Developmental Disability Community Shines In New Film Project “Turnover”

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Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker and Producing Team collaborate with the National Down Syndrome Society and Activities Recreation and Care

“Turnover,” a new film project from producers Linda Palmer, Marvin Glover, and Rae Davis, aims to educate and break down barriers for people with disabilities.

Working with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Activities Recreation and Care (ARC), the “Turnover” creative and production team aims to incorporate real people with developmental disabilities in the project, highlighting their abilities and talents.

“Turnover” is the story of cafe owner, Peter who leaves his disgruntled manager, Henry, in charge of the business. Henry instead fires the staff and replaces them with an eclectic crew of misfits. Peter returns to an unrecognizable café, and eventually learns the value of camaraderie. He bonds with the new team, and only through their help is he able to save the business, his life, and ultimately find love.

Writer/Director Palmer focuses on films with social relevance and often gives back to a variety of causes her films showcase. Her film “Halloween Party” donated to the National Coalition of the Homeless, “Passage” donated to Gentle Barn, “Cat Dexx: Inkosi” donated to the Black Mambas and Tac Track and “Our Father” donated to Alzheimer’s.

Once the film is complete, ARC and NDSS will have the opportunity to promote awareness through private screenings before its domestic release. Turnover, LLC the parent company will then share the film profits with these organizations. The film will be produced by Palmer’s production company, Runaway Productions, and Glover’s company, Sea Sand Entertainment. For more information about the film or getting involved, visit: https://fromtheheartproductions.networkforgood.com/projects/47652-feature-films-turnover

About Turnover
Linda Palmer (“Our Father”, “Last Call at Murray’s”) will direct. “Turnover” was written by Palmer and Laree’ Griffith. Producers, Rae Davis, Marvin Glover, Kat Kramer, and Elina Madison are also working with Palmer.

About Runaway Productions
Palmer founded Runaway Productions, a boutique production company specializing in commercials and feature films, with a focus on socially relevant content. She has also directed and produced a number of award-winning short films and web-series, including “Passage”, “Carbon Dating”, “Sienna’s Choice”, “My Name is Lamar”, “Last Call at Murray’s”, and more. Palmer studied film production at HFI, UCLA and Long Beach City College.

About Sea Sand Entertainment
Sea Sand Entertainment was formed in 2012 to produce narratives that span film, television and more. Sea Sands mission is to create cinematic experiences and building long-term partnerships with the world’s best storytellers. Under Marvin’s leadership, Sea Sand Entertainment has produced award-winning films including “Downward Hiro”, “Last Call at Murray’s”, “Wedlocked” and more. He currently overseas Sea Sand’s feature film slate.

About ARC
ARC has served the community for more than 48 years. Its mission is to promote the welfare, protection, education, and advancement of individuals with developmental disabilities. ARC programs are designed to assess the ability and potential of each person and to develop and implement a regimen of therapeutic activities to help them achieve their full potential for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and development. ARC serves individuals from the greater Los Angeles County area with developmental disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 61. The majority of ARC clients have Down syndrome. Programs are carefully designed to provide individually-tailored services that promote therapeutic recreation, education, socialization, and independent skills training. Through our services, ARC helps developmentally disabled individuals break the cycle of isolation, reach their full potential, and become active and healthy members of their communities. http://www.arcandadults.org/

About National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families with four main areas of programming which include: The National Advocacy & Policy Center, the National Buddy Walk® Program, Community Outreach and Resources and Public Awareness. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. For more information visit http://www.ndss.org.\

Film Contact:
Linda Palmer/Runaway Productions
runawalp(at)gmail(at)com
310-801-0885

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