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 Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for VICTIMIZED


view the film VICTIMIZED


Daniella Gilbert

as Mandy Spencer

Thomas McCarthy

as Austin Halloway

Also Starring

Tierza Scaccia & Colleen Gentry

as Deanne & Jean

Written & Directed by:

Tara Plizga

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.

Full Cast & Crew List Available on IMDb

Pure Michigan | VICTIMIZED Locations
Filmed entirely on location in Onaway & Gaylord, Michigan, U.S.A.
Brew City Pictures

Produced by Brew City Pictures, LLC in association with Fireheart Pictures

Fireheart Pictures | VICTIMIZED
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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)