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TIFF Main Hall

Renegade Lens Presents New Slate at Toronto International Film Festival

This week our Renegade Lens team is arriving in “The Great White North” to participate in one of the word’s greatest film events — The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). As accredited TIFF delegates we are so very proud to be introducing both Renegade Lens Pictures, and its motion picture slate to the world.

Our mission is to produce high ROI, quality motion picture entertainment with purpose — that enriches both society and the returns of our investors.

At this year’s TIFF Renegade Lens is introducing two films now in late development and entering pre-production.  All projects were launched with a well-designed, powerful transmedia and/or franchise adaptability.


The first is the new science fiction thriller GOD 2.0 - The Quantum Genesis.
As an unwitting beta-tester for a new Global Operations Dynamic (G.O.D.) AI that clones the consciousness of the deceased, a young widower risks all to stop G.O.D. from executing a secret genocidal military program.

We also are also presenting a supernatural horror feature Dark Veil - The Emergence.
A monstrous diabolical force abducts a young boy in a demon-possessed home. His father, an Iraq War Special Forces veteran, and mother, a former NSA hacker, race against time to save their son -- as they're joined by an Indian mystic and a powerful psychic, in a supernatural war against murderous dark entities.

We will be in Toronto meeting with distributors, sales agents and funders from 9/8 through 9/13. We still have some slots available if you're seeking to ally with an exceptional company creating exceptional films.  Contact us at and we’ll respond.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

On location during the PERFECTION shoot

Renegade Lens Delivers Perfection

Renegade Lens principals recently wrapped post-production on Perfection, the first film in the Real MINDS™ Project series. Created by director David Christopher Loya and funded in accordance with the Mental Health Services Act of 2004 (California Proposition 63), the Real MINDS (Mental Illness stigma Negation via Dynamic Storytelling) Project is a collection of dramatic films designed to combat the social stigma associated with mental illness.

“Those who suffer from mental illness remain the last social justice frontier we have yet to confront,” explains Perfection writer/director David Christopher Loya.

“Not unlike racism, the denigration of the mentally ill is something unconsciously and collectively woven deep into the fabric of society. We all have come to easily engage in jokes and deprecation about mental illness, often without considering its devastating effects on those who are already among the most vulnerable in our midst. But if we pause to think about it, why should mental illness be perceived more negatively, than other common illnesses, like diabetes or cancer?”

Perfection introduces us to 17-year-old Michael Rodriguez (played by Matthew Parry-Jones), an intelligent young man diagnosed with high functioning autism (commonly referred to as Asperger’s Syndrome). Although Autism, a neurological condition, is not technically a mental illness, children living with Autism are often targets for bullying. Michael, like many children and teens on the spectrum, struggles with a related mental illness, which spirals into a suicidal depression.

Perfection was produced in conjunction with 2SenseWorth International, a nonprofit dedicated to providing children with the resources needed to achieve their highest possible human potential. It is the filmakers’ hope that by casting a light on both the challenges faced by and the often amazing capabilities of children on the Autism spectrum, Perfection will start a conversation that can help reduce the social stigma faced by those diagnosed with Autism, and quite possibly save lives.

For details about the cast and crew, visit the Perfection listing on IMDb.