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Nancy Criss to direct new mystery thriller, Deadly Sanctuary

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Award-winning director, Nancy Criss, will be directing the new mystery thriller, Deadly Sanctuary, a feature film based on the book by Sylvia Nobel. Ms. Criss recently completed a faith-based movie, A Horse for Summer, starring Dean Cain and Christopher Atkins, which was filmed in Arizona.

“I am thrilled to have Nancy Criss direct this feature film based on my book, Deadly Sanctuary. As a fellow Arizonan, Nancy brings a passion for the stunning beauty of Arizona. And, her love for making wholesome family films for all ages gives her a heart for this movie," says award-winning writer, Sylvia Nobel.

Deadly Sanctuary is based on true events and Ms. Nobel's popular mystery book series. With the logline: "Feisty, female reporter goes undercover in a small Arizona town to unearth a horrifying secret," the storyline features a spirited character, red-headed reporter, Kendall O'Dell. It's an edge-of-your-seat thriller with a "knock your socks off" surprise ending.

"I'm so excited to direct this film, Deadly Sanctuary, and look forward to pitching it, too. It would make a great Lifetime TV series," said Nancy Criss, director/producer.

The film's cast will include veteran actors, Bobbi Jeen Olson and Nicole Criss. In addition, the casting team is looking for red-headed, young female actors, a good looking cowboy, and a female side-kick. If you are interested in submitting your resume, please include a headshot to: or

Get ready to enjoy a page-turner put to the big screen, as Nancy Criss directs this thrilling film, giving us heart-pounding entertainment that will be an enjoyable experience for every age group.

Here's an excerpt from the book's trailer: Feisty, flame-haired reporter, Kendall O'Dell, is drawn into an evil web of conspiracy beyond anything she could have ever imagined when she accepts a position at a small newspaper in isolated Castle Valley, Arizona. In the mix is a vanished reporter, two dead teenaged girls and an attractive cowboy. Kendall's life hangs in the balance as she strives to uncover the horrifying secret.

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