around! If you donated $100, then it will only cost $150 this time around for a title credit. This is our unconventional way of saying thank you for your past generosity and faith in our project.

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This campaign ended on May 2, 2014
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  • $10USD

    The movement still needs as many friends as possible. Insurgents receive a Vendée prayer card that includes a canticle of St. Louis de Montfort as a modest, but sincere acknowledgement honoring the patron of our effort.

    12 out of 99 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $25USD
    Chasseur de Loup/Wolf Hunter

    This time around, Wolf Hunters receive their choice of the unpublished recipe from Daniel rabourdin's upcoming book or a commemorative t-shirt signifying a contribution to the film plus the prayer card.

    13 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $50USD
    Grand Ami

    Great friends of the effort will receive a commemorative embroidered cap with The Hidden Rebellion logo. (Adjustable, black). This contribution level also includes the above perks.

    4 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $65USD

    Patrons receive an advance copy of the DVD before it hits retail shelves (subject to DVD production schedule). This contribution level also includes the above perks.

    16 out of 99 claimed
  • $100USD

    Sponsors receive an autographed copy of Daniel Rabourdin's Theology of the Table DVD. This contribution level also includes the above perks.

    20 out of 99 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $250USD
    Title Credit

    As a very special thank you, your name will be included in the credits of this historic production. This contribution level also includes the above perks.

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $500USD
    Vendean Composer

    The Vendeans sang at night amidst secret processions, where they could savor beautiful melodies set to canticles of Our Lady. To maximize the production's impact on the audience, a professional score must be composed, recorded and edited. Your contribution at this level offers a separate title credit and the above perks.

    2 out of 12 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Daniel's Dinner Guest

    Enjoy a private dinner for two in Atlanta, Birmingham or Los Angeles with Daniel Rabourdin as your personal chef. The 5-course meal includes dessert and wine. Prepared with your culinary preferences in mind, the Theology of the Table host will also have your ear as he completes his forthcoming cookbook.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $1,350USD
    Vendean Attache

    Participate in a live 30-minute webinar with Daniel Rabourdin as he goes through the editing process with contributors at this level and above. In addition to the previous perks, you'll also experience the magic of the editing experience and meet those who are intimately involved in this historic production.

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  • $1,750USD
    Vendean Diplomat

    Key segments in this docudrama will need translation from French to English, German to English and more. Your donation at this level helps fund this key component. This contribution level also includes the above perks.

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  • $2,500USD
    Vendean Ambassador

    As with any reputable documentary, a strong voice-over is critical to engaging the audience and directing attention toward specific ideas along the narrative. Your donation at this level helps fund the recording, overlaying and editing of the narration. You (of course) receive the above perks and separate title credit.

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  • $4,000USD
    Traveling Producer

    Enjoy a six-day tour in Vendée with Daniel Rabourdin in the Spring of 2015 and co-host the French premiere. Meet the actors, volunteers, partners and friends, and enjoy a weekend re-enactment. Watch the spectacle of world renowned theme park of Puys du Fou. Enjoy wine tasting in a Chateau of the Loire River and spend five days in an amazing Bed and Breakfast all decorated in the style of the Vendean era. Flight not included. Traveling producers also receive the above perks.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $5,000USD

    It's not too late to be an integral part of this production. Producers receive a stand-alone title credit, autographed DVD, poster, commemorative t-shirt, and a chance to participate in exclusive behind-the-scenes conference calls with the director during the production and editing phase. This perk also includes the private dinner!

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  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producer

    Executive Producers receive a stand-alone title credit, autographed DVD, poster, commemorative t-shirt, and a chance to participate in exclusive behind-the-scenes conference calls with the director during the production and editing phase. They will also receive 2 tickets (along with domestic airfare) to the premiere viewing party with cast and crew. (Final location TBD, but New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are the likely locations). This perk also includes the private dinner with Daniel!

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