Join APSAC Members for a limited screening of "Foster Boy" and Discussion with the Producers
Join APSAC Members for an exclusive, limited screening of "Foster Boy" followed by a Discussion with the Producers Jay Paul Deratany and Peter Samuelson, and Lyndsey Wilson, CEO of FirstStar.
See this acclaimed, important film FREE. All members who register will receive a password protected link to view "Foster Boy" that will remain open until midnight on Sunday, February 28. Registrants will also receive a link to the follow-up panel discussion with the producer and other principals from "Foster Boy" on Monday, March 1 at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT. By accepting the link to view Foster Boy, you explicitly agree not to share or reproduce the link or the images in any form. Register Here
About "Foster Boy" Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine) is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit foster care agency is accused of putting a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal (Shane Paul McGhie), with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career protecting corporate interests, at first wants nothing to do with Jamal’s case, until a judge forces him to accept it. Initially he sees Jamal as a kid off the street looking to grab a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit foster care agency, Michael is transformed from cynical skeptic to fierce warrior in the pursuit of justice as they fight to expose the corruption and immorality of the for-profit foster care system.
Foster Boy is directed by Youssef Delara (“Filly Brown,” “The Bounce Back,” “English as a Second Language”) and is produced by Jay Paul Deratany and Peter Samuelson, Anne- Marie Mackay (“The Last Word,” “The Girl from Nagasaki,” “Always Outnumbered”) and Andrew Sugerman (“Conviction,” “Shop Girl,” “Premonition”). Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal is an Executive Producer on the film, and has a “Presented By” credit as well. Other Executive Producers are RKO Pictures Vice Chair Mary Beth O’Connor, O’Neal’s partner Michael Parris, John Schimmel, Thom and Matt Lipari, Max Adler and Danny Moony. The production is partnered with nationally recognized charities Children’s Rights of New York, the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego, and First Star of Los Angeles, as expert advisers on the story. Consider joining APSAC for access to members only programs and benefits.