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400th.org – Leyden Preservation Group

“No national holiday is more unifying or has done more to birth a distinctive national identity than Thanksgiving Day. Regardless of sectarian differences or political creed, Americans gather to feast as families, to celebrate around the Thanksgiving table.” As such, each year The Leyden Preservation Group hosts a live event that aims to remember, celebrate, and esteem the Legacy of the first American Thanksgiving, by honoring the institution of family. In 2021 America celebrated its 400th Thanksgiving. This marked a significant milestone, spawning a one of a kind prayer celebration hosted by the Leyden Preservation group, which unified intercessors, pastors, ministry leaders, politicians, community leaders and their organizations across the country.

The challenge was to create, produce and stream a community event that could host a series of high profile speakers, both on-location and remotely, to experience a live in-auditorium and online event. Collaborating with Loretta Busch (director of special projects at Times Square Church, NYC), Mount Harvest produced a 3-hour program simulcasted via YouTube and Facebook live across the world – where participants and viewers had an immersive celebratory experience. Mount Harvest led the charge with all visual production which included: motion graphics, motion bumpers and design, pre-recorded / pre-edited media, technical directing, filming, live-streaming, post-production services, distribution and website support.

The event was a success from coast to coast, as audiences from around the world were able to enjoy, in real time, the live prayer event.


Leyden Preservation Group


Thanksgiving 2021 “Around your table” Film
2021 Thanksgiving’s “A Grateful Nation Gathering” Live Event


Motion Graphics, Script, Live Action Film Production, Live Event Production Planning & Filming, Editing


thanksgiving film
creative director|director: xavier garcia
producer: jerome perera
motion graphics: jonathan garcia
editor: xavier garcia

live event production
director: xavier garcia
producer: jerome perera
stage manager: loretta busch
technical director: jonathan garcia
operators: dan rosario, nelson reis, eric galvez
light design: robert young
audio engineer: joe klein
character generator & video editor: mount harvest
it director consultant: philipp laederach

“ . . . the Lord’s free people joined themselves (by a covenant of the Lord) into a church estate, in the fellowship of the gospel, to walk in all His ways made known or to be made known unto them, according to their best endeavors, whatsoever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them.”

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