The Last Warning Shot

Strangulation is a serious crime. This film was made to train law enforcement on the seriousness of strangulation assaults. A woman who is strangled one time is 750% more likely to be killed.

  • Michael Burke
  • Michael Burke
  • Michael Burke
  • Casey Gwinn
    Key Cast
  • Gael Strack
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Bill Smock
    Key Cast
  • Lt. Dan Rincon
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Michael Burke
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Michael Burke

Michael Burke is the Executive Director of Pathways to Hope for Children, Shasta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council.

Previously Michael worked for Alliance for HOPE International and he traveled around the county developing Camp HOPE America, (a camping program for children that have been exposed to family violence), providing technical assistance to communities starting co-located service center for survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault and training professionals on strangulation assaults.

Michael founded the Shasta Family Justice Center and help create One SAFE Place in Shasta County, CA. Early in his professional life, he was a photojournalist for the Redding Record Searchlight.

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Director Statement

I am very proud of this film. I made while working with the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. I was able to travel the country with the world's leading experts on strangulation assaults. The goal of this project was to train law enforcement on the complexities of this serious crime. Men who strangle women are the most dangerous men in America. Viewers will learn the definition of strangulation, how to recognize and document the crime and better understand the survivor's experience.