This episode is one the most important we will ever broadcast. We’re talking about protecting our daughters and sons from the serious danger living among us. We’ll explore the movement to protect our children from sexual predators, and a new film telling the stories of tragedy and survival of families across the country.
Every year children are abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered. This interview with Bruce Caulk explores the story behind the upcoming film, Chelsea’s Light – A Brother’s Journey. Bruce is the Emmy winning director for the film. He is also a father and brings his passion to this project and to the movement to pass laws protecting children from serious sexual predators.
And it’s a story of people stepping up to leadership in a moment of tragedy. Fathers and mothers, neighbors, complete strangers, politicians and government officials all came together to pass the first of these laws in only 7 months. But, mostly it is a story of a leadership journey of one young man who lost his sister and now is driven to never see it happen to anyone again through the power of other’s stories who also lost their children.
The film is currently in the final days of a Kickstarter campaign for funding to reach wide distribution for the film. Please support the campaign and add your voice at Chelsea’s Light
About our Guest
Bruce Caulk is a two-time EMMY/six time TELLY winning director and USC Cinema/Television graduate. He studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, as well as improvisational theater in Los Angeles with Julliard professor, Stephen Book. Mr. Caulk started his career as a script reader for his stepfather and renowned literary agent Evarts Ziegler (aka “Ziggy”). As an early teen he had opportunity to read material and meet the likes of clients Robert Towne (Chinatown), Mario Puzo (The Godfather) and Larry Gelbart (MASH). Since that time, storytelling has been his passion. He’s been a member of the Director’s Guild of America since 2005.
In 2013, the Chelsea King Foundation contracted Mr. Caulk to write and direct the documentary “Chelsea’s Law” designed to raise awareness on the destruction that convicted child predators inflict on teens and children AFTER being released for sexual felonies. The heartbreaking yet empowering true story is being told thru Tyler King, the brother of his raped and murdered sister Chelsea. He is executing a vision that will protect kids for generations to come by expanding “Chelsea’s Law” to the 49 states outside of California. The bottom line, it’s one strike for these heinous, socio-paths who harm children and the documentary will be a driving force to influence lawmakers and create change.
In 2012, Mr. Caulk acquired the life rights and feature film footage for the unreleased film entitled “Minkow”, a movie he directed about the redemption of Barry Minkow. The cast includes James Caan, Ving Rhames, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Mark Hamill and introduces Justin Baldoni. Minkow was the youngest person to defraud Wall Street in the 80’s. His redemption was impressive, much like Frank Abagnale’s story (Catch Me if You Can), Minkow worked for the FBI after serving time, and uncovered over two billion dollars in scams. Unfortunately, “once a con, always a con” and Minkow landed back in prison after illegally driving the Lennar Corporation’s stock down $500,000,000.00. That story, along with the fact he was starring in his on heroic biopic on the lot at Universal, (and was a celebrated pastor at a mega church) is the one that’s in pre-production for a 2013 reshoot. It’s a Shakespearian, redemption gone wrong tale entitled “Unreleased”, co-scripted and helmed by Mr. Caulk.
Links in the Interview
KickStarter Campaign: Chelsea’s Light- A Brother’s Journey
Chelsea’s Light Foundation www.chelseaslight.org
Connect on Facebook www.facebook.com/chelseaslight
Intelliscape Films intelliscape.com
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