Sunday, July 24, 2016

10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE Movie Passionately Sparks Deep Emotions. On Demand Now. All Major Platforms. (Links Below)

Top Reasons You Need To Watch 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE Tonight!

1.  10 Days In A Madhouse moves you to your core. 10 Days In A Madhouse  director Timothy Hines delivers a deeply emotionally movie. Everyday fans message me so. This is the mark of great story telling.
2.  10 Days In A Madhouse star Caroline Barry gives an Oscar-worthy performance. It’s no surprise that Barry was a perfect fit for the role of iconic journalist Nellie Bly. She has the concentration of Michael Caine, charm of a young Julia Roberts and  acting chops of Meryl Streep. Caroline Barry is destined for more great performances.
3.  10 Days In A Madhouse' Nellie Bly is a badass! Nellie Bly was a fearless, feminist, daredevil, reporter named by Life Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Women to Change the World. 10 Days In A Madhouse was the 1st serious front-page news story by a woman and made Bly world famous.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Independence Day Eve

I LOVE the 4th of JULY!

This evening I am enjoying the paradise weather of Westside Los Angeles and contemplating my resolve as a filmmaker artist on the Eve of July 4th. 240 years ago tomorrow, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence and the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule, hence the Fourth of July becoming America's birthday: Independence Day.
I'm re-reading the Declaration of Independence and keep going over the first line:
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

I realize director Timothy Hines speaks as eloquently as our founding fathers. I am so thankful to create with Tim, a true creative genius.

I realize Nellie Bly found it necessary to dissolve the perception of women as toss-away human beings in 1887 and her expose 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE catapulted positive reform for mental health care and the treatment of women, thus Bly being named one of the original feminists.

I realize I LOVE being an artist and conveying stories through film. I truly live in the greatest place on Earth to be a filmmaker. Just like our founding fathers I BELIEVE...which is the beginning of all greatness. Happy Fourth of July!

Monday, May 23, 2016

"10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE" Now Available on all major Video On Demand Platforms including iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, DirecTV, Vudu and Comcast Time Warner Cable

     Directed by Timothy Hines. Produced by Susan Goforth. Starring Caroline Barry as Nellie Bly, Christopher Lambert as Doctor E.C. Dent, Julia Chantrey as Anne Neville, Alexandra Callas as Miss Grupe and Kelly Le Brock as Miss Grant.
     In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, she experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions.Ten Days in a Madhouse is Bly's expose of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her ten days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. Ten Days in a Madhouse established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Thank you Laemmle NoHo 7 for the 2017 Academy Award Qualification Run of 10 Days In A Madhouse in North Hollywood! And thank you Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting us to provide a copy of the shooting script of 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE for the permanent Core Collection.

With Nellie Bly's unwavering faith and determination we set out to tell her story. We are so grateful for all the fans the world over who embrace this film and share their positive experiences watching the film with us. I am personally thrilled to receive messages of hope and inspiration daily from fans and cannot wait for the film to reach your area.

10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE opens Friday March 18th at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE, actress Caroline Barry plays famous trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly on her first big assignment working for Joseph Pulitzer, to get herself committed into the notorious Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum in order to report on abuses and murders from within.

Hollywood insiders are saying Ms. Barry's portrayal of Nellie Bly is uncanny and powerful. The fact that Caroline Barry and Nellie Bly closely resemble each other is a happy coincidence, according to 10 Days In A Madhouse director, Timothy Hines, "We found Caroline Barry out of a star search that started off with over 8,000 contestants from across the globe. Everywhere from talent agencies to publications like Backstage Magazine. From Moscow to Tennessee. Caroline won the role by being the best."
Superintendent Doctor E.C. Dent (Christopher Lambert)

Christopher Lambert was taken with Ms. Barry's performance. Kelly Le Brock, who plays nurse Grant in 10 Days In A Madhouse, said of Caroline Barry, "She's unique, endearing and is a gifted actress."

Producer Susan Goforth said of Ms. Barry, "Caroline's next movie is already in the works, a period film set in the great depression called Gods Country. The production is looking at stars like Ryan Gosling for the male lead."

Veteran Hollywood editor Stephen Eckelberry took the job to co-edit 10 Days In A Madhouse with Academy Award nominee, Avril Beukes, based on the strength of Caroline Barry's performance. "10 Days In A Madhouse is an important movie about one of the world's most important women and it has a strong message about empowerment. But I ultimately took the role as editor because of Caroline Barry. She's amazing and subtle. We've captured lightning in a bottle with this movie, in no small part due to Caroline."

For the role of Nellie Bly, Caroline Barry had to endure 5 degree temperatures in a real closed 100 year old mental institution in Salem, Oregon. Actual ice cold baths and the presence of a large owl that occupied the upper floors. "The story takes place in the freezing cold in a ancient run down asylum. These parts we didn't have to act," says Ms. Barry.

"She's a rare talent", says Strath Hamilton, executive producer of 10 Days In A Madhouse. Executive producer Marcy Levitas Hamilton says, "Caroline Barry radiates an openness that makes you want to be her friend. She lets you inside her world." Co-producer, Saskia Larsen concurs, "Caroline is an amazing actress and a genuinely down to Earth human being. She is kind to everyone she meets."

Nelly Bly (Caroline Barry) undercover inside Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum in "10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE"
It was no small challenge to play Nellie Bly. Bly was known for an irrepressible smile and spirit, but she had a steely resolve. As a recent Life Magazine special edition that was on newsstands throughout the US in May called Nellie Bly, one of "One Hundred Women who changed the world."

Following is a side by side list of some renown actors and the role they portrayed, many have won Academy Awards for their work as historical and famous world changers.
Caroline Barry as Nellie Bly in 10 Days in a Madhouse.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE Official Movie Trailer  -  Coming Soon To A Theater Near You