Logline: A little-known shell corporation formed by the big banks and Wall Street
has been quietly foreclosing on homes across America with no oversight from local,
state or federal authorities by using a process called robo signing.
Synopsis: As a privately-owned company destroys the livelihoods of homeowners
across the country while operating under the guise of a mortgage servicer, the filmmaker
highlights a Detroit homeowner and community leader who tells the heartbreaking story
of losing her family’s home at the behest of rogue law enforcement who threatened to
kill them while throwing her and her family out on the street.
Featuring: Sandra Hines, Detroit activist and Community leader
Camera crew: Patrick Yu, Dexter Collins
Story Consultant: Arvad Orion
Social Media Strategist: Dexter Collins
Underwater Stunt Performer: Arvad Orion
Official Selection, Docs Without Borders Film Festival, Rome Prisma Film Awards
"You’ve done an excellent job of telling the story of the loss of the family home of
Sandra Hines of Detroit through The Robo Con.. [It] took me back to that electric
moment in December of 2010 when she testified before the House Judiciary Committee.
Many of us on that panel with her were stunned by the intensity of her testimony and
the honest tragedy of her story... There was hope that, through the public tellings of the
tragic stories of people like [her], things would get better, that Congress would do more to
help the little guys stand up to the big banks... the foreclosures continued on and still go on...
and big banks like Wells Fargo go on praying upon American consumers. I hope that your...
re-telling of [her] story will shine the light again on the predatory business model of
America’s financial institutions. Thank you for this excellent piece of work."
Thomas A. Cox, Esq.
Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center