Without Charity

This is the story of a small Indiana town, three murders, and the trial that followed; it is a story that ends in the incarceration, conviction, and eventual release of a young woman named Charity Payne who would become the focal point of a small town's frustration with the criminal justice system. What caused this young woman to become involved in such horrible circumstances? What impact did her eventual release have on the victims' families? What does this story say about the state of the criminal justice system in America today?

  • Paul G. Lyzun
    Citizen in the Temple, The Drone
  • Paul G. Lyzun
    The Drone, Citizen in the Temple, Beyond the Basement Door, The Seashell
  • Sally O'Brien
  • Jack Goldberg, Dawn Hendrix, Brad Hendrix, Jackie Rachev, Krtistofer Rachev
  • Charity Payne
    Key Cast
  • Shaun Landry
    The Drone, Citizen in the Temple
  • Corey O'Brien
    The Drone, Citizen in the Temple
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • River Bend Film Festival
    South Bend, IN
    April 13, 2014
Director Biography - Paul G. Lyzun

Paul G. Lyzun grew up in South Bend, Indiana, where graduated from Indiana University (South Bend) with a concentration in Electronic Media. He also holds a Master's in Fine Arts in Digital Cinema from DePaul University.
Paul has nearly 20 years editing experience and nearly a decade of working behind the camera as a cinematographer for various projects.
His passion is documentary filmmaking, and is currently in preproduction for his latest project.
He enjoys watching films and hockey and resides outside of Chicago.

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Director Statement

Now is the greatest time to be a filmmaker. We have so much at our fingertips to tell a story thoroughly, with depth, and we can ethically edit that work into a story that can change the way people think.