The Life Zone Part 2 Examines Legal Fate of Accused Kidnappers Who Held Woman for Seven Months Until She Gave Birth – Will the Jury Convict or Acquit?
Middletown, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2014 -- The script for THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 is ready, the Hollywood cast is set, and the location selected. The only thing missing is the film’s budget and that's where crowdfunding comes into play. Kenneth Del Vecchio – an acclaimed filmmaker of 20+ movies that star several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, best-selling author, and former Judge – has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the film’s funding through ANTI-ABORTION supporters. THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 is the star-filled sequel to its highly provocative predecessor, The Life Zone
The Life Zone, distributed through Screen Media Films and NBC/Universal, was a groundbreaking film – as the first Hollywood-cast movie to head-on send a PRO-LIFE message. It’s method in doing so attracted hundreds of thousands of media reports, blogger attacks, and even resulted in Del Vecchio’s life being threatened. What was all the controversy about?
The Life Zone – starring Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; Scarface), Lindsey Haun (“True Blood”), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp), and Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles) – follows three women who have been kidnapped from abortion clinics and held for seven months, up until they all give birth. Cutting right down the middle of the hotly debated issue, The Life Zone examines the topic of abortion from both sides but, as The Los Angeles Times reports, The Life Zone is “a psychological thriller bringing an emphatically anti-abortion slant to the hot-button issue. “The Colbert Report” adds, “Just like all great horror films, Del Vecchio’s movie has a shocking twist.” And The Daily Beast headlined with “The Life Zone has caused an uproar”.
THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 will pick up where the first film left off, with continued emphasis on life—and with enough twists and turns to keep audiences glued to their seats. Here’s what happens:
Those who held the women have been arrested, admitting to their deeds. They have been brought to trial, and now the jury deliberates their fate. The kidnappers had video-taped the entire seven months that the women were held. In essence, during the trial the jurors had something presented to them that is so rare in the criminal justice system: they were able to watch the entire alleged crime as it unfolded…And what they ultimately learned – and will discuss in their deliberations – is that everyone involved in The Life Zone (even two of the supposed kidnapped women) were conspirators in the alleged offense…Only one woman had actually been kidnapped…All the others were caught and tried…But did they actually commit a crime by holding this one woman for seven months – and saving the baby’s life?... All jurors immediately vote guilty—except one…What ensues is a jury room battle, where the lone juror tries to convince the others that no crime has been committed. That life was preserved and that there would be no justice in convicting those who held her. It’s a daunting task because the others believe that the law is cut and dry. There was indeed a kidnapping…But is holding one against her will – in order to save another’s life - actually a crime? THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 examines this incredibly divisive issue…And, of course, there is a shocking twist ending.
Both films have a singular critical goal: to help end abortion, the greatest evil facing the world today. The films’ writer/producer Kenneth Del Vecchio has stated, “We don’t believe that pro-choice individuals are evil; the vast majority are just misguided. People often equate legality with morality. When something is legal, people believe it is okay. But abortion is as wrong as it gets. Hollywood and filmmakers haven’t – at all – met their obligation to produce pro-life movies; in fact, there are close to zero who have embraced this side of the topic. I’m not afraid of the brush back from the masses in Hollywood who disagree with me or the fanatics.”
Kenneth Del Vecchio indeed has faced scorching criticism and merciless personal attacks for producing The Life Zone – including death threats. Unphased, Del Vecchio will continue to produce pro-life movies even if he's the only voice speaking on behalf of the pro-life cause in Hollywood. He vows, through THE LIFE ZONE PART 2, to continue fighting to end abortion.
This Kickstarter project is running until September 25, 2014 and can be accessed here at http://kck.st/1C2orzL
About Kenneth Del Vecchio
Kenneth Del Vecchio is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has written, produced and directed over 20 feature films that star 100+ film and TV stars, including multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees. His films are distributed through industry leaders such as NBC/Universal, Anchor Bay, Millennium Entertainment, Cinedigm, Screen Media Films, Vivendi Entertainment, Midnight Releasing, Cardinal XD, Green Apple Entertainment, Fabrication Films, and E-1 Entertainment. He has starred in numerous movies, as well. Mr. Del Vecchio is founder and chairman of Hoboken International Film Festival, called by FOX, MY and other major media "One of the 10 Biggest Film Festivals in the World." He also is the author of some of the nation’s best-selling legal books, including criminal codebooks published by Prentice Hall and ALM. A best-selling criminal suspense novelist, he penned his first published novel at only 24-years-old…And he is a former Judge, who also has tried over 400 cases as a practicing criminal attorney.