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The Sanctuary 
Status:  ON HOLD
The Sanctuary is an exciting and poignant, feature-length drama set in 1949 about a group of plucky children who escape the "confines" of their orphanage only to find themselves lost in a forest of confusion and unrest.  They are confronted with  seemingly happy forest dwellers, who are eager to win this new group of escapees into their circle.  But the orphans soon learn that their new friends' happiness is fleeting, and quickly gives way to emptiness, confusion, selfishness, and even ugliness.  Just when things begin to turn dangerous, the orphans are rescued by a beautiful, mysterious and powerful woman, who teaches them about humility, the meaning of suffering, and true happiness, and leads them safely back to their home. 
The subtle metaphor is of course The Catholic Church as our one, true home. But the main theme can also be seen as the vital decision to live for God instead of Self. 
If ultimately produced, the film will feature a cast of young people (playing their own ages) and adult actors, and will be produced for General Theatrical Distribution. The film was to begin production in JULY 2014, but is currently ON HOLD.



Some possible locations in CT and NY:

Mt. St. John's - Deep River, CT


Maryknoll Missionaries - Ossining, NY

CAST and CREW:

John Horton - The Shawshank Redemption


Kevin Collins - Law and Order


Patty Kiernan - One Life To Live


Clayton Richard Long - Twilight Saga, Fantastic Four


Jim Morlino - St. Bernadette of Lourdes, The War of the Vendee

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