Psychotherapist, Speaker, & Entertainer, Rizi Timane, signs on as Co Producer for the filming of It’s Happening Right Here

Santa Clarita, CA, March 4, 2020 – Psychotherapist, Speaker, & Entertainer, Rizi Timane, has recently joined Emmy® Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, in the filming of It’s Happening Right Here. A new documentary that sheds light and awareness on the more than 300,000 American minors being lured into the sex trade every year.

Rizi Timane joined the Emmy® Award Winning DNA Films crew for a day of principle filming in San Diego in late January.

Rizi Timane was on set for Nanton’s interview with Tim Ballard, the founder of Operation Underground Railroad. Ballard and his organization will be highlighted in the film for their work in fighting trafficking, specifically in cases that involve women and children being brought into the U.S. from other countries.

He then joined the film crew for a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The Task Force Commander spoke with producers about cases involving minors who are trafficked online and through social media. Rizi Timane got to ask questions as the Task Force Commander gave a look into how police are working to fight trafficking and child exploitation in the U.S.

An investigator with San Diego ICAC gave Rizi Timane and his fellow producers a demonstration with one of the K-9s the task force uses for electronic detection of devices that store child pornography.

The interviews with Ballard and San Diego ICAC investigators will serve as two elements in this film which aims to give an overall view of the many ways trafficking is happening right here in the U.S.

Coming Fall 2020, It’s Happening Right Here follows the men and women who have joined together to make it their mission to rescue the millions of women, men, and children trapped in sex trafficking and make a difference in the lives of victims of this trade that is happening right here in our own backyards, in America.

About Rizi Timane

Rizi Xavier Timane is a female to male Transgender singer, Actor and public speaker. His memoir “An Unspoken compromise” detailing his discovery at 8 years old that he was trans and his eventual decision to transition in his 30’s, is an amazon best-selling memoir. Rizi Xavier’s songs feature positive lyrics that encourage the LGBT community to live authentically no matter what.

His music genre spans pop, EDM, and Hip Hop. He has performed at over 40 pride festivals and LGBT events in the USA and Europe. His latest single, “Still I Rise” featuring an all transgender cast, is currently trending on Twitter and YouTube!

If you would like to learn more about Rizi Timane and his services, connect with him at:

About DNA Films®:

DNA Films® is led by 15-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and 7-time Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award-winning films including Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On, Operation Toussaint, A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story, Triple Take, and Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story. Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring inspiring true-life stories to the screen as a means of encouraging and inspiring positive change.

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Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®

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