I am so excited about the completion of the pilot for 'Raising Humanity'
Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
Independent media company Darshan Productions has completed the pilot episode of its new series, "Raising Humanity", and has begun the submission of the pilot to networks nationwide.
The series' pilot episode, "Heath Evans: Off the Field", wrapped production in September and is already piqued the interest of a number of networks for its unique approach to human interest stories. In her directorial debut, Niki DiCesare presents a compelling story of triumph over adversity. The story follows two women from totally different backgrounds as they overcome the pain and stigma of childhood sexual abuse, take back their lives and discover an inner strength neither knew they possessed.
"I am so excited about the completion of the pilot for 'Raising Humanity'," says Heath Evans of the New Orleans Saints and Founder of the Heath Evans Foundation. "Working with Darshan Productions was a blessing, and we all eagerly await the success of the series and the promotion it will bring to the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and work we are doing as a foundation!" For Heath, the issue of childhood sexual abuse is personal: His wife, Beth Ann, is a survivor, and shares her story in this episode. "My hope is that survivors of childhood sexual abuse who watch this episode will realize that they're not alone in their pain and that they can reclaim their lives."
According to Lisa Vrancken, Executive Producer of "Raising Humanity", the story behind the Heath Evans Foundation was an easy choice for the show's pilot episode. "The work that Heath Evans and his Foundation are doing is the perfect example of some people trying to make a positive impact on society. There are an estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Each year, nearly 80,000 cases are reported. It's estimated that thousands more cases go unreported, due to the stigma involved or fear of what will happen to the survivor, or even fear for what will happen to the abuser. What the Heath Evans Foundation does is reach out to these survivors and their families and offer the hope and healing they need to get on with their lives."
Future episodes of "Raising Humanity" will highlight stories of people making a difference - stories of hope in adverse situations such as homelessness, illiteracy and poverty. "Heath Evans: Off the Field" is only the first call-to-action from "Raising Humanity" to its viewers, to compel them to make a difference in their own communities.
For media inquiries about Darshan Productions and its projects, including "Raising Humanity", please visit http://www.darshanproductions.com, or contact Executive Producer Lisa Vrancken at (561)558-7940.