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A PABLO LORRAIN Movie: This movie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of her as she fights to establish her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well.
Frances was the Military Project Manager and Military Advisor on the feature film JACKIE (2016), starring Natalie Portman. She recognized that the best way to bring authenticity to the film JACKIE was to utilize the actual military assets that performed the funeral services for President Kennedy. All exterior scenes with military servicemen, horses, caisson, and military gear were assets from the Military District of Washington, most notably the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).
She initiated the request for the support of The Old Guard and the Military District of Washington to recreate a Presidential State funeral with joint military personnel. A production agreement was negotiated with the U.S. Army, the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the military assets were secured along with necessary permits.
After exhaustive research referencing original photographs and news footage, she worked closely with the Costume Department, Production Design team, 1st ADs, and Producers to ensure the placement, look and feel precisely matched that of the “The Old Guard” at JFK’s funeral.
This ensured accuracy, substantial savings to the production, and the opportunity for our servicemen to portray and represent all branches of the military with dignity and respect.
Frances also worked closely with extras casting to facilitate hiring opportunities for many of our Military Veterans and their family members.
Actual Footage/Stills from JFK funeral service on the LEFT ** Recreated scenes are on the RIGHT**
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