||Fred J. Hansen,
Your host and the sobriety film's creator is Fred J. Hansen, a Board
Certified Psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, who
decades devoting his life to the care and education of those suffering
from substance abuse.
Fred is the founder and CEO of Life
Management Resources, an outpatient
treatment program in Plano, TX. He has extensive experience in
working with chemical dependency
in a variety of settings
– from residential programs, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient
treatment programs - and as a gifted counselor working one on one
with his patients.
Fred’s work with Daytop Village, the nations largest treatment
program, earned him a “Lifetime Achievement” award.
||Martin Beck, National Award
Winning Film Director
Martin Beck started his directorial career in 1970. Based in Charlotte,
NC. He worked primarily on the East Coast from New York to Atlanta
to Miami, directing television commercials, documentaries and motion
In the past 30 years he has directed over 2000 television commercials.
Martin has received awards from every major broadcast competition
for his work, including the New York Art Directors Show, the Clio
and Addy awards, the New York, Houston and Hollywood International
Film Festivals. His work has appeared on the NBC Special, The Best
Martin has also directed national award winning documentaries for
the Sterling Research Institute, Ford Motor Company and industrial
films for Coca Cola, Wendy's, Shakespeare and Wrangler, to name just
In 1973, Martin directed his first full length motion picture Challenge,
which grossed over 20 million dollars. Challenge was produced by the
EO Studios of North Carolina and has twice been on Variety's top 50
list. Martin has worked on 17 other films in almost every capacity,
from assistant director to production manager, from make-up artist
to sound engineer, from associate producer to music supervisor. He
directed the motion pictures The Brass Ring and The Manhunter, co-starred
as the heavy in Dark Sunday, worked as associate producer on Wolfman
and directed and edited Last Game.
Mr. Beck currently lives in Texarkana, TX and is the director of The
Actors Studio, an actor’s workshop for young, gifted and aspiring
actors and actresses.
||Bryan Jefferies, Videographer
Bryan is a resident of Texarkana, TX and the President of Over the
Edge Studios, a professional digital and interactive audio production
studio. The studio specializes in cinematic productions, broadcast
advertising and interactive business presentations as well as an assortment
of other video endeavors.
Bryan is an extremely talented musician as well as videographer who
provided music and editing talent to the Finding Hope Project.
||Marieta Hansen, Teleprompt
Controller and Script Editor
From the first word Fred entered into the computer, Marieta has been
by his side editing, redacting, providing teleprompt control, script
development and presentation. Marieta is Fred’s wife of 44 years
and has been involved in the treatment business with Fred for all
these years. She too was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement
Award from Daytop Village for her dedication and work with adolescents
in treatment. The film would never have been possible without her
constant encouragement, support and assistance.
The cast includes dedicated talent who gave of themselves selflessly
to make this project a reality. Actors and Actresses include:
Katie Cody (Texarkana Unit)
Spencer Fred (Dallas Unit)
The Staff of Life Management Resources who assisted in this production,
Christi Nelson and Mark Sheppard.
And many friends who provided an audience during the filming who dedicated
their time and energy to make this project a reality.
Thank you all,