Cameras are Rolling in the Charlotte Area for Charlie's Scars

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  • Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2011 - Full-service video production company-Episode XI Studios, LLC (E11S) is located in Charlotte, NC and is in the final stages of producing a short film about Charlie Petrizzo and Project 2 Heal of Waxhaw, NC. The film's title, "Charlie's Scars" ( will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City Utah, January 2011. The goal of the film is to address the process of healing, and how the unconditional love of a dog can help individuals overcome a painful past.

    Charlie's Project 2 Heal is an organization that donates Labrador Retrievers, trained as skilled companion dogs, to families with special-needs children: including burn victims, those with Downs Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and many others. The mission of Project 2 Heal is to help children overcome pain through the unconditional love of a dog.

    Charlie's incredible story begins when he was just five years old. After two life-threatening injuries, a high-level position at a national bank, and the passing of his mother, Charlie realizes his purpose in life is to help facilitate the physical, mental, and emotional healing processes of others.

    As an extension of donating skilled companion dogs for special-needs children, Project 2 Heal also donates puppies to be trained as service animals for the sightless, extreme diabetics, those with seizures, and others. The puppies are sent to a women's prison where the prisoners spend eight to twelve months preparing the puppies to serve their owners, but when Charlie finds out that one of the prisoners was involved in one of the United States most heinous crimes, he questions his participation in the prison program.

    As the story unfolds, Charlie makes a decision about the prison and reveals his plans to expand Project 2 Heal to become a one-of-a-kind facility for those needing healing.

    Episode XI Studios, LLC is located in Charlotte, NC, and believes in going well beyond a camera and a tripod, by using a cinema approach to video production by using camera cranes and dollies-the gear Hollywood uses. The end result isn't a video production, but a Hollywood-style production…and all for the small to mid-sized company.

    If you would like more information, please contact Randy Davis at 704.998.3711, or visit the website at

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