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I WILL RISE in the news

Front page article

Article written about I WILL RISE and CRY PURPLE

We were so honored to have been featured on the front page in the Jackson County, MO Examiner newspaper published in April, 2018. We hope you enjoy reading the article about how we are working to produce and direct the movie based off of a true story and book called 'Cry Purple', authored by Christine McDonald. Enjoy the article at the link below. 

http://www.examiner.net/news/20180402/standing-up-to-help

KC Fox 4 news interview about films

Thank you, Nicole Diantonio, for interviewing Anita Cordell and Christine McDonald regarding the films Anita is producing, as well as what is truly happpening in the horrific industry of sexual exploitation. What the full interview here:

http://fox4kc.com/2018/03/18/human-trafficking-survivor-hopes-new-films-will-shine-light-on-growing-epidemic/

Anita hosts Red Carpet Premiere for homeless

Anita not only wants to reach the community with her films, but she wants to reach the community with her hands. On Oct. 18, 2017, she hosted a Red Carpet Premiere of 'Same Kind of Different as Me' for the homeless of Kansas City.  She didn't want to just invite the homeless or displaced to the movie premiere, though. She believed God had bigger plans.  She believed God asked her to organize a whole afternoon of pampering prior to the movie premiere.  So, she feed them a meal, provided clothes, made showers available, and gave makeovers and haircuts. KMBC's Alan Shope interviewed her at the event.  Read the Press Release here: http://media.virbcdn.com/files/cc/22ad47d3d04dc022-ANITATHEADVOCATEEPK.pdf

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'House Mother' 1 of 8 short films at Jewish Film Festival

Award-winning short film under the I WILL RISE umbrella once again is accepted into a film festival.  This one is unique and is in the roots of Producer Anita Cordell.  Anita stars in this short and actually was awarded Best Actress for her performance in 2016 at the International Christian Film Festival.  Read about the festival here: http://www.kcjc.com/index.php/current-news/latest-news/3384-jewish-film-festival-continues-to-blossom-18th-kcjff-features-short-film-showcase-and-locally-produced-documentary

Actors TALK Podcast Invterviews Anita

Tommy Kendrick invited Anita Cordell onto his podcast to talk about her vision for her future films.  List here:

http://actorstalkacting.com/051-atp-anita-cordell-actress-producer-will-rise/