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Phillip Dye,  a published writer an film historian working extensively on classic Hollywood with a focus on the silent era.  LOST CLEOPATRA has been supported by  leading film historians, who have all contributed numerous stills, information and technical advice  to this project in hopes of it reaching fruition.

Trench Art Productions was founded by Phillip Dye to make documentary films and to reconstruct lost movies such as Cleopatra. Dye is a writer, researcher, filmmaker, photographer and performer. A partial list of his credits may be seen at the International Movie DataBase at


Publications include as a contributing writer on The Hollywood Archive (Angel City Press, 2000), and as a photographer in publications such as Tucson Living Magazine.  He has served as a performer or worked behind the camera in a number of films and television shows, including The Naked Monster (Heidelberg Films, 2007) in the role of the monster (wearing a rubber suit).


As a 'Living Historian', also known as a 'Historical Re-enactor', he has worked on a variety of film and video productions, Tolkien's Road (2014, also associate producer), Party Like the Queen of France (2012), Hitler And The Occult (2009), Gettysburg: The Speech That Saved America (2008), Dear Home: Letters from World War I(2008) and episodes of Tales of the Gun: Guns of Valor and Mail Call for the History Channel, Bones, Without a Trace and other shows. He is available for writing and research, costume consultation, performance, background work and other aspects of making history 'come alive' for film productions, public events and educational purposes.


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