Corey Kealiher and Chris Rye, "For Liberty"

Corey Kealiher and Chris Rye, "For Liberty"

Premiere date: Jun 24, 2010

As the 2007-08 presidential campaign cycle offered up the usual slate of Washington insiders, Ron Paul, an obscure Congressman from Texas, brought an alternative voice that challenged the political establishment.

Advocating a philosophy of sound money, a non-interventionist foreign policy, strict constitutionalism and individual liberty, Dr. Paul inspired a unique grassroots movement unmatched in American history — the repercussions of which continue to reverberate today and into the future of the American psyche.

"For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty" follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

Biographies

Producers/Directors Chris Rye and Corey Kealiher met during the 2007-08 campaign cycle, both being heavily involved with presidential candidate Ron Paul's explosive grassroots driven campaign. Together they collaborated on many local grassroots projects that attempted to promote Dr. Paul and his message.

When the campaign had ended, Rye and Kealiher discussed the importance of this campaign in launching the freedom message into the mainstream consciousness, and had concluded that this barely perceptible hiccup in American politics was much too important to become nothing more then a memory for those who were involved. So they found themselves collaborating again. "For Liberty" is fashioned in a way that strives to encapsulate the highs and lows of the 2007-08 Ron Paul campaign and attempts to explore the evolution of today's growing freedom movement. EditLab Films was set up as the company under which "For Liberty" would be released.

 

Chris Rye | Editor/DOP/Producer/Director

Chris Rye, from Hancock, Wis., is a videographer/editor/film producer for his company Props Visual with 16 years of experience in the film production industry. He holds a degree in Marketing-Communications and has produced countless action-sports videos, and hundreds of TV shows for Fox's Fuel TV network.

 

Corey Keahiler | Asst. Editor/Producer/Director

Corey Kealiher, from Stevens Point, Wis., does most of his work in the human service industry helping people with various forms of disabilities and is a longtime student of documentary filmmaking.

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