Triggered Looks to Use Action and Sarcasm to Tackle Hospital Malpractice Issues

Stained Tie Films
Stained Tie Films

Do you hate when people or companies do bad things and get away with it? Turns out, so does Frankie (Claire Stollery), the event-planner-turned-assassin at the center of the new digital series Triggered. From Stained Tie Films’ husband and wife team Stollery (How to Buy A Baby) and Scott Cavalheiro (Mary Kills People, The Good Witch), Triggered finds Frankie grieving her mother’s death from hospital malpractice. She soon recruits a military operative, Razor (Cavalheiro), who has no idea that she’s secretly working to take down the crooked individuals responsible for her mother’s death. He’s also unaware that despite their feelings for one another, she may frame everything on him, the only person she’s ever loved.

While Triggered is certainly a fun and action-packed series, Stollery and Cavalheiro aim to make it more than just that. “Triggered also targets the darker issue of hospital malpractice and bereaved families. The show highlights that most families can do nothing to garner justice or restitution except suffer in silence,” Stollery tells The TV Junkies. She went on to explain that each episode of the series will follow Frankie “on her mission for revenge with her unknowing accomplice Razor. Together they take down the health-care system, one bad guy at a time – leading Frankie to realize that revenge may never heal the heart…but perhaps Razor will.”

Stained Tie Films
Stained Tie Films

Speaking of matters of the heart, the idea for Triggered comes from a very personal place for Cavalheiro. The death of a relative who died from hospital malpractice and an infected needle at a local hospice in Ontario inspired him to bring this story to light. “His family spent years trying to get acknowledgement from the hospital, let alone restitution. After reading doing some digging, Scott realized that his family was most certainly not alone and there is a large community of families who don’t have a platform to share their stories,” Stollery explains.

They plan on further driving this point home after every episode where “members of the cast will interview real people, sharing their real stories and experiences with malpractice.” The Triggered team also wants to hear from the community though. Stollery says that “as we get closer to production, set for later this year, we will be looking to start a community of individuals who want to share their stories and discuss malpractice. Our aim is not to shake up the system, so to speak, but to raise awareness and hopefully help people, like Scott’s family, find a little solace through a group of shared experiences.”

Joining in the Triggered fun with Stollery and Cavalheiro is Canadian legend, Michael Cram (Flashpoint), as Frankie’s criminal father. Also, Frankie’s attraction to Razor may prove to be an issue for her pushover boyfriend, Ben, played by Jarod Joseph (The 100, Saving Hope). The talented cast will be looking to start filming in August if they get funding from sources such as the Independent Production Fund (IPF), Bell Fund and the IDM Fund. “Any views, likes, shares and comments on our trailer are greatly appreciated as they help with giving our project a better chance at funding. So please take a watch! Like, subscribe, comment!”

 

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