The Confession of John Wilkes Booth

Streaming December 10, 2021 on Amazon Prime Video

Go back in history and learn fascinating facts about John Wilkes Booth that may surprise you. The Confession of John Wilkes Booth is a cinematic presentation of a staged theatrical event, starring John Ramaine as Booth. The film will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services beginning December 10, 2021.

The main character is John Wilkes Booth as a young man in the prime of his life and as an old broken-down man ready to kill himself. The other characters are apparitions in Booth’s mind; the loves of his life, family members, and political figures. They all come with a point of view of events and an opinion of John Wilkes Booth.

It takes place thirty-eight years after Booth’s alleged death. On the last day of his life, Booth weaves a fascinating account of a government conspiracy to cover up the truth on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.   This particular narrative has never been fully examined and the film delves into the possibility that the urban legend of Booth’s survival is true. 

“The story has been a long time coming. I have been sitting on this tale for over twenty years. And though it has gone through numerous permutations, this final result has proven to be the most satisfying at this point. This kind of incentive needs to be nurtured and supported,” John Ramaine.

“The film raises importance to particular events that may prove controversial. As in any retelling of history, art leads the way. The production has received the blessing of the surviving Booth relatives so I felt motivated to complete the project.  When you write a piece like this, the voice in your head dictates how a line is to be said in a certain way,” stated Ramaine.

Lead characters include:

  • John Ramaine as John Wilkes Booth
  • Chelsea LeSage as Lucy Hale, John Wilkes Booth lover.
  • Josh Koehn as Dr. May
  • Catherine Geldert as Louisa Payne
  • Pangia Macri as Mary Todd Lincoln

Production:

  • Chelsea LeSage and Dan Guindon are with Golden Grand Piano that put the production together, shot the film, and edited it. 
  • John Ramaine provided logistical expertise, the content, and his creative interpretation of the subject and character.
  • Josh Koehn of Stag and Lion Productions is the executive producer who provided the space and costumes. 
  • Karen Ammond is an Associate Producer and Publicist.
  • The musical score was composed by the talented Brandon Maahs.

“To be able to tell a historic and factual story that has information that the general population has not heard before is thrilling. As an actor, sinking your teeth into any new role is a gift but when you know that your character actually lived the story you’re about to tell, makes it much more special. And then from a director’s perspective, to be able to bring these people back to life utilizing the talents of this cast and crew has been a blessing,” Chelsea LeSage.

About Golden Grand Piano

In May of 2020, Chelsea LeSage and Dan Guindon partnered to create Golden Grand Piano, a production company determined to help indie producers, writers and actors realize their creative dreams in the film industry. With their combined thirty-three years of production experience, Chelsea and Dan insert their knowledge and talent into projects like The Confession of John Wilkes Booth among many others.

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