College Professor to Direct Controversial Bailout Movie

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A Story of Legal Plunder - RED SEPTEMBER is a dramatic feature film, "based on true events," that tells the story of the heroic Congressmen who fought the Bailout of Wall Street in September 2008.

After two years of extensive research, including off-the-record interviews of national congressmen and staff, Michael Collender, a Gonzaga University professor, is set to direct RED SEPTEMBER. According to Collender, “The film will reveal much ugliness within Congress, including manipulation of information to achieve a pre-ordained outcome to do Wall Street’s bidding, baseless fear-mongering, compromise of principles under pressure, and much more. But it will also show how some courageous, principled members of Congress, from both parties, stood without flinching to fight the Bailout. Glimpses of hope for the future of our nation will also come shining through.”

Advent Film Group optioned Collender's screenplay that tells the story of how Congress, not Wall Street, caused the financial crisis. “Other movies about the Bailout are focused on Wall Street. RED SEPTEMBER is the only film centered on Congress," says George Escobar, founder of Advent. "Going into the 2012 election year, this movie will be a powerful rallying cry for voters who seek to rein in Congress and the President."

The production of RED SEPTEMBER will be fashioned after two classic films: APOLLO 13, depicting the intensity of a crisis, and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, demonstrating the courage necessary in doing what's right for the people and by the people.

"This project has caught the attention of conservative activists, actors, and investors," Collender says. "They’re attracted to RED SEPTEMBER because it shows the solution and the choice for the next generation: either restore America to what the forefathers intended for their children, or sell it and enslave them."

Michael Snyder, Advent co-founder, says, “This story is critical because the Bailout gave rise to the Tea Party. The Bailout is also widely recognized as America's watershed moment toward overt socialism. It opened the door to trillion dollar deficits that now plague our economic future. RED SEPTEMBER shows what we must do to reverse our course.”

Advent, the producer of COME WHAT MAY (distributed by Provident Films, a unit of Sony) and HERO (a father-son baseball movie in post-production), is partnering with Collender’s 3R Productions to make RED SEPTEMBER. “Investors have been calling even as the final offering paperwork is still being finalized,” Snyder explains. “We’re on a fast-track schedule to get funding in place for a summer 2011 production start. We want RED SEPTEMBER to be a tipping point for electing true leaders in 2012 who will defy the corrupt forces of Washington and defend American liberty.”

Visit: or contact Michael Collender at: producer(at)3-r-productions(dot)com


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