What if your deepest secret were suddenly exposed? Nine friends discover just how explosive it can be when their past becomes their present.
Reunited at the funeral of hometown hero Chris Hayden, the friends find tensions escalating rapidly as their darkest secrets are revealed. Jeremy (David A.R. White-“Mercy Streets), struggling with his calling as a former youth pastor, is caught in an awkward love triangle between his new fiancée and his old flame Sherry (Tracey Melchoir-“Bold and Beautiful). As the embers of the past relationship reignite, Jeremy’s fiancée Rachel (Stacey Keanan-“Step by Step), who is determined to solidify their relationship, demands he affirm his commitment to her.
Meanwhile, Gary (John Schneider-“Dukes of Hazzard, “Smallville) questions everyone’s beliefs as this close-knit group of friends disputes world views, lifestyles, and personal passions. Pastor Wexler (Reginald Vel Johnson-“Die Hard, “Family Matters) encourages them not to give up but to follow the truth that Chris Hayden lived.
Hidden Secrets is a story of love, friendship, redemption and ultimately faith. Humorous, touching and always entertaining.
Featuring Hit Music by Rachael Lampa and Building 429
Carey Scott has been a professional actor for nearly 25 years. He started his career by training with the legendary master teacher Stella Adler.
(Teacher of Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, etc.)
Carey has appeared in over 75 films and tv shows as well as dozens of plays in New York and Los Angeles. Some of his co-stars include Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, Madonna, Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Haley Joel Osment, Jennifer Aniston, Martin Lawrence, Alec Baldwin and many others. Most recently he appeared on the HBO hit "Big Love."
He has been a member of SAG, AFTRA and EQUITY for nearly 25 years. This is his directorial debut. Carey was first attracted to "Hidden Secrets" by the prospect of collaborating with his friend, producer and actor David A.R. White. After reading the script, Carey knew it was exactly the kind of material he had been looking to direct: a character driven, intimate drama with a slight touch of comedy. Carey brings with him nearly 25 years of acting and teaching (he also runs the acclaimed acting school, The Rehearsal Room, in Los Angeles and San Diego) experience to "Hidden Secrets."
Mr. Scott is an experienced and distinguished photography and film production veteran. His work has earned him several awards. He graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art with a degree in photography. After receiving another degree in theology from Vision Christian Bible College, he moved to California to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. For many years, he worked with magazines from around the world shooting for Life, Sports Illustrated, TIME, National Geographic, Smart Money and others.
Mike then moved into film and has worked in several areas of production, ranging from production assistant to executive producer. He made his debut film in 1996 with a documentary on Tibet and he has followed with documentaries on different cultural groups around the world.
Starting in 1998, Mr. Scott produced many national advertising campaigns for television and print, including Ford, Mercedes, Honda, Nissan, Jaguar, Chevy, Jeep, Toyota, Volvo, Chrysler, GMC and Lexus. His productions have taken him to 25 different countries, with budgets as high as 3 million dollars.
Mike is also presently the executive producer and producer for a 12-part reality award winning series called Travel the Road that airs on TBN, INSP, I-Life, Faith TV and others. The show follows two missionaries through 25 countries over an 18-month period. Travel the Road has been aired in over 100 countries and is the number one Christian youth show around the world. It is currently in syndication.
With the start of Eagle Rock, Scott will be able to create and distribute high quality film and television that will influence generations to come and change the perceptions of Christian media.
David A.R. White
Mr. White has been in the entertainment business since the age of 19, starring in television, films and producing his own films. He has received numerous award nominations and critical accolades.
David grew up in a small town outside of Dodge City, Kansas. His father was a pastor in the denomination of Evangelical Free Church. David became a Christian at the age of four. After high school, David went to Moody Bible College in Chicago for one year. There he received his first line in his first Christian Movie, Geronimo.
At 19, without knowing anyone, David moved to Hollywood and jumped right into the Entertainment business. Just six months after moving to Los Angeles, David landed a recurring role on Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds for four years. David then went on to guest appearances on such shows as Coach, Saved by the Bell, Sisters, Melrose Place, Martial Law and many others.
David's love for the entertainment industry soon led him to producing. His first production, in which he also starred, was the award winning theater production, 77 Fever. In 1999, he produced and starred in his first feature length production, The Moment After. In 2000, he co-founded the production company Signal Hill Pictures. David produced and starred in Mercy Streets opposite Eric Roberts, Stacy Keach and Cynthia Watros. This movie received a theatrical release, opened in fifty cities across the United States and played in almost every country in the world.
In 2001, David was nominated for The Movie Guide Awards' Best Actor for his work in Mercy Streets. His running mates were Mel Gibson in The Patriot, Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans and Will Smith in Bagger Vance. In addition, Mercy Streets was nominated for the Best Family Film Award.
In 2003, along with TBN, he produced and starred in SIX...the Mark Unleashed opposite Stephen Baldwin and Eric Roberts. The movie was released worldwide in June 2004. In 2004, David produced and starred in the thriller Ghost Soldiers opposite Viscellous Shannon (The Hurricane). This film is still in post- production.
In 2005, David's Company partnered with Namesake Entertainment who produced the Frank Peretti film, The Visitation, that was released by 20th Century Fox. It stars Edward Furlong, Kelly Lynch and Martin Donovin.
Mr. Wolfe has a long and distinguished career in the entertainment and event management industry. He has held numerous senior level positions where he has helped achieve strong growth goals, both domestically and internationally.
Russell Wolfe began his career in 1989 as a partner in an event management firm based in Miami, Florida. Within four years, Russell expanded the company's international reach by opening offices in Russia, Eastern Europe and Brazil. He was instrumental in establishing the sponsor relationship between BMW and the Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games (ACOG) as well as overseeing the design and execution of the caravan management of the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay.
Later in 1996, Russell started his own company, Premier Event Management, Inc. (Premier), which is a full-service event consulting, project management, and marketing firm. Premier is one of the industry's leading event management companies and currently has offices in Arizona, California and New Jersey. Their clients currently include (but are not limited to): BMW of North America, Porsche, Volvo, New Line Cinema, Vespa/Piaggio USA, U.S. Department of Energy, Jaguar, Rogers and Cowan, Aston Martin of North America and Ventana Medical Systems. In addition, Premier has consulted numerous Fortune 500 companies concerning their strategic marketing plans and execution and has managed countless events nationally as well as internationally, in such countries as Australia, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Greece, and Singapore.
In 2002, Russell started a production company, Premier Productions, as a subsidiary to Premier Event Management, Inc. Premier Productions provides commercials, training videos, press and product launch video production, as well as film production. Premier Event Management and Premier Productions has allowed Russell to combine his expertise in commercial and film production management, marketing, event planning, trade show coordination and management, and product introductions to the benefit all of his clients.
Russell Wolfe lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife Alysoun, and their two children, Lauren and Mitchell. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Artists Gathering for Peace (IAGP), is on the steering committee for the International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery (IFADD), and is an active supporter of Travel the Road Ministries in Los Angeles, California. When Russell isn't working, he enjoys spending time with the Church Men's Group, motorcycling, sailing, scuba diving and maintaining his private pilot's license. He also likes to think of himself as a certified Barbequeologist.
Sean Paul Murphy
Screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy was born Catholic and will probably die Catholic but in between he lives the life of a happy-go-lucky Evangelical who believes the culture war will not be won by laws and boycotts but rather one soul at a time. It has always been Sean's ambition to be one of the biggest Christian screenwriters in the business, and at two-hundred-and-sixty pounds, he might well have succeeded. Sean is so devoted to his goal that he is willing to eat all of the cheeseburgers and drink all of the milk shakes necessary to maintain that title.
Sean graduated from the Towson University with a degree in Mass Communications. Originally, Sean thought his Mass Communications degree would teach him the intricacies of The Mass, and therefore, the priesthood, but it simply taught him about film and television instead. Resigned to his fate, Sean went into the advertising business working as a broadcast producer. He later left the full-time work-a-day world to become a successful freelance film editor and an under-appreciated screenwriter.
His first produced screenplay 21 Eyes, an innovative mystery co-written with director Lee Bonner, was released by Vanguard Cinema in February of 2006. It has been declared a must-see and a courageous, absorbing, and unique piece of indie filmmaking. Hidden Secrets, co-written by Timothy Ratajczak, is his second produced feature length script.
Timothy Ratajczak was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, an honor he shares with Frank Zappa, Spiro Agnew and a host of other dead people.
Timothy is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Mass Communications. With hindsight, he should probably have majored in something more relevant to the entertainment industry such as law, psychiatry or cosmetic surgery.
Like his partner Sean Murphy, Timothy was raised and educated a Catholic; however, he was excommunicated after he disagreed with the Church's views on embalming. (Timothy felt it should not be practiced exclusively on the deceased.)
"Hidden Secrets" is the first film he has co-written. In the writing team of Murphy and Ratajczak, Timothy is known as the undisciplined gag man, as he certainly lacks a sense of discipline and has been known to make people gag.
Much to the city's dismay, he still resides in Baltimore, where he spends the majority of his time writing, collecting books and teaching people how to pronounce his last name (RAT'-uh-chek).