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This project was successfully funded on June 10, 2012.

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When Patriotism Trumps Hell...

 "Troy Speaks The Truth" is inspired by true events which tells the story of a female Marine, First Leiutenant Diana Troy (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, Diana's personal journey is one of courage, strength and loyalty.   


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. Erika's character touched fans worldwide and made it okay to be the "bad girl", continuing to give Erika 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.  She has had continued success booking television shows such as "Law & Order LA", "Parenthood", “Cold Case”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “Hawthorne”, “The Forgetten”, and “Sons of Anarchy” to name a few.

Ingeborg Eiland

Writer - Producer

Ingeborg is a graduate of Michigan State University. While attending MSU, she earned her BA and Letters in Psychology with a specialization in Film Studies. Ingeborg 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, she opened a production office in Downtown Detroit and eventually relocated to Los Angeles California.  Since relocating, she has produced 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”.  Ingeborg is also the writer/director of the feature film "The Runner" set to began production spring 2012.

Sean Christopher


Sean Christopher has over fifteen years of 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 ( 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 producing and stunt coordinating skills in "Troy Speaks The Truth" as we continue to move forward.


As you may know, the filmmaking process consists of the following stages; Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production.  Currently our team is in the Development stage.  After almost 2 years of extensive research and numerous interviews, we have finally transformed our screenplay from what started out as a short film into a feature length screenplay. We are asking for funds to assist us in doing the following:

1. Attaching our director 

2. Casting director 

3. Talent 

This project is very close to our hearts as each member of 8 Ten Grind Productions has one or more family members that have served or are serving in our United States Military.  Therefore we come to you humbly, asking for your participation in helping us get this project off the ground.  Your donations will allow us to give a voice to the stories of our troops that so often go unheard.   We thank you in advance for all your support.


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