TORONTO (September 15, 2022) — Remi Adeleke (The Plane, The Terminal List, Ambulance, and FOX’s newly announced Special Forces: The Ultimate Test), writer/actor/director, and producer Alan Siegel of G-BASE announce Adeleke’s feature cinematic directorial debut with the action/thriller, Unexpected Redemption, which is based off of Adeleke’s human trafficking and organ harvesting short film, The Unexpected, which Adeleke wrote/directed and produced.
Set for a September 30, 2022 release and based on true events and through the lens of its two victims, the short, The Unexpected unearths an elaborate international human-trafficking/organ harvesting ring and its link to terrorism.
The feature length film, Unexpected Redemption, picks up five years from where the short left off and delves deeper into the dark and treacherous world of human trafficking, specifically focusing on the rarely talked about world of organ harvesting. The short film has received rave reviews and wide interest within the industry and film festival circuit, which played a huge role in G-BASE coming on board along with other entities that cannot yet be mentioned.
Unexpected Redemption makes its TIFF world market premiere in Toronto. Alan Siegel and G-BASE will be producing and Adeleke will be directing the film which he wrote himself.
“After working with Remi on The Plane and observing his talents first-hand, we’re so excited to be working with him.” Said Siegel.
“Human Trafficking is the fastest growing illegal enterprise in the world, and organ harvesting is one of the ugliest forms and least reported on. There are more people enslaved around the world today than any other time in human history. And, as a descendent of slaves on my mother’s side, I felt it would be a travesty for me to not use my background and real-world experiences to expose this evil.” Said Adeleke.
In Unexpected Redemption, loyalties are tested when Rudy Rivera, a former special forces operator and current GRS-CIA operative is called to fulfill the last wishes of his estranged brother, Diego who has spent the last seven years organ trafficking around the world. Rudy will embark on a journey with two former GRS operatives/human trafficking NGOs to take down one of the largest international organ-harvesting rings that has ever existed.
Adeleke’s path towards directing began as a military consultant on multiple big budget films with Michael Bay, as well as the upcoming Netflix film, Here Comes The Flood by Simon Kinberg. He’s also consulted on military related commercials and television shows such as Invasion for Apple TV and FOX’s upcoming newly announced Special Forces: The Ultimate Test which features luminaries from all-star professional athletes to Reality-TV stars and
“Additionally, the success of the short film led to Tenderfoot TV sourcing the IP for a nonfiction podcast series titled “The Unexpected Podcast.” They are also developing a fiction podcast with Adeleke centered around organ harvesting titled “B1 Butcher.” Based on true events, the series is in partnership with John Dryden and Brett Neichin of Lights Out. “It’s been a great experience to work with Remi to develop content with a larger purpose in mind,” says Donald Albright, Co-Founder and President of Tenderfoot TV. “He is diving into a plethora of important topics from sex trafficking and organ harvesting to forced labor, all of which are more relevant than ever in today’s landscape.” Both shows are set for release in 2023 and will be available on all podcast platforms.
Adeleke is also a celebrated author known for his best-selling memoir “Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds,” and the upcoming, recently announced “Chameleon” book series with Harper Collins William Murrow.
More information on Unexpected Redemption, including casting, production and more will be forthcoming.
An Atlanta-based actress, model, writer, and screenwriter, Miranda started her career on stage in high school. She figured out that acting and writing were two passions of hers that allowed her to constructively express her emotions through character and narrative. In 2022, she packed up her cat and everything she owned to move across the US to Atlanta to further pursue opportunities in the entertainment industry. She is currently working on a novel and the screenplay adaptation for the novel, and enjoys designing graphics.