What some people may not know about Sean Astin ("The Goonies", "Rudy", "Lord of the Rings Trilogy") is that he majored with honors in History at UCLA. Sean is very passionate about history, yet he had never heard of the Sultana disaster.
Just recently, after learning about this little-known event that happened just after the end of the Civil War, he was excited to hear about a documentary on the Sultana currently in the planning stages as well as a Kickstarter campaign designed to raise financing for completion of the video.

Sean said, "The new, and final, Kickstarter launch date is April 16th. Trust me, the news is big and worth waiting for. Thank you all for your patience, and please check back regularly for general updates. See you on April 16th!"