Sanctuary City

Sanctuary City, an animation short, Zen Ben and friends pursue city repairs.

Prayer and community are the core message. Sanctuary City residents Lily Ladybug and Becky Butterfly are both injured. Zen Ben fails to raise money with a bake sale. However, working together is the key! Zen Ben asks Carnie Carl to bring the carnival. It’s the perfect way to bring the community together.

However, the evil Queen Lee tricks Zen Ben with fine print. Zen Ben mediates and asks the community to pray. Slick Rick arrives and provides Zen Ben with a miracle. Zen Ben wins the philanthropy award and puts people to work fixing up the Butterfly Sanctuary.

  • Stephanie Annis
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    Student, Screenplay
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Writer Biography - Stephanie Annis

Stephanie Annis holds a bachelor’s in management from Cleary University and a graduate school certificate in Nonprofit Mangement from Eastern Michigan University. Stephanie Annis began her Master’s in Creative Writing at Full Sail University in the Spring of 2016; she anticipates graduating with her Master’s of Fine Arts in the Spring of 2017.

Stephanie advocates for patients suffering from Crohn’s disease and patients who need cannabis therapy through public speaking events, research, and writing. She shared her personal story on and many magazines. Every year Stephanie selects a project to volunteer her skills. Stephanie’s philanthropic endeavor for 2017 is a documentary.

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