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Union Bound

Based on the amazing true story of Joseph Hoover, a Union Soldier who was captured and then aided by slaves finds freedom. Sean Stone (son of Director Oliver Stone) plays the real life soldier, Joseph Hoover.  Hoover receives the help of freed slaves on his journey back to the Union in this story based on the real Joseph Hoover’s diaries.

Union Bound is the amazing true story of Joseph Hoover a Union Soldier who witnessed many incredible moments during the terrible carnage of the CIVIL WAR. He wrote two diaries which survive today. In 1864 he was captured at the battle of the Wilderness and was taken to the notorious camp “Andersonville”. After four months he was transferred to Florence, SC to a new camp. Together with a friend he escaped. They were aided by slaves and what is now known as the “underground railroad” to get to freedom. Joseph was later wounded in the war but survived. After the war he went back to his farm in upstate New York and worked as a cabinet maker. He went on to live to be 84.

Civil War Film “Union Bound” Brings Underground Railroad Diary to Theaters Nationwide on April 22, 2016

Based on the actual diaries of Joseph Hoover, an unlikely survivor of the Underground Railroad.

Uptone Pictures, Moving Box Entertainment, Red Thread Pictures and Weathervane Productions are pleased to announce that the provocative award-winning Civil War film, “Union Bound,” will hit theaters nationwide on April 22, 2016, coinciding with Black History Month. Distributed by Hannover House/Medallion Releasing/Universal, the film is based on the actual diaries of Joseph Hoover, an unlikely survivor of the Underground Railroad.

Sean Stone (son of famed director Oliver Stone) plays real life soldier Joseph Hoover, who receives the help of freed slaves on his journey back to the Union in this story based on his own diaries. Directed by Harvey Lowry, “Union Bound” co-stars Randy Wayne (“To Save a Life;” “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning”), Issac C. Singleton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”), Christian Fortune (“New Years Eve”) and Drew Seeley (“High School Musical”). Cactus Moser (Wynonna & the Big Noise) recorded the theme song and makes an appearance as a wounded soldier.

In 1864, Hoover was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness and was taken to the notorious Andersonville Prison Camp. After four months, he was transferred to a new camp in South Carolina, where he managed to escape. Aided by slaves and what is now known as the “underground railroad,” Hoover fought to get to freedom. Surviving the war, Hoover returned to his farm in upstate New York where he worked as a cabinet maker until his death at the age of 84.

A companion book (WND Books, ISBN: 9781944229252, Paperback, $16.95, 5.5 x 8.25, 272 pages) will be in stores on May 2, 2016.

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Watch the official film trailer: https://vimeo.com/135084409

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Producers:

Michael B. Davis

Kara Williamson

Director:

2nd Unit Director:

Harvey Lowry

Justin Gullett

Writers:

John Errington

Stars:

Sean Stone, Randy Wayne, Tank Jones, Christian Fortune, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Trish Cook and Drew Seeley