The idea of making a film on the EDSA Revolution began when MA Trans Atlantic Studies student Sally Jo Bellosillo decided to make an audio visual presentation of the twentieth anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

Bellosillo presented her idea to Professor Scott Lucas and and filmmaker Michael Burns, Ph. D. at the University of Birmingham. They in turn helped her develop and pitch the story to Boston based filmmaker and executive Producer Greg Ansin, owner of Monkey Ray Productions.

Both Scott and Michael helped Sally put together a treatment of the film. At that time the working title of the Film was Two Widows and a General. The film hinged on the story of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution being told from the point of view of the First Lady Imelda Marcos, President Cory Aquino and President Fidel Ramos. All three were major players of the event with Ramos who was the Vice Chief of Staff of President Marcos representing the significant breakaway of the military.