*A new film in the works – “Troy Speaks The Truth” – is inspired by true events which tell the story of a female Marine, First Lieutenant Diana Troy (portrayed by Erika Ringor), who struggles to adjust to her family after she returns home from her second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Caught between the difficult decision that so many of our troops face – continue to fight or stay home –Troy’s personal journey is one of courage, strength and loyalty.
Sub-titled “When Patriotism Trumps Hell,” the film explores the struggles and challenges of dedicated soldiers serving multiple tours of duty, and the stark knee-jerk realities of the life and loved ones they leave behind in civilian life.
This film endeavor also introduces The 810 Grind Productions team – Erika Ringor, Ingeborg “Inga” Eiland, and Sean Christopher – who are seeking supporters to help bring the presentation to fruition. For details please click on the following link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ingeborgeiland/troy-speaks-the-truth
About The 810 Grind Productions team:
Erika Ringor – Actor/Writer/Producer
Erika Ringor’s big break came when she was picked as a supporting lead opposite Sanaa Lathan as Sidra O’Neal in Spike Lee’s acclaimed romantic drama “Love & Basketball” alongside a stellar cast including Alfre Woodard, Debbie Morgan and Omar Epps. Ringor’s character touched fans worldwide making it okay to be the “bad girl” and affording her international notoriety both as an actress and in the world of basketball. She has used this notoriety to help charities supporting children in health and education by traveling around the country participating nationally in celebrity charity basketball events. Ringor has had continued success booking television shows such as “Law & Order LA,” “Parenthood,” “Cold Case,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Hawthorne,” “The Forgotten,” and “Sons of Anarchy” to name a few.
Ingeborg “Inga” Eiland – Writer/Producer
Ingeborg “Inga” Eiland is a graduate of Michigan State University. While attending MSU, she earned her BA and Letters in Psychology with a specialization in Film Studies. Eiland produced highlight films for MSU Women’s Basketball, including two independent features: “Casualty” (2002) and “Careful What You Wish For” (2003). In addition, she gained valuable experience working with ESPN, Mirage Technologies, and MSU Sports Broadcasting.
In 2006, Eiland opened a productionoffice in Downtown Detroit and eventually relocated to Los AngelesCalifornia. Since relocating, she has produced film projects such as “Words Unspoken” (2009) starring Erika Ringor (“Love & Basketball”), and Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too”). In addition she directed her first music video and the following year wrote and directed “The Coldest Day In Hell.” Eiland is also the writer/director of the feature film “The Runner” set to begin production in spring 2012.
Sean Christopher – Producer
Sean Christopher has over fifteen years experience in the film industry as a producer and director. He has worked on several projects ranging from stage plays to films. As a stunt coordinator Sean has coordinated “Target Practice” which won Best Action Film of the Year in 2008 at Action on Films Festival (www.aoffest.com). Most recently, his work includes “Zombie Apocalypse” starring Ving Rhames, “24” starring Keifer Sutherland, “Seven Pounds” starring Will Smith, “A Thousand Words” starring Eddie Murphy, “Furry Vengeance” starring Brendan Frasier and “Black Dynamite” starring Michael Jai White just to name a few. Sean will be using his production and stunt coordinating skills in “Troy Speaks The Truth” as we continue to move forward.