1663 Media Arts, LLC – An Independent Production Company, we develop historical dramas based on actual events and thought-provoking creative projects that inspire and bring people together through the arts.
Risa Leigh Clarke – Producer / Writer / Director – Founder of 1663Media Arts, LLC.
A writer at heart and big picture visionary she optioned the rights to develop the children’s book, Elijah and George, A Revolutionary Tale as a Family-Friendly Feature Film. Or what she describes as “Huckleberry Finn meets The Patriot!” .
A self-professed Freedom Fighter, Risa Leigh is descendent of American Revolutionary soldiers and early settlers of Rhode Island. Dr. John Clarke, her “uncle” was a founder of Newport and Author of the RI Royal Charter of 1663. The historical drama “A Lively Experiment, the Story of Dr. John Clarke, America’s Forgotten Patriot” is in development.
Inspired by her daughter Florentina, a savant artist with special needs, Risa Leigh released her first of a series of illustrated children’s books, “MyKids Unite©Celebrate Friendships For All! Don’t Be a Bafoodle!” The series is part of the MyKids Unite© Franchise and Rockin’ MyKids animated music videos.
It is with unwavering passion, conviction of truth, heart centered confidence and old fashion stubbornness I will use my voice even when I am shaking or collapsed in anguish and tears. I will not yield to silence, I matter. And so do you. ~ Risa Leigh Clarke
Taylor Lyons-Williamson – Producer / Director
An LA based actor, director and producer, Taylor brings a unique perspective in telling compelling stories from both in front of and behind the camera.
Taylor has worked on productions for SYFY Channel and FOX; her most recent projects have allowed her the privilege to work with great cinematographers including the legendary Dean Cundey and Oscar nominated actress, Dyan Cannon.
A North Carolina native, she spent many years in musical theatre. With a degree in Acting, Taylor studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK. Home to alumni such as Daniel Day Lewis, Sir Patrick Stewart, Olivia Coleman, Gene Wilder and Jeremy Irons.
Taylor has had the great pleasure of working as name characters in several feature films – working with wonderful actors like Corbin Bernson, Chelsey Crisp and Karen Abercrombie.