The North Star
Status: Post Production
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: Thomas K Phillips
Cast: Jeremiah Trotter, Clifton Powell, John Diehl, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield
The North Star is based on the true story of Benjamin “Big Ben” Jones and Moses Hopkins, two slaves who escape from a Virginia plantation in the late 1840s and make their way north to Buckingham, Pennsylvania where they receive help from Quakers. Their journey exposes them to danger and cruelty, but also highlights the unexpected kindness of the people involved in the Underground Railroad. Upon reaching the relative safety of Mt. Gilead Church on Buckingham Mountain, Ben and Moses get to experience life as free men and cross paths with historical figures such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Joshua and Jonathan Fell, but also face an uncertain and dangerous future. This epic tale is beautifully filmed on location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where the actual historical events took place.