Voice For The Kids
Sasha Joseph Neulinger (B.A in Film Production at Montana State University) is the co-founder and Head of Production at Step 1 Films. He has worked behind the scenes on National Geographic's award winning series, "America, The Wild" as an assistant editor. At Step 1 Films, he has produced, directed, and edited multiple commercial videos for various corporate clients nationally. He is currently directing his first feature length documentary, "Rewind To Fast-Forward," an autobiographical film about his life surviving multigenerational child sexual abuse. In April 2014, Sasha launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for his film, and in doing so became the 6th most backed documentary in Kickstarter history, raising over $176,000 from the support of 4,395 supporters. In October 2014, Sasha directed an Emmy Award Winning Film crew in Philadelphia, and completed principal photography for Rewind To Fast-Forward during a three week film shoot. While raising the remaining funds needed to complete his film, and directing the post-production team, Sasha also travels nationally as a public speaker, advocating for reforms in child advocacy and child abuse prevention. On March 27th, 2015, Sasha presented at TEDxBozeman. His presentation was titled "Trauma Is Irreversible. How It Shapes Us Is Our Choice." Since it was released to the public on May 20th, 2015, Sasha’s TEDx Talk has been viewed over 130,000 times to date, reaching survivors internationally. On August 8th, 2016, Sasha was the Survivor Keynote Speaker at the Crimes Against Children Conference, where he spoke to over 4,200 men and women representing all 50 states and 28 other nations in the fight against child abuse.