COLDWATER The Movie
Writer/Director: Vincent Grashaw & Mark Penney
Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his mother’s consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate’s spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad’s arrival, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the already eroding reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong.
Kids for Cash: 3,000 kids. One judge. A scandal that rocked the nation.
A MUST-see movie for anyone who has a kid, was a kid, or loves a kid!
KIDS FOR CASH is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, KIDS FOR CASH exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line…until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process – a stunning emotional roller coaster.
Over the GW
Writer/Producer: Nick Gaglia
“…the rehab drama is here to stay.”
-The New York Times-
Based on actual events in the life of the filmmaker, writer/director Nick Gaglia’s Over the GW tells the story of a cult-like, drug-rehabilitation center that abuses, brainwashes, and imprisons vulnerable teens.
GW premiered at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival, where it was the first “under-the-radar” narrative feature in the festival’s 13-year history to get a distribution deal after its first screening. Over the GW went on to win critical praise through its nationwide, limited theatrical run
Writer/Producer: Nick Gaglia
Inspired by the book Help at Any Cost by Maia Szalavitz, Aaron Bacon is based on the true story of a troubled, 16-year old boy who dies as a result of physical abuse and starvation in a tough-love, wilderness, drug-treatment facility.
In 2009, the film made its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival where Danny Boyle (Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire) chaired the international jury.
KIDNAPPED For Christ
Director/Producer: Kate S. Logan | Writer/Producer: Yada Zamora | Producer: Paul A. Levin | Executive Producer: Lance Bass | Executive Producer:Mike C. Manning | Executive Producer: Tom DeSanto
Kidnapped For Christ tells the shocking stories of American teenagers who were taken from their homes and shipped to Escuela Caribe, an American-run Christian behavior modification program in the Dominican Republic. When a young evangelical filmmaker is granted unprecedented access to film behind the gates of this controversial school, she discovers shocking secrets and young students that change her life.
FIX MY KID Straight Inc, and the Rise of the Troubled Teen Industry
Executive Producer: Kelly Matthews | Directors: Chris Oroza & Andrew Penczner
It is our hope that this film will not only promote healing among survivors, but will be used as a tool to educate both parents and professionals about the truth of this industry, as well as to encourage people to speak out and help put a stop to the needless abuse and torture children are experiencing every day in this country and around the world.
Director/Writer: Monty Lapica
Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew’s life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew’s descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction. Andrew’s mother, helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down and corrupt psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the program something inside him is re-awakened. He must somehow get free to save what’s left of his life, but to do that, he knows he must first face his own demons head-on.
Director: Christian Duguay | Writers: Agatha Dominik, John Cox
A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it’s really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.
Ticket to Heaven
Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Writers: Anne Cameron, Josh Freed (novel)
David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David’s chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless shadow of his former self…and his ultimate salvation when friends and family launch a plan to kidnap and deprogram him.
– Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Director: Sean Durkin | Writer: Sean Durkin
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Director: Stanley Nelson | Writers: Marcia Smith (story), Marcia Smith (teleplay)
Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
Where The Spirit Lives 1989 Full Movie
Director: Bruce Pittman
Amelia, a young First Nations girl captured and confined to the residential school system of the 1930s. The system was an attempt to have aboriginal youth to assimilate into the majority European-Canadian culture. Amelia resists assimilation and plans her escape.
The Children of Aurora
Director/Writer Adam Forgash
A retrospective of institutionalized child abuse at a drug rehabilitation center using bizarre methods and a questionable treatment methodology. This film can be a cathartic experience for all Aurora survivors, many of whom have never been able to translate these unorthodox experiences in a tangible way to others. But most importantly, this film will serve as a warning to future generations: be proactive with your children and remain involved in their lives, and use caution when deciding who cares for them when they need help. Leaving adolescents for years in the care of untrained, ex-drug addicts is not the answer. Kids need guidance and structure – not humiliation and abandonment.
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