The documentary is the riveting true story of Haskin’s narrow escape from The North Tower of The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, her subsequent battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, homelessness and the faith that gave her the fight to live. With never before seen photos, original music and raw emotional interviews from Haskin and those closest to her, first responders and others who fled the crumbling twin towers; BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO gives audiences an inside perspective that has never been seen before, engaging them beyond an afterthought and allowing them to connect on a deeper level.
"Reliving what it was like inside those towers, and the horrors and miracles that went along with it is humbling and inspiring… unlike anything I've experienced,"
But BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND is not just another 9/11 story.
"This is a gripping survival story inside one of history's most infamous events," says Executive Producer and Cloud Ten Pictures founder, Paul Lalonde. "What's wonderful is that despite the enormous tragedy, hope and faith still triumph."
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO is an example of the strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome. It will touch you. It will inspire you. It will give you the courage to survive your own crumbling towers.
September 11th marks my rebirth," says Haskin. "Yes, I still struggle at times with being in tall buildings and stairwells, but God blessed me with continued life for a reason. And every time that I speak about my experience and it gives people hope, I remember what that reason is."
The feature-length documentary is set for release August 28, 2012 nationwide on DVD. BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO will be distributed domestically on DVD through E1 Entertainment and Cloud Ten Pictures. The documentary will air nationally on public television stations in September (check local listings)
--- end ---
For additional press information, please visit: www.betweenheavenandgroundzero.com
For Between Heaven & Ground Zero teaser reel, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/
ABOUT CLOUD TEN PICTURES:
Cloud Ten Pictures is a film company based in St. Catharine, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York. Referred to by The National Post as “one of the most successful indie-studios in the English speaking world”, the company is passionate about producing inspirational Christian movies. And with more than a decade of both critical and popular success, Cloud Ten Pictures has become a known and trusted documentary and filmmaking brand name.
Best known for producing the Left Behind film series, Cloud Ten’s film library consists of more than five best sellers and features film stars and celebrities Mr. T, Judd Nelson, Burt Reynolds, Margot Kidder, Kirk Cameron and Gary Busey.
ABOUT LESLIE HASKIN:
In 2001, Leslie Haskin was an executive for one of the top insurance companies in America. On the morning of September 11th, when a hijacked plane struck the first World Trade Center tower, Haskin was in her office on the 36th floor. After surviving the terrorist attacks, Haskin suffered severe PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) which led to her being committed to a psychiatric hospital, huge medical bills and ultimately left her and her son, Eliot, homeless.
Today, Haskin has dedicated her life to helping others. She is a sought after public speaker, the author of four books and the founder and director of Safe HUGS Ministries. Her remarkable journey of loss, recovery and faith has positioned her as the voice of hope for many.