You are listening to “A Sanctuary Song,” lyrics and music written by Daniel Redwood, arrangements and orchestration by Gerald Trottman, vocals by Angie Trottman. “A Sanctuary Song” is the signature musical piece for the feature film Miss Liberty. “A Sanctuary Song” is available on Daniel Redwood’s new album Songs for Animals, People & the Earth. For more information about Miss Liberty, please read the information below while you enjoy this moving song.
Main Street Vegan Productions is proud to announce its new feature film, Miss Liberty, which is in development. Miss Liberty is the delightful story of a cow who escapes from a slaughterhouse and transforms the lives of a colorful cast of characters. (See Synopsis below.) Written by Victoria Moran and William Melton, Miss Liberty, the film’s executive producers are Gene Baur, cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, and Main Street Vegan Productions.
“Miss Liberty is both a touching story that has never before been told in this genre, and it has the power to truly change hearts and open minds about the profound beauty that comes when we give animals a chance to live out their lives peacefully. America will love this movie.”
A cow escapes from a slaughterhouse in a small Midwestern town, and finds refuge in the backyard of computer technician Bob Sanders. Bob just happens to be owed money by Jack Parnell, Sr., the slaughterhouse owner, and he seizes the cow as collateral.
But events quickly escalate beyond a simple case of unpaid debt. Patricia Levinson (aka, “Cow Patty”), a well-known animal rights lawyer, arrives in town from the big city to lead Bob’s defense. Unfortunately for Bob, Patricia has much more on her mind than simply getting Bob his money. She turns the case into an animal rights cause célèbre, and uses it as a platform to attack the inhumane and illegal procedures that are routine at Parnell’s slaughterhouse.
Jason Levinson, Patricia’s ex-husband, soon shows up in town. He is also a lawyer, representing “the Association,” which has a strong interest in not allowing the case to succeed.
The story plays out against the backdrop of the battle by Patricia to save the cow, known as Miss Liberty, and to challenge the illegal operating practices of the slaughterhouse. However, Miss Liberty is not just about the cow.
The past contentious relationship of Patricia and Jason continues as it impacts their handling of the lawsuit. At the same time, Bob has to contend not only with the case, but with his ex-wife’s decision to pursue a lucrative writing career in LA – with the resulting negative effect on their two children. And while fighting to save Miss Liberty, Patricia is dealing with the pressure from the unsupportive law firm where she works.
Miss Liberty is also filled with unique characters, including Jack, Jr. (aka “Jackass”), the ne’er-do-well son of Jack Parnell, Sr. and “Shakespeare,” the Mexican-American slaughterhouse supervisor who experiences a dramatic change of heart from his encounter with Patricia and Miss Liberty.
All of these characters and story lines come together to present an entertaining and humorous film, while at the same time addressing important societal issues regarding inhumane treatment of animals and working conditions for immigrants in dangerous, low-level jobs, in a manner suitable for family audiences.
If you’d like to become involved in this project or want more information, a complete script, business plan and budget information are available upon request. Please write to email@example.com, letting us know the nature of your interest.
“A smart, funny, and thought-provoking family film that, through the plight of one cow, shows how very human we can all be.”