Just Released | Brew City Pictures presents:
a short film by Tara Plizga
This short film follows Mandy Spencer (Daniella Gilbert) on her journey of survival after she was sexually assaulted by her boss. Living in a “company town” in Northern Michigan where everyone relies on Austin Halloway and his steel factory, she was victim shamed and threatened but still had the courage to speak out.
While the film is fictional, the story is all too real. It symbolizes how powerful people control the narrative and take advantage of people’s weaknesses especially in small town America. With the momentum of “Me Too” I wanted to help raise awareness of other organizations that women in small towns, like the one in the film feel are in their reach. The YWCA is one of those organizations, the goal is to use Victimized as a platform to inspire women to speak out about sexual assault and make them aware of a safe place they can turn to for support and take back control of their narrative.
view the film VICTIMIZED
as Mandy Spencer
as Austin Halloway
Tierza Scaccia & Colleen Gentry
as Deanne & Jean
Written & Directed by:
Executive Producer | Jeffrey Michael Deary
Co-Executive Producers | Tara Plizga, Eric Forand
Producer | Virginia Mardeusz
Associate Producers | Kevin Caul, Tina Caul
Composer | Jeffrey Michael Deary
Song by | Brandon Calhoon
Director of Photography | Eric Forand
Edited by | Zack Chauvin
Post Production | Post-Haste Digital
Camera, Grip & Lighting Equipment Provided by:
Stopped Motion | Cinering® | MBS Equipment Co.
Produced by Brew City Pictures, LLC in association with Fireheart Pictures
If you or someone you love has experienced sexual assault, help is available.
YWCA West Central Michigan 24-hour Helpline: 616.454.YWCA (454.9922)
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)