The Ripple Effect Podcast #352 (Filmmaker John Paul Rice | Art And Trauma)

Sep 8, 2021

John Paul Rice is a filmmaker who started his career in Georgia working on Jerry Bruckheimer’s Remember the Titans (2000) starring Denzel Washington and We Were Soldiers (2002), starring Mel Gibson.

In 2001, John landed a position at the Los Angeles film finance, sales and production company Senator International, a US division of Senator Films [DE] (which later became Mandate Pictures) led by industry veteran Joseph Drake (The Hunger Games, Juno, The Grudge, Harold and Kumar…). Under Joe’s leadership, John developed an interest in producing independent feature films.

In 2008, John Paul Rice formed No Restrictions Entertainment with filmmaker Edgar Michael Bravo. No Restrictions creates authentic feature films, miniseries and documentaries while incorporating & humanizing issues rarely addressed in Hollywood movies. No Restrictions has produced these critically acclaimed films, One Hour Fantasy Girl (2009), The Magic Stone (2016), Memories of a Lost Love (2011), Mark’s Secret to Eternal Life (2013) and A Nice Quiet Life (2018). The team recently released their 6th project in 10 years with A Child’s Voice (2018), a supernatural thriller about a runaway teen who answers a child calling out for help and is sent on a journey to find a human trafficking network run by the child’s killer. All six films tell bold, authentic, real-life stories of survival in the face of uncertainty with a hope and love for a better world. The team is now in preparation for their 7th feature with Game Day (2022).

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