All involved in the creation of the upcoming movie version of journalist Nellie Bly’s book 10 Days In A Madhouse have been nominated for the First Freedom Award by the Society of Professional Journalists.
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The creators, artists and actors who made the upcoming movie 10 Days In A Madhouse - The Nellie Bly Story have been nominated by Society Of Professional Journalists for the First Freedom Award. The award goes to non journalists who have done something exemplary during the past year in the service of the First Amendment.
The stated mission of the Society of Professional Journalists is to promote and defend the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press; encourage high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism; and promote and support diversity in journalism.
10 Days In A Madhouse - The Nellie Bly Story starring Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert ( Hail Caesar!, Highlander, Tarzan), Julia Chantrey (Mean Girls, Mama), Kelly Le Brock (Weird Science, The Woman In Red), and Russian star Alexandra Callas is a true story adapted from the book by Nellie Bly. In 1887, 23 year old reporter Nellie Bly (Caroline Barry), working for Joseph Pulitzer, feigned insanity to go undercover in notorious Blackwell’s Island Woman’s Insane Asylum to expose corruption, abuse and murder.
Nellie Bly, who is universally considered one of the most important journalists of all time, is currently featured in a special edition of LIFE magazine entitled 100 Women Who Changed The World.
The epic telling of Nellie Bly’s harrowing experiences in 10 Days In A Madhouse - The Nellie Bly story was filmed on location in Salem Oregon where One Flew over The Cuckoo’s nest was lensed, as well as Anaheim and at TriCoast Studios in Culver City.
The movie was directed by Timothy Hines and scripted by Hines with the collaboration of renowned Nellie Bly historian and best selling author Brooke Kroeger. Produced by Susan Goforth, Donovan Le, Strathford Hamilton, Marcy Levitas Hamilton and Saskia Larsen, will have its US theatrical debut on the day Nellie Bly went into the madhouse, September 25th 2015.
10 Days In A Madhouse will have its US festival premiere at the sold out screening at the Bentonville Film Festival on Nellie Bly’s 151st birthday, May 5th 2015. Bentonville Film Festival is a new festival founded by Geena Davis that celebrates women and diversity in the movies. 10 Days In A Madhouse will play in the heart of the Cannes Film Festival at the Palais Du Festival on May 17th at 6 PM, and represented internationally by TriCoast Worldwide.
The 10 Days In A Madhouse - The Nellie Bly Story trailer for theUS theatrical release, (Sept 25th, 2015), can be seen here.