RR Film Production / Ron Ray is the main producer of the Award-winning feature film TREES OF PEACE.  The film is represented by UTA.  The movie was shot by Cinematographer Michael Rizzi and was edited by Kiran Pallegadda and Gabriel Fleming.  Our music composer is famed composer David Buckley.

Ron Ray discovered Alanna Brown and her incredible script in February 2019 through Instagram.  Instantly, after reading the script and talking to Alanna, this became a passion project for Ron, and he decided to produce this feature film.  Ron is the lead producer of the movie, who acquired the IP, brought in the writer/director, raised full financing, and led the production from beginning to end with director Alanna Brown.  Ron Ray & Michelle Ray brought in Producers Nicole Avant, Brian Baniqued, Jeff Spiegel, Barry Levine, Mike Bundlie to the project. 

 

"Trees Of Peace" WON the Best Film Jury Award, Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema, and the film also WON the ADL Stand Up Santa Barbara Award at the prestigious 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  The film premiered at the 2021 SBIFF. The film also won the BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR awards at the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival.

Talented writer/director Alanna Brown was on the prestigious Hollywood Blacklist in 2018 for her script THE 29TH ACCIDENT.  She was also on the Hit List and the Young & Hungry List for the same feature. She is represented by Charles Ferraro, a partner at UTA.  

TREES OF PEACE is inspired by true events.  From April through June of 1994, a genocide against the Tutsis, killed approximately 1,000,000+ men, women, and children.  Many went to extraordinary lengths to survive and to protect others.

Four women from different backgrounds and beliefs, each broken in their own ways, are forced to reconcile their inner demons and put their differences aside…in order to live through the day—for 81 days straight.

The only chance Annick, Mutesi, Jeanette, and Peyton have to survive is in learning to rely on each other. Trapped and hiding in an underground compartment during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, they’ve escaped the initial outbreak of violence ravaging the country. HERE, their story begins…

Their incredible will to survive drives them to forge an unbreakable bond. Over the course of their journey, each of these women learns what it truly means to find forgiveness, acceptance, purpose, and peace.

 

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Writer/Director Alanna Brown

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Feature Film

Writer/Director:  Alanna Brown

Producers:

 

Ron Ray p.g.a

Barry Levine p.g.a.

Mike Bundlie

Brian Baniqued

Jeff Spiegel

Vicky Petela p.g.a.

Alanna Brown

 Executive Producers: 

Michelle Ray

Nicole Avant

Joseph Lanius

Pascal Vaguelsy

Denise Bradley

Arlene Madison

Julien Favre

Linda Aranda

Lindsay Aichinger