Barbara Erysian (Writer/Producer) is the mother of three and holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Oregon. She has been teaching math at the community college level since 1990.

This story laid on her heart for more than forty years. Although she’s never made a film, Barbara’s dedicated to telling this story to the widest possible audience. Her dream is that her great, great, great grandchildren will know and remember these tragic events of the past and know how hope can be found in the darkest places.

Manuel “Max” Freedman (Writer/Director/Producer) has, for many years, run his Max Freedman Media (MFM) and its MFM Productions division in Los Angeles. The company produces, writes screenplays, and coaches other screenwriters. It develops and produces a range of projects from big to small budgets.

Max is executive producer on Wait Till Helen Comes (2016). He directed and edited a dozen short films for clients in Silicon Valley. He wrote three books on desktop movie making for Adobe Systems as well as wrote, produced, directed and edited a short film for them. Max holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University.

Max hopes you will become involved in this project to help us keep the Armenian Tragedy from being forgotten by history. We will remember…

David Hovan (Executive Producer) has had a successful career in the film industry, as a professional actor, screenwriter and as a multi award-winning independent filmmaker.

Until recently, David was a senior executive at Brightlight Pictures, an internationally renowned film production company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

David holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU Dallas, Texas.

Stephen Chollet (Cinematographer)
Stephen Chollet is a two-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker based in Chico, California. For over a decade he has worked independently as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and visual effects artist. Most recently, Stephen was honored with the Best Cinematography Award in the Place Called Sacramento Film Festival for his work on the short film Postponed (2017).

Stephen’s work has taken him around the world – 6 continents to be exact. From the depths of the Egyptian pyramids to the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia; his work is as diverse as the locations and people encountered on these journeys.

In addition to filmmaking, Stephen is an avid cyclist, outdoorsman and most enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids and their beloved Samoyed.

A sample presentation of his wonderful work can be found at