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AUXmedia AUXmedia is a production company . We specialize in the development and representation of print, film and digital content.

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06/06/2019

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Welcome to writer Jen Knox, author of a forthcoming short story collection! An Ohio-born writer, Jen Knox's fiction appe...
05/16/2019

Welcome to writer Jen Knox, author of a forthcoming short story collection! An Ohio-born writer, Jen Knox's fiction appears in The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books), The Adirondack Review, Chicago Tribune's Printers Row, Chicago Quarterly Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Fiction Southeast, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Saturday Evening Post, The Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, NPR, Crannog, and Fairlight Shorts. She is the author of After the Gazebo (NYC, New York: Rain Mountain Press) and The Glass City, which won the 2016 Prize Americana for Prose (Hollywood Books International). Jen earned her BA from Otterbein University and her MFA from Bennington. She works as a writing coach and lecturer. jenknox.com

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03/11/2019

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03/11/2019

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11/09/2018

CONGRATS to Annette McGivney's film deal for Pure Land!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BESTSELLING PURE LAND MEMOIR ACQUIRED BY HOLLYWOOD STUDIO

DETROIT, MI, [November 9, 2018] – The bestselling story behind Annette McGivney's Pure Land is now in development with a film studio, the first of several AUXmedia titles slated for future screen versions.

Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures, and the Search for Heaven on Earth (2017) has received critical acclaim and is based on the true story of journalist Annette McGivney’s 10-year odyssey reporting on the murder of Japanese hiker Tomomi Hanamure in the Grand Canyon. The book addresses powerful themes around the cycle of family violence as well as the healing power of nature. The story spans from the Grand Canyon to the southern tip of Japan.

"I'm touched that this story has touched the hearts of so many people and now has the chance to make it to the screen," said McGivney.

Pure Land was published by AUXmedia, which develops book-to-screen projects and specializes in diverse stories. The film studio, Silver Heart Productions, is run by producer Michael D. Jones, whose work includes Kill the Irishman (2011), which featured Vincent D’Onofrio and Val Kilmer.

About Pure Land
Tomomi Hanamure, a Japanese citizen who loved exploring the rugged wilderness of the American West, was killed on her birthday in 2006, stabbed 29 times as she hiked to Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Her killer was an 18-year old Havasupai youth named Randy Redtail Wescogame who had a history of robbing tourists and was addicted to meth. As the indigenous people of the Grand Canyon, the Havasupai once called the entire natural wonder their home before being forced onto a 500-acre reservation. Annette McGivney covered the murder and the plight of the tribe for Backpacker magazine and wrote an award-winning article that received more reader mail than any story in the last decade.

A woman who also enjoys wilderness hiking, McGivney felt a bond with Hanamure and embarked on a years-long pursuit to learn more about her, traveling to Japan and across the American West through Native American lands and national parks that Hanamure left in her journals. McGivney also felt a connection to Wescogame, Hanamure's killer, and her reporting unexpectedly triggered long-buried memories about violent abuse McGivney experienced as a child.

Pure Land is a story of this inner and outer journey, how two women in search of their true nature found transcendence in the West's most spectacular landscapes. It is also a tale of how child abuse leads to violence and destroys lives. And it is, ultimately, a story of healing.

Exciting news for our author Annette McGivney!
03/23/2018
Once Upon A Crime | True Crime : The Next Chapter: PureLand Author Annette McGivney

Exciting news for our author Annette McGivney!

PureLand is the story of the brutal murder of a young Japanese tourist named Tomomi Hanamure who was found stabbed to death while hiking to Grand Canyon's Havasu Falls.  But, it is also the story of three cultures - Japanese, American and Native American, the cycle of family violence, nature, s...

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03/14/2018
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10/04/2017

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In Production: When the Swan Sings on Hastings (short)

AUXmedia is currently in production on a short film based on a novel by Thomas Galasso, When the Swan Sings on Hastings. Based on the true story of the legendary Hastings Street in Detroit and the lives of its inhabitants. SWAN takes place on one cataclysmic day as the main characters witness the demise of their way of life. Filmed on location in Detroit and Hamtramck. Photos (c) 2018 by Kahn Santori Photography.

SPECIAL EVENT:

Southfield Public Library Music Series Presents When the Swan Sings on Hastings Street

Saturday, October 6, 2018

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