EP 157: Derek Purvis: The Ballad of Davy Crockett

Filmmaker Derek Purvis is the producer-director of the just released action pic “The Ballad of Davy Crockett.” In this episode, Purvis shares a little about the early inspiration that led him to a career in filmmaking along with a few stories that take listeners behind the scenes of his production. Filmed in Tennessee, “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” is an action-packed Western featuring William Moseley who is known for his portrayal of the fictional character Peter Pevensie in the “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy. Set in 1815, the film focuses on Crockett’s fictional adventures while fighting his way through the wild frontier to save his children from the clutches of an evil land baron (Colm Meaney of Hell on Wheels). “We wanted to explore the larger-than-life mythology that enshrouds the Crockett name and use his ardent opposition to Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act as a throughline for what turned out to be a beautiful action-adventure tale,” said Purvis.

Links to more:

More about David Crockett at Discovery Park

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (2024) – Official Trailer | VMI Worldwide

Discovery Park’s Upcoming Celebration of David Crockett’s Birthday, Aug. 17, 2024

‘Savage Lands,’ a movie about Davy Crockett, needed to be filmed in Tennessee | Column

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