AN ACTION THRILLER WRITTEN BY JANET CRAIG GROSSMAN BASED ON TRUE STORIES OF THE SURVIVORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING.
This action thriller is filled with surprises. A quiet neighborhood, rocked by the abduction of teen foster girls Rachel and Lexi, rallies together to rescue the teens. Lust, greed, secrets and shame, rumble beneath the pristine surface of this California suburb. But all are not who they seem. When David, a young trafficker turns himself in to save the girls, he becomes an unlikely hero as he joins with police, SWAT and special forces on a daring rescue.
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Made up of writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, actors, and investors, these talented individuals are giving their time and talents to make this movie possible.
Janet has worked as: actress, director, producer and writer. Janet wrote the screenplay for The HOTLINE Movie based on true stories of trafficked victims in Ventura County, CA and around the world.
Over the last decade Janet has directed and produced a short film The Key and an audio project that is currently in post The Journey based on The Pilgrims Progress, by John Bunyan.
Janet saw The Sound of Music as a child and from then on she new she wanted to act and sing. A theatre major in college and a NCAA varsity tennis player, Janet chose a brief hiatus from acting to travel the world on the pro-tennis circuit. After a shoulder injury, she headed to Los Angeles to pursue acting. During her first year in LA, she landed a speaking part on the soap opera, Santa Barbara, became a member of SAG/AFTRA and has been an active member performing in films, television, and on stage ever since.
In the past year she acted in the films Butterfly Caught and The Spearhead Effect, (currently in post) and was just cast as a lead in the independent film Before. She also filmed a TV pilot The Monroes. She recently was the narrator for the documentary Not For Sale 2, directed by Robert Macarelli, on the horrors of sex trafficking. Janet is part of the Will Wallace Acting Company and also trains at The Groundlings.
For more information on Janet, visit www.janet-craig.com.
Doug and his wife Janet have been married for nearly 25 years and have four kids ranging from 20 to 5 years of age. They have been involved as foster and adoptive parents for seven years. Doug hails from Wisconsin where the family returns annually to enjoy their cabin in the north woods of the state.
In 1983, Deborah graduated from Scripps College, of the Claremont colleges, with a BA in Humanities and a BS in International Economics (from Claremont Mckenna). She has worked for Bank of America, EF Hutton, the La Jolla Chart House, main office, helped her husband, Karl, run a Marin, CA bakery/café for almost 20 years, and for the past 15 years has been running a private counseling ministry.
Deborah was also on the board of the San Francisco Hunter’s Pt. Youth Park for ten years. She facilitated the awarding Youth Park’s founder for the local Channel 4, “For Those Who Care Awards”, whereby the founder was able to meet President Ronald Reagan in 1988 and the Park was given national recognition for its inner city children’s programs.
In 2005, Deanna produced the Key-Art Award nominated Internet campaign for Universal’s “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” During that time, Deanna also produced numerous shorts, commercials and infomercials. The following year, Ms. Shapiro partially funded and produced “Succubus: Hell-Bent,” a feature film, starring Gary Busey, David Keith, Lorenzo Lamas and Kelly Hu.
In 2008, she teamed up with Kim Bass for the gritty, psychological thriller, “Junkyard Dog,” starring Vivica A. Fox, Brad Douriff, John Kapelos and Innis Casey. Junkyard Dog headlined the 2010 Women’s International Film & Arts Festival in Miami which was followed by a successful, international home entertainment release.
Ms. Shapiro’s next production was Bass Entertainment Pictures’ “Kill Speed,“a high-octane, youth oriented action film that stars actors, Robert Patrick, Tom Arnold, Shawnee Smith, Andrew Keegan, Brandon Quinn and Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys). Kill Speed set a precedence in filmmaking as the first feature production to have a major portion of principal photography shot and directed in mid-air from a “flying” video village while the lead actors performed their scenes while actually flying in specially outfitted, experimental aircraft.
In 2013, Deanna produced “Bad Behavior,“ a thriller starring Linda Hamilton, Ted McGinley and Hallee Hirsh, followed by the off-beat, indie drama, “A Better Place” which won the Best Independent Film Award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2015.
In 2016, Ms. Shapiro produced, “Day of Days,“ a Kim Bass-written & directed, Best Actor and Actress Award-winning drama, starring Hollywood veteran actor, Tom Skerritt.
Ms. Shapiro most recently finished producing the Urban comedy, “HeadShop”, with an all-star cast of Nicole Ari-Parker, Deon Cole, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Evan Ross, Tony Plana, Roger Cross and Reno Wilson. HeadShop is scheduled for a 2018 theatrical release.
His aim is to have people see both his work and his life – that they are both excellent and set apart, and to give glory and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ. His hope for this film is that “The people who sat in darkness will see a great light. And for those who live in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.”(Mt 4:16)
That those trapped and bound in sex slavery, and those contributing to their enslavement would both see a great light in the darkness, and that many would be saved, figuratively and literally, through the movie Hotline.
Her parents partially attribute Abby’s gift to the fact that genetically there is a line of great musicians…the most famous being her great grandfather, Gabe Ward, one of the original Hoosier Hotshots. Another reason for Abby’s gift, her parents speculate, is because she was born blind. She was diagnosed with 2 visual conditions, Delayed visual maturation, and congenital nystagmus. She gained her sight, although it is way less than perfect,
around 9 months old.
Abby is a self taught pianist and guitarist, and wrote her first song at 11 years old. Abby has recently turned 16 and has already had opportunities on film/television with her first original songs, written and produced in 2014. Her most recent endeavor landed her on opportunity on the Taylor Guitars artist stage at NAMM 2017, where she played her most recently released original, “Juliet.”
Currently, Abby had two songs chosen to be on a new Netflix Original Series, “The Greenhouse Academy” airing in the Fall of 2017. Her most highly touted song, “There’s Something Beautiful “, with 74,000 Spotify plays, was co-written with Caitlin Crosby, CEO and founder of “The Giving Keys”. She felt honored to write this song with someone who has had such an amazing and positive impact on our society.
Mike began shooting photography professionally in 1974, and began directing and producing video and multimedia presentations in 1982. For 12 years, he was President of Mike Yuen & Associates, producing advertising and Communications for a variety of corporations and nonprofit organizations, until he joined the staff of his favorite client, Joni and Friends in 1999 as Director of Creative Media. As the organization grew over time, Mike and his department narrowed its scope of work to television/video production and photography. In addition to directing the department, Mike was Producer for the documentary format, Telly Award winning Joni and Friends TV series.
He has traveled extensively as a photo/video journalist on over 30 international trips to 17 different developing countries, and on countless trips across the U.S.
Mike recently retired from Joni and Friends and remains actively involved in independent creative projects, including film production, photo journalism and fine art photography.
From 2009 to 2016, she worked as a Creative Director for Joni and Friends, which is a nonprofit that serves families affected by disabilities around the world. While employed there, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has been using her developed skills to to work as a freelance designer for a variety of clients. Currently she works as a Graphic Designer for LinkedIn.
You can view her online portfolio at beckysehenuk.com.
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