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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2018/02/05 - In September of 2016, his narrative feature, Relentless, won both “Best Thriller” and “Best Director” at its Breckenridge Film Festival world premiere. Now, with distribution of Relentless imminent, they have named him Filmmaker of the Month.
About Lance Tracy
Seattle-Native, LA-Based Lance Tracy (lyndabschneider.com) is a veteran commercial and documentary writer/director. “Relentless” is his first narrative feature. It is being released nationwide and in Canada on February 6, 2018.
He started as an in house dramatic films director making short narrative films. With years of experience in high end marketing and advertising, he developed an international commercial sensibility.
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. He is currently in development on Special Interest Agent, his globetrotting topical thriller about Isis, highlighting the Syrian Refuge Crisis. It is expected to begin filming in 2018.
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, this film was recently screened by both the Senate and the House at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the Speedy Passage of an anti-human trafficking bill. A portion of the proceeds from this film goes to The Abolish Slavery Coalition.
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.