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Written and directed by SUSAN LIEN WHIGHAM [IMDb | Facebook]

ANQUENITTA WILLIAMS [IMDb] as Special Agent Rochelle Roy

SHARON KUO [LA Casting | Facebook] as Dr. Lin Mei Chen

JIA TAYLOR [IMDb] as Titi Beaumond

ROBERT PARHAM [IMDb] as Special Agent Jason Jefferson

more credits and photos below

My latest short film (soon to be novel and feature film) is about two cousins who are opposites in so many ways. One woman is of the city, her cousin of the country, one works in federal law enforcement and the other is a folk healer, both strong women with a warrior spirit but of different faiths, close like sisters but stuck in a spiritual battle with each other which they must rise above in order to fight a greater evil. A story about war, healing and faith ❤️ http://www.landofthehaunteddolls.com Mi cortometraje actual (que pronto será una novela y una peli de larga duración) se trata de dos mujeres que están opuestas de varias maneras. Una mujer de la ciudad y su prima del campo, una trabaja como polícia federal, la otra una curandera, las ambas mujeres fuertes, con el espíritu de la guerrera pero de diversas creencias religiosas, cercanas como hermanas pero atrapadas en una batalla espiritual entre sí mismas que deben superar para luchar contra un mal mayor. Una historia de la guerra, la curación y la fe ❤️ http://www.landofthehaunteddolls.com Mon court-métrage plus récent (que bientôt sera un roman et un long-métrage) est au sujet de deux cousines qui sont opposées tant de façons. Une femme de la ville et sa cousine de la campagne, une qui travaille comme police fédérale et l'autre est une guérisseuse, les deux femmes fortes avec l'esprit de guerrière, mais de différentes croyances religieuses, proches comme des sœurs, mais coincées dans une bataille spirituelle entre eux qu'elles doivent élever au-dessus afin de combattre un mal plus grand. Une histoire de la guerre, la guérison et la foi ❤️ http://www.landofthehaunteddolls.com

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Land of the Haunted Dolls - a short film by Susan Lien Whigham

"Our deaths will be avenged. He will pay for what he has done to us."

Two cousins with personal and religious differences must learn to work together to ensure justice for four human trafficking victims who believe they are possessed by spirits of women who died during the Salem witch trials. This is the trailer for the short film, which will be used as a promo to Kickstart the feature film! Stay tuned! (Scroll down to see behind the scenes pics, production schedule, links to actor profiles and more!)

Produced, written and directed by Susan Lien Whigham
Associate producers: Robert Parham. Roberto Divina.
Director of photography: Ron Santiano of Redcape Cinema
Assistant director: April Cambpell
Sound/Boom: Bo! Campbell
Fantasy makeup: Renee Hamilton-McNealy
Special effects makeup: Rochelle Carr
Assistant camera / Production assistant: Roberto Divina
Cast: Anquenitta Williams. Sharon Kuo. Jia Taylor. Robert Parham. Acacia Varnado. Kataleena Lovejoy. Petra van de Hey. Morgan Lewis-Pastor. Michael James Jordan. David Joseph Murrietta. Roberto Divina. Jeff Lunzaga. Maria Philip. Gabryell Hanson. Divine Celiane. Robin Gabrielli.

Music by: Divine Celiane. AJ Rivlin. Susan Lien Whigham.
Special thanks: Peggy and Lito Seva!


"To live is to be haunted"
--science fiction author Philip K. Dick
image from the set of Land of the Haunted Dolls

LAND of the HAUNTED DOLLS
a short film by Susan Lien Whigham

Welcome to the first chapter of an epic spiritual journey spanning multiple lifetimes, bridging two solar systems separated by billions of light years, connected by fate.

Based on a cross-genre novel by author/screenwriter/director Susan Lien Whigham, and featuring a diverse and talented cast and crew, this short film will be submitted to film festivals and Kickstarter as a promotional film to raise interest and funding for a feature film based on the same novel - act one of a trilogy, featuring elements of fantasy, suspense, horror, science fiction, and drama.

The short film opens the saga with 4 human trafficking victims who believe they're under a Voodoo spell to reincarnate the souls of 4 women who were hanged during the Salem witch trials. Rochelle Roy, a special agent investigating their case at the U.S. Department of Justice, must confront skepticism and familial tensions, in an effort to find a way to help them heal.

image from the set of Land of the Haunted Dolls
If you would like to help fund this Kickstarter campaign when it launches, or attend a festival screening, or read the novel when it comes out, please follow Susan's production company Tierra Simbolica on Facebook for additional updates!

Anticipated production calendar:

Production completed on short film: May 2016

Post-production completed on short film
and commencement of submission to film festivals: July 2017
(delayed for health reasons)

Kindle release of novel on which film is based: July 2017

Launch of Kickstarter campaign for feature film: November 2017

Pre-production commences on feature film: January 2018

Attention travelers! Snapping a picture of your hotel room could help stop human trafficking! And here are 15 more ways you can help.

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CAST of SHORT FILM:
ANQUENITTA WILLIAMS [IMDb] as Special Agent Rochelle Roy
SHARON KUO [LA Casting | Facebook] as Dr. Lin Mei Chen
JIA TAYLOR [IMDb] as Titi Beaumond
ROBERT PARHAM [IMDb] as Special Agent Jason Jefferson
ACACIA VARNADO [Vimeo] as Abeni Abiola
KATALEENA LOVEJOY [IMDb] as Quila Gonzalez
PETRA VAN DE HEY [Facebook | IMDb] as Eka Oniani
MORGAN LEWIS-PASTOR [IMDb] as Olena Petrenko
MICHAEL JAMES JORDAN [IMDb] as Nimbeau
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DAVID JOSEPH MURRIETTA as Alejandro Serrano Leon
ROBERTO DIVINA [IMDb] as Ricky Alden
JEFF LUNZAGA [Web | IMDb] as Cabro
MARIA PHILIP [El Ojo Malo] as Woman in Dream - Charity
GABRYELL HANSON as Woman in Dream - Shani
DIVINE CELIANE [ReverbNation] as Woman in Dream - Angelique
ROBIN GABRIELLI [Web] as Dr. Carlos Beaumond
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CREW:
Writer/Director/Producer: SUSAN LIEN WHIGHAM [Facebook | IMDb]
Assistant Director: APRIL CAMPBELL [IMDb]
Director of Photography: RON SANTIANO of REDCAPE CINEMA [Facebook | IMDb]
Fantasy Makeup: RENEE HAMILTON-McNEALY [Facebook]
Special FX Makeup: ROCHELLE CARR [IMDb]
Assistant Camera/PA: ROBERTO DIVINA [IMDb]
Sound/Boom/PA: BO! CAMPBELL [IMDb]
image from the set of Land of the Haunted Dolls
SPECIAL THANKS for your FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
PEGGY and LITO SEVA
ROBERTO DIVINA
ROBERT PARHAM
JEFF LUNZAGA
MICHAEL JAMES JORDAN
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SPECIAL THANKS for your VOLUNTEER PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE:
SHARON KUO
ROCHELLE CARR
MICHAEL JAMES JORDAN
ROBERT PARHAM
JEFF LUNZAGA
ARLENE BARSHINGER [IMDb]
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"Surely we cannot take an open question like the supernatural and shut it with a bang, turning the key of the madhouse on all the mystics of history. You cannot take the region of the unknown and calmly say that, though you know nothing about it, you know all the gates are locked. We do not know enough about the unknown to know that it is unknowable."

--GK Chesterton





[ b i e n v e n i d o s  a  t o d @ s :
version en espanol proximamente ]

[ b i e n v e n u e  a  t o u s :
version en francais prochainement ]

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