By Valerie Milano
Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/26/18 – On Wednesday Sept 26th, Betrayed had its’ world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatres 6 in 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. This much anticipated action crime thriller from multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen, “Betrayed,” stars Richard Tyson, John Savage, Billy Wirth, TJ Storm, Yan Birch, Kaiti Wallen, Nick Sarelli, Calhoun Koenig, Angelina Danielle Cama and Blanca Blanco.
Numerous celebrities and VIPs were in attendance such as filmmaker/actor Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), TJ Storm (Punisher: War Zone), Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind), Yan Birch (The People Under the Stairs), Nick Sarelli (Moving Parts), Calhoun Koenig (Bennett’s Song) and Angelina Danielle Cama (Moving Parts). Other celebrities in attendance were Jake Busey (The Predator), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 and 2), Tara Reid (American Pie), Dennis Haskins (Saved By the Bell), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Sean Whalen (Twister), Emmy awarding Producer Kelly Parker (Game Girls), Athena Bass (Ex-Wives of Rock), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort), Jimmy Star and Ron Russell (The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell), celebrity couture designers Mathilde Badji and Michael Ferrera as well as celebrity hair and makeup artists Bruna Nogueira (Founder of Hollywood Makeup Lab) and Alma Cedillo. The sponsors of the event were ROAK Brewery, Cabresto Tequila, Oochie Wear, Painted Creek Productions and Vision Films.
This action crime thriller deals with the gritty world of human trafficking. In an effort to control the city, the Mayor Don Alderman (John Savage, The Thin Red Line) lets the Russian mob into his city. After the Russians don’t follow his rules, he opens the city to the cartel to push them out. When the Russians find out, Mikhail (Harley Wallen, Bennett’s Song), the head of the Russian mafia, kidnap’s the Mayor’s daughter (Kaiti Wallen, Into A Dark Mind) and then the real games begin. Caught in the middle of an escalating crisis, Mayor Alderman hires Mike Wolf (Billy Wirth, The Lost Boys) and Alpha (TJ Storm, Punisher Warzone) to rescue his daughter before the cunning Mr. Stone (Richard Tyson, Black Hawk Down) puts her on the market to be trafficked.
“With three beautiful daughters and a stunning wife, the subject of trafficking is something that it’s on my mind more than I’d like to admit. I wrote this script with the hopes of scaring people a bit into action after my church really brought this to the forefront. I feel we often think these things happen far away and the victims and perpetrators are somewhat faceless. I think in Betrayed we bring these issues to your doorstep. We had some absolutely amazing and electric performances and I am super proud of my cast and crew for this, it took some blood, sweat and tears to get this made but it was worth it!”, said director Wallen.
Wallen has been awarded by numerous prestigious film festivals such as the Castel Award at the Barcelona International Film Festival, Amsterdam Film Festival, London Film Awards and the Mexico International Film Festival.
Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/ CEO of Vision Films says, “Betrayed is an entertaining film about blackmail, corruption and greed taking place at the government level. I believe it is necessary for the public to get a glimpse into this dark facet of our society in order to invoke change.”
Betrayed will be released on Blu Ray and DVD and VOD by Vision Films through its distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on October 2, 2018.
Betrayed CABLE PROVIDERS:
Comcast VOD, Comcast EST, Verizon VOD, Verizon EST, Dish, Time Warner, Cox, Charter, Frontier, Other VBQ
Betrayed DVD outlets:
Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/B-Amazon
Walmart DVD: https://www.walmart.com/ip/
Shortened Link: bit.ly/B-WalmartDVD
Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/B-iTunes
Amazon Video, Vudu, Microsoft, Google, Playstation
Shortened Link: bit.ly/B-FandangoNow
Betrayed Trailer: https://youtu.be/8M8oqY2ohvY
ABOUT VISION FILMS:
Vision Films is an Independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 Feature Films, Documentaries and Music Programs from some of the most prolific independent film producers in the world. Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films releases 2-4 films a month, across Theatrical, VOD, DVD, and television. www.visionfilms.net
ABOUT HARLEY WALLEN:
Multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen has starred in over 40 feature films and TV shows with legendary stars such as Tom Sizemore, Tara Reed, John Savage and Richard Tyson among many others. He started his journey as a martial artist early with Judo at age 7 and is now a 5th degree black belt. Harley also spent time learning other forms of martial arts (Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon – Do black belts as well) and Mixed Martial Arts. His other love at a young age was dance as he was an outstanding break dancer in his teen years. His sheer talent and skill is what landed him his first opportunity in acting as dance at the syndicated Swedish TV cult hit ‘Solstollarna’! Soon after, he was bitten by the acting bug. Harley then moved from Sweden to the United States to boldly pursue his dreams. After a short stint these plans got side-tracked by business opportunities as Harley climbed various career ladders. After returning to acting, it wasn’t long before the roles started coming and the growth he had experienced in the business world started happening to him in the acting world. After the film incentives ended in Michigan, he decided to start making films of his own. Not having a film school background with only limited experience, he decided to go online to further his education in filmmaking and took classes and seminars in acting. Finally, in 2016, Harley and his wife Kaiti formed the film production company ‘Painted Creek Productions‘. The one thing he really takes pride in is his commitment to the character he is playing regardless of the size of the role or the pay check. Harley is now writing, acting and directing and has found his life’s purpose!
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