WVRF in Philadelphia 11:15 AM 4/12/2021

Ty Mann'sOur guest today is Major (Retired) Terrence “Ty” Manns he will discuss the new movie My Brother’s Keeper, he is the writer of the film and the story is based loosely on Ty’s father’s story coming back from Viet Nam.  Ty never lost his passion for storytelling, creativity, and film making. In 1999, Ty met his friend, colleague, and mentor, Mr. Rick Bieber, former President of HBO Pictures. Through Rick’s support and mentoring, Ty’s filmmaking and storytelling, knowledge, and experience grew. In 2006, Ty worked with Rick under his independent film production company, Angel City Pictures (ACP). From 2006 to 2009 ACP produced a number of independent film projects, including the tragic true story of Luke Abbate in the film The 5th Quarter.The film is now playing in theatres across the country.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KycbKhJL47Y


My Brother’s Keeper shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight – PTSD.  Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also discovers a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God, until he discovers a secret. Travis uncovers a secret hidden by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that threatens his new-found faith, restores his guilt, and causes him to consider the unthinkable.

Ty enlisted into the U.S. Military in 1980. In 1987 he was accepted into the Army ROTC program at Wright-State University, Dayton, Ohio. In 1989 he graduated and was commissioned, Second Lieutenant, Infantry, Regular Army. Ty served as an Army Infantry Officer in tactical assignments in Germany, Korea, and worldwide from 1989 to 2003. Throughout his military and corporate career, 

In 2016 he wrote the inspirational Pure Flix distributed, faith-based film, “A Question of Faith”. After that, he joined forces with Bishop Charles Mackie in 2017 to form Manns Mackie Studios, a Family and faith-based content production company.  In 2018 Manns Mackie Studios produced his screenplay, “My Brother’s Keeper” set for theatrical release by Collide Distribution and Universal Studios in 2021. In 2019 Manns Mackie Studios produced his co-written screenplay, “Redeemed” set for release on cable networks in 2021. Ty holds a BA degree in Business Communications, and an MBA in Operations Management (with marketing concentration). He is married to Mia Malveaux-Manns (25 years) and they have two sons 2LT Delone Manns (23) and Army ROTC Cadet Matthew Manns (21).  For more information fo to:Visit: https://www.mybrotherskeeper.com

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