Actor | Writer | Producer
Director on the documentary, Jefferson Moore: "Even before the dust up with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL had the entire country choosing sides, there existed the accomplishment of this single young lady, a true patriot, that only a handful of Americans knew about; our film gives people a fresh take on the song that unites us all, regardless of which side of the aisle (or stadium) that you occupy."
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‘NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL’
What started as a desire to honor America's brave led to a remarkable cross-country journey that would change one woman's life forever, as she sought to become the first person in history to perform The National Anthem in all 50 United States.
That's the basis for the new documentary, 'National Anthem Girl', produced by Kelly's Filmworks Studios, an independent film company known primarily for bringing inspirational narratives to the big screen. 'Anthem Girl' marks the studio's first documentary project.
Narrated by Janine Stange herself, the documentary follows the self-financed two-year journey that saw her going from a frustrated singer, living in L.A. with visions of stardom, to a dedicated one-woman show on a state-by-state mission to spread American pride and to display gratitude for the brave men and women the Anthem represents. (Her endeavor would eventually culminate on September 14, 2014, the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner, at Fort McHenry, site of Francis Scott Key's historical composition.)
The documentary takes the audience on a cross-country travelogue of sorts, with Stange supplying anecdotes of a pilgrimage that saw her performing the National Anthem in high-profile boxing rings, major league baseball stadiums, hockey rinks, NASCAR events, NFL gridirons, and also less colorful venues such as donkey basketball tournaments, car show tents, and even 'The Center of the Universe' in an Idaho mining town.
The story that unfolds is an account of Stange's unique challenges and the unforgettable Americans she meets along the way, all told through the eyes of a woman who would come to find her own heart above the fruited plains.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of this film will be donated to one of several organizations whose sole purpose is to support US military personnel, past and present.
About Jefferson Moore
- National Anthem Girl (documentary) – 2019 – producer, writer, director
- Jefferson Moore is an actor and writer, known for The Perfect Stranger (2005), Clancy (2009) and Pieces of Easter(2013).
- In 2001, he founded Kelly’s Filmworks Ltd. (named for his wife and co-founder, Kelly) and proceeded to write, produce, direct and edit his own projects.
- Kelly’s Filmworks also handles its own distribution.
- Jefferson has served as editor on several of his films, under the pseudonym Pate Walters.
- For a full Jefferson Moore interview … click here