Category Archives: Colony Bay/Courage New Hampshire

November 1, 2014

Riley on Harvest History, Colonial Culture (Audio)

James Patrick Riley, creator and producer of Courage NH, called in more local history from Colonial times. Riley painted a picture of 1800’s New England with the aid of a letter from NH’s Samuel Lane, a general, shoemaker and deacon. Lane’s detailed journal revealed much about the deeply religious culture of our forefathers.

Audio linked here at original source.

October 22, 2014

Riley on History of Gun Rights, Gun Control (Audio)

Riley told us about his most popular Tweet. It read “Nothing more Un-American than disarming Americans.”

James Patrick Riley of Courage, NH educated us on the explosive history of guns in America.

Well, it was more about gun production, gun powder factories and supplies. It seems that in colonial times, it was very patriotic to undertake in such endeavors.

Think you know what ignited the American Revolution? Can you say gun control? Fading history that today’s gun-grabbing Democrats and Progressive Republicans are still keenly aware of, apparently.

Listen here at original source.

October 20, 2014

Life of Riley – Teaser

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

Riley on History of Indian Savagery, Christian Virtues (Audio)

In a day and age when the politically correct crowd is calling for the banning of NFL football team names, we dared to air a segment about Native American history. James Patrick Riley of Courage, NH gave us the grisly details on the savage culture of many of America’s Indian tribes during Colonial times.

Play the audio file here.

Original source.

February 28, 2014

Event: Nick Searcy Courage Invitational 3.15.2014

“Courage, New Hampshire” is a television drama that tells the story of America, giving viewers inspiration and challenges. The show is put together by a small group of filmmakers, writers, actors and editors who are passionate about sharing this story.

Spend an afternoon at Brookside golfing with International Film and Television Star, Nick Searcy, and the cast of the locally produced historical drama, “Courage, New Hampshire”!

This event will take place on March 15th from 11:00 AM and continue until 8:00 PM, so even if you don’t golf, there are plenty of activities to partake in. Teams can play for their business or organization to receive a hole sponsorship with special perks. Followed by the golfing will be a cocktail reception and BBQ awards dinner and the night will end with live music from Saucy Jack and dancing. There are different options for tickets, you can purchase tickets for the Tournament and Awards Dinner, or just for the Awards Dinner. All tickets are tax-deductible and the proceeds go towards future production of “Courage, New Hampshire”. Come out for this eventful day of celebrating community and hang out with some pretty phenomenal TV stars and great local businesses.

“Courage, New Hampshire” is a television drama that tells the story of America, giving viewers inspiration and challenges. The show is put together by a small group of filmmakers, writers, actors and editors who are passionate about sharing this story.

Saturday March 15th, 11:00 AM. Tickets range in price starting at $75.00. For more information visit

Nick Searcy Courage Invitational 3.15.2014

December 14, 2013

A message from John Adams delivered by the cast of Courage, New Hampshire

Three years ago Colony Bay embarked on the impossible journey of producing an independent television series that would tell the story of a small frontier township and its struggle through one of the most dramatic periods in human history – the American Revolution.

Colony Bay website.

April 6, 2013

INSP Presents – Courage, New Hampshire – A Four-Hour Original Mini-Series Event Extended Trailer

Tyranny tried to tear them apart! The bonds of family, the power of faith, and the hope of freedom held them together! The pathway to liberty begins with COURAGE!

The message of Courage Township is simple…Leave us alone!

Tyranny tried to tear them apart! The bonds of family, the power of faith, and the hope of freedom held them together!

The pathway to liberty begins with COURAGE!

Courage, New Hampshire – Four-hour Original Miniseries Event

Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 starting at 7p ET!

For more about Courage, New Hampshire, visit here.

March 20, 2013

Four-part Miniseries, COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE to Air Exclusively on INSP

“INSP is the perfect network for Jim’s production. Our viewers are fiercely loyal and deeply committed to our country and to the traditional family. COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE embraces these same values. The series was written using stories painstakingly derived from historical documents and personal letters. The dedication and attention to detail by Jim, his cast and crew have resulted in one of the highest quality productions on this topic I’ve ever seen.”

INSP has executed an exclusive agreement with Colony Bay Productions to air a four-episode miniseries entitled “COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE.” The announcement was made today by Doug Butts, SVP of Programming for INSP in conjunction with James Riley, President of Colony Bay and creator of the series.

“We are very excited to make this announcement,” said Butts. “Original scripted dramas are going to play a significant role in INSP’s future programming strategy. COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE is an outstanding edition to our already strong programming line-up. With the overwhelming success of period shows like Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, North & South, etc., audiences will find COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE equally compelling. The series tells the story of pre-revolutionary war America that is both entertaining and historically accurate. And, it fits perfectly with the INSP brand.”

COURAGE, NEW HAMPSHIRE is a dramatic series set in a small rural town on the western border of New Hampshire in the late 1700s. The production is the result of a passionate vision. The series’ director and executive producer, James Riley, is no stranger to the era. His Southern California farm, property belonging to his family for generations, is the site of weekly Revolutionary War reenactments.


Complete text linked here.

December 15, 2012

KVCR 30-second promo – Courage, New Hampshire

Coming this Christmas to PBS. A 4-night mini-series event. The Road to Revolution starts December 18th only on KVCR. Produced by

December 4, 2012

Website of the Week: Colony Bay Productions

Colony Bay Productions is dedicated to telling the adventurous, heroic and exceptional story of America in a way that both challenges and inspires the audience.

Colony Bay Entertainment and “Courage, New Hampshire”

Americans need their story!

The bald truth of the matter is that we don’t get enough of it. A handful of major feature films have been made about the American Revolution and very very few about the formative years from Jamestown to Bunker Hill. America, even today, is still very much about those five generations who braved the New World in the fearful decades between Roanoke and Lexington.

They were a sturdy lot of men and women who dreamed of a city built on a hill. Their struggle to create that city and to sustain a republic dedicated to the rare notion of individual freedom and “unalienable rights” has outlived them, but there’s a side of their story we don’t often study: what made them strong enough to fight?

Courage, New Hampshire is the chronicle of a shire town on the western border of New Hampshire. In those days, the inn keeper was often the justice of the peace as well, and neighborly disputes were moderated at the local public house or tavern. Starting with the winter of 1770, we will be telling the seasonal story of the great events of the era, as seen from a country town distant from the colonial capitals. Each new season of this decade, will take the audience on the road to revolution, along with the citizens of “Courage.”

You can help us tell that story by joining the colony.

…Because one or two movies every twenty years isn’t enough! We want a dramatic series — something you can watch every week.

Let’s get started!

Colony Bay Productions.