WHAT: Relentless, a dramatic film inspired by true events, will be viewed at the Capitol by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania State Senate, officials from the Capitol, Governor Wolf’s office, and other officials from the Mayor’s office in Harrisburg, Pa just days prior to its release in the USA and Canada.
WHEN: January 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
WHERE: The Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
About the Event
The award-winning full-length feature film Relentless will be shown at a private screening at the Capitol on January 29, 2018. This by-invitation-only event will consist of a press conference, screening, and informative Q & A session conducted by Writer and Director, Lance Tracy, and David Castro, who plays the leading male role, along with Dawn Adams of Abolish Slavery.
Holly Drew (Lauren Shaw) owns “Drew’s Brews,” a coffee roaster on the Oregon coast. Since childhood, she has traveled with her father to the farm of their Salvadorian coffee suppliers they’re like family. Holly’s daughter Ally (16) takes a pre-college course, spending the summer on the farm studying ways they can become more financially and environmentally efficient.
One night, Ally is violently kidnapped from the farm. Holly immediately travels to San Salvador and with the help of an “unconventional” local, Fern (David Castro), she unearths a dark human trafficking ring, linking Central American victims to a U.S. market. While they race across Central America and Mexico via “The Train of Death,” they struggle to get Holly’s daughter back before she vanishes forever. Inspired by true events.
About Lance Tracy
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.
About David Castro
Los Angeles-based David Castro has been acting since the early 1980s and has appeared in over 100 film and television projects and 35 stage productions. He is an American actor of German, Irish and El Salvadorean descent.
David is proud to have participated in Relentless, as El Salvador is his mother’s homeland where much of Relentless was filmed. He plays the leading role of Fern, the unconventional bad guy/hero.
David is currently preparing to reprise his role as Fern in Special Interest Agent. David has also been named as the Director for the upcoming feature film 116 MacDougal, filming in early 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.
“I greatly look forward to visiting Harrisburg to attend this private screening, days before it is released nationwide. Many thanks to my Publicist, Lynda Schneider and Senator Camera Bartolotta and her office for arranging what will be a memorable cinematic event about human trafficking in today’s world,” says David Castro.
About Abolish Slavery Coalition
Abolish Slavery is a human rights agency that engages in the 3 Ps: Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution. They have formed multiple task forces to prevent human trafficking, to protect victims of human trafficking, and prosecute the criminals, so these survivors can safely transition out of slavery and live a free life. Over 95% of the funds raised are used to help and rescue survivors as most of the organization's employees are volunteers.