A Lively Experiment” is based on the life of Baptist Minister and Physician Dr. John Clarke and his journey to overcome religious persecution, loss of personal freedoms, mounting sacrifices and risk of treason to secure the Rhode Island Royal Charter of 1663 from King Charles II which granted far-reaching Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties to the colony of Rhode Island, thereby changing world history.

John’s story resonates with those who wish to exercise their birthright to personal freedoms without fear of persecution.


“The whole basis of Dr. Clarke’s Charter and land purchases was “equality”! Even more astounding, he achieved through peaceful measures.”

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We are currently raising funds to complete development and some preproduction tasks for the Historical Drama “A Lively Experiment, The Story of Dr. John Clarke, America’s Forgotten Patriot.” Donations will cover costs for the Screenwriters, Development, Building Movie Audience, Publicity and completing the Biographical Book on the Life of Dr. John Clarke. For full details and to learn more on how you can support our film, click here or visit our GoFundMe page linked below!

Meet John Clarke

Heretic. Rebel. Patriot.

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