An American mother (Lauren Shaw) searches for her daughter who was taken by human traffickers in war-torn El Salvador, one of the most dangerous countries in the world. With the help of an “unconventional” local (David Castro), she unearths a well-established human trafficking ring that links back to the U.S. The trail takes her through Central America and Mexico via “The Train of Death”. Inspired by true events.
Relentless will premiere for the first time to a SRO audience at the Hollywood Theater. Director Lance Tracy, together with the stars of Relentless, David Castro and Lauren Shaw, with supporting actor, Martin Chavez will all be in attendance for this East Coast Premiere. The event will consist of a red carpet, press conference, screening, and Q & A followed by a reception. Red Carpet Hosts will be Veronica Buccilli of RabbleVID and Heather Habura, host of Take 5 on WPXI, along with Master of Ceremonies, Frank Murgia, who has over 25 years in the entertainment business. David Castro, lead male actor in Relentless is a veteran actor of over 100 films.
About Lance Tracy
“Our goal is to take the audience on an international thrill ride while including them in our fight to end human trafficking," says HUMAN founder & "Relentless" director Lance Tracy. "The project benefits The Abolish Slavery Coalition, raising awareness for their cause as they help rescue and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking even while filming the movie."
Seattle-Native, LA-Based Lance Tracy is a veteran commercial and documentary writer/director. “Relentless” is his first narrative feature.
Often working with NBC/Universal and CBS Interactive, Tracy has helped to brand the Sochi and London Olympics as well as the CBS streaming service,"CBS All Access". He got his start working 5 years as an in-house dramatic films director, making short films such as “The Cross” & “The Prodigal Daughter”. With distribution in 155 countries and 15 languages, he was sensitized to an international audience while earning 12 writing and directing awards. He has directed projects in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cambodia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico City, Belize, Honduras, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the U.S.
In 2004 he started HUMAN to produce a feature documentary deemed by Sundance as “an accomplished film”. His company then produced humanitarian documentaries all over Mexico & Central America.
About Abolish Slavery Coalition
Abolish Slavery is a human rights agency that forms task forces to protect victims of human trafficking, prevent the crime from happening, and work to prosecute the criminals, so these victims can have a safe transition out of slavery and into a joyous life. Over 95% of the funds raised are used to help and rescue survivors as most of the organization's employees are volunteers.
WHAT: East Coast Premiere of Relentless (relentlessmovie.com)
WHEN: September 13, 2017 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Hollywood Theater
1449 Potomac Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
SPONSORS: Sponsored by Alihan’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Blue Diamond Vodka, M Burnett Company, Pittsburgh Global Connection, Vincent Restauri Law, Smile Dental, Jared Foust, Star Limousine.