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After being fortunate to hone my communication skills under great mentors as a branding creative, I am now devoted to using filmmaking and storytelling to address human challenges and offer healing perspectives and teachings. My catalog includes features, television pilots, 12 transformational short film scripts, a play, original music, and two books. My film projects focus on terminal illness, racism, human trafficking, the importance of handwashing, homelessness, opioid addiction, stereotyping, consumerism, unexploded ordnance in Laos, climate change, PTSD, universal free health care, divorce, teen suicide, bereavement and the International Day of Peace.
I’m currently in pre-production on my next film, The Principle, which tackles cyber-bullying and which I am also directing.
My first film about the Middle East conflict and the power of forgiveness, Admissions, won 26 International Awards and stars Academy Award® nominee, James Cromwell. The film has been translated into German, Italian, Hebrew, Farsi, Arabic, and Spanish and broadcast to 80 million homes worldwide. It is now part of the world-renown curriculum of The Stanford University Forgiveness Project. Admissions also helped launch PeaceNow.com where I am Co-Founder and where we are gathering one billion signatures to establish Peace Departments in governments worldwide.
To watch “Admissions”: https://pepstar.org/peace-entertainment-admissions/
Inspired by the success of Admissions, I launched with a great team, The Peace Entertainment Project, Inc. – PEPSTAR.org. We are a non-profit that supports filmmakers, artists, authors, educators, and peacebuilders who create films and content that uplift and inspire, contribute to the global culture of peace, and “promote the kind in humankind.”
We offer fiscal sponsorship that enables these important projects to raise tax-deductible donations while retaining 100 percent ownership of their work. We operate under the belief that one positive film that goes viral can impact more hearts and minds than a million classes on the same subject. Whether you are a creator or a supporter, we invite you to join us as we educate, elevate and entertain for the greater good.
My first two short film projects at PEPSTAR address cyberbullying and opioid abuse:
My first book features the teachings that transformed my life and which my films are based on:
To purchase or get a free sample – http://amzn.to/2nKZVDa
My second book is the companion piece and deeper dive into my first book:
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To learn more about my catalog and scripts, please contact my manager, Trish Reilly: email@example.com