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CREDITS

Written and Directed by: Paul Bonesteel

 

Produced by: Robin Turner

 

Executive Producers: Steven Anderson, James G. Lewis & Matthew Gellert

 

Additional Writing by: James G. Lewis

 

Director of Photography: Evan Schafer

 

Edited by: Paul Bonesteel and Evan Schafer

 

Associate Producer: Alexis Tomrell

 

Production Manager: Emily Bukoski

 

Narrator: Brad Davidorf

 

Music by: Fred Story

 

Research by: James G. Lewis & Alexis Tomrell

 

Additional Photo Research: Eben Lehman

 

Camera Operator/AC: Bryan Fowler

 

Gaffer: Chris Durfee

 

Sound: David Schmidt

 

Wardrobe:

Alexis Tomrell

Amanda Albee

Deborah Austin

 

Makeup: Zack Russell

 

Assistant Editor: Wesley Cordell

 

Production assistants:

Will Davis

Scotlan Sturrock

 

Interviews:

James G. Lewis

Char Miller

Carlyle Franklin

Chuck Leavell

Ron Rash

Rob Neufeld

Bill Alexander

Ellen Rickman

 

Historical Consultants:

Bill Alexander

Steven Anderson

Matthew Booker

James G. Lewis

Scott Moranda

Char Miller

Carlton Murrey

Kathryn Newfont

 

Production Consultants:

Steve Dunsky

Ann Dunsky

Shannon Vickery

Diane Anderson

Stephanie Rae Anderson

Dianne Timblin

Halle Amick

Rob Braunfield

Jennifer Perry

 

Special Thanks:

Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association

United States Forest Service

Asheville Community Theatre

Biltmore Estate

Pisgah Stables

 

CAST

 

Kevin Ude as Carl Schenck

Peter Van Rijssen as George W. Vanderbilt

Jeffrey Alexander as Gifford Pinchot

Neill Clark as Older Carl Schenck

Wayne Wheeler as Frederick Law Olmsted

 

BFS Students:

Ethan Henry

Evan Friedman

Jerry Dean

John Cantley

Kevin Moxley

Russell Bryan

Stephen Wheeler

Spencer Williams

Seth Loeb

 

Foresters:

James Hall

Chad Zemp

 

Homesteader:

Jane Hardwick

Bert Hardwick

 

Festival Attendee:

Robert D. Bannister

 

Modern-day Cradle Students:

Dalton Charlson

Jessica Charlson

Lexie Charlson

Ava Hamilton

Selah Hamilton

Emmalynne Eshleman

Isaac Sol Eshleman

Jacob Kai Eshleman

Sean Clausen

Casey Clausen

 

Biltmore Forest School Songs

 

“Down Under the Hill”

Words and music by Douglas Sayre Rodman, BFS Class of 1902-1903

 

“Schenckses Foresteers”

Written by unknown BFS Student, sung to the tune of “John Brown’s Body” by William Steffe

 

 

Archival Materials provided by   

 

FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY, DURHAM, NC

 

BILTMORE ESTATE ARCHIVES

 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS RESEARCH CENTER AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERISTY LIBRARIES

 

D.H. RAMSEY LIBRARY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION, PACK MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY, ASHEVILLE, NC

 

WEST VIRGINIA AND REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

 

SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION

 

HUNTER LIBRARY, WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LEHIGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

 

ANDREW GENNETT AND THE GENNETT LUMBER COMPANY

 

NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES

 

US FOREST SERVICE, GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

 

Based in part on the book

Cradle of Forestry in America: The Biltmore Forest School, 1898–1913 by Carl Alwin Schenck

Published by The Forest History Society