September 23, 2015 (London & New York) – Knox Robinson announced today the creation of Knox Robinson Films. Its first project “In Search of Doc Holliday” is a documentary that examines the life of John Henry “Doc” Holliday, one of the most famous yet lesser-known figures of the American Wild West. Knox Robinson Films and the trailer for the documentary debuted at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association fall conference in Washington, D.C. this past weekend.
“We made our first endeavors into documentary filmmaking back in 2012,” says Dana Celeste Robinson, the managing director of Knox Robinson Publishing and the acting head of Knox Robinson Films. “We considered them both worthy of the time and money spent and with Victoria’s growing success and the public’s fascination with John Henry Holliday, we believe there is a large audience with an interest in this particular story.”
Earlier this year, KRP novelist Victoria Wilcox won the Georgia Author of the Year award for Inheritance, the first book in the series on Doc Holliday entitled “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday”.
“In 1993, the movie ‘Tombstone’ catapulted Doc Holliday into the role of the tragic, romantic, handsome Byronic figure,” Robinson says. “Dangerous yet terminally ill, who was this man who historically had so little involvement in the dispute between the Earps and the men who died at the OK Corral yet found himself thrust into the spotlight? And why is he still a figure of mystery and intrigue when his near-contemporaries: Jesse James, Billie the Kid, Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp have had their lives examined, their histories well-documented? This documentary will seek to answer these questions.”
Victoria Wilcox is considered a leading scholar on John Henry Holliday, although her books are fictitious novels, she has meticulously researched Holliday’s history and has an academic background. She is the founder of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House in Valdosta, Georgia, the childhood home of John Henry Holliday. She has also given talks about Holliday throughout the United States and made appearances on various academic panels on the history of the American Wild West.
With a script penned by Wilcox and appearances from such notables as Dr. Gary Roberts and other scholars of the period, the documentary will focus on the little-known facts of John Henry’s life such as his kinship with the author of Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell.
Knox Robinson Films will be working in association with Doogah Productions out of Atlanta, Georgia headed by Nelson Hagood, a veteran of the design and film industry in Atlanta who has worked on such shows as The Walking Dead, Necessary Roughness, Satisfaction and the movies The Blind Side and Wanderlust.