Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel, Florida | Film Feature

Adventure, Fantasy

JC and Rita De La Torre

1 Campaigns | Florida, United States

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Seekers of the Lost Worlds is an action adventure film in the spirit of Indiana Jones and the National Treasure films. Principal photography is completed, but we want this film to reach its full potential of fun adventure, amazing mysteries and daring drama with outstanding visuals!

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Mission Statement

The project is a husband and wife team of Hispanic decent, promoting film making by minorities. The creator/producer/co-director of the project is female, promoting women in film. Two of our three leads are female, and our villain is a female as well, promoting women in front of the camera as well.

The Story

Seekers of the Lost Worlds is an action adventure film in the spirit of Indiana Jones and the National Treasure films. The movie follows the story of two unlikely adventurers, Jason and Rita, who receive a strange package with a rare artifact.


The artifact sets them on the path of adventure, excitement, danger and wonder in search of the mythical continent of Atlantis. There will also be humor, too, because every good adventure movie needs that stress releasing giggle moment.


Originally conceived as a television mini-series, Seekers will make its debut as a feature film starring Jim Horning as Jason, Shanel Sparr as Rita and Allison Farrell as Sara O’Hara.


It also features NY Times Best Selling author Debbie Viguie in the role of the Curator.

Created by Rita De La Torre, written and directed by the husband and wife team of Rita and JC De La Torre, the film takes us to far away places like Hawaii and the Bahamas but was primarily filmed in Wesley Chapel, Florida.


Some location shoots include a beach bar in St. Petersburg Florida, St. Augustine, Florida and Hillsborough River State Park.


Principal Photography was completed on June 25th, 2016.



We had a very small budget for Seekers, so it took the collective efforts of the crew and cast to make a believable, fun and exciting story.


We're currently looking for help with Post Production fund to make this film as great as it can be. 

Still to be done: Editing, film score, chromakey and rotoscoping, audio engineering, visual FX.


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Editing and Color Correction

Costs $750

Editing and color correction from professional editing services.

Visual FX

Costs $3,500

Adding visual effects to enhance the film's realism and entertainment quality.

Audio Engineering

Costs $750

Sound in your film is as important as the visuals. This helps fine tune our sound with realistic effects, clear dialogue and soundscapes.

Chroma-Keying and Rotoscoping

Costs $3,000

60% of this film was done on Green Screen. We want to provide the most realistic blending possible.

Film Score

Costs $2,000

What is Indiana Jones without John Williams' score? A great film score can enhance scenes and drive the story.

Cash Pledge

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About This Team

Creator, co-writer, co-Director and Producer

Rita De La Torre

Rita De La Torre is the creator, co-writer, producer and co-director of Seekers of the Lost Worlds. Rita is Executive Vice President - Business Affairs for Brazen Wench Productions, is co-owner of Transmissions From Atlantis Entertainment, has acted in the audio dramedy Doctor Geek's Laboratory, was a producer on the Doctor Geek film short, Moments in Science, and is the co-host of Transmissions From Atlantis, a sci-fi podcast with a special emphasis on Doctor Who.

Rita's IMDB profile


Co-Writer, co-Director and Producer

JC De La Torre

JC De La Torre is writer and creator of the IDW comics space and sorcery mini-series, Star Mage and the Executive Vice President of New Media, Film & Television for Brazen Wench Productions, LLC and co-owner of Transmissions From Atlantis Entertainment. In addition to the executive role, he also serves as a Producer and screenwriter for many Brazen Wench projects.

JC also produced and directed Seekers of the Lost Worlds, co-written with his wife Rita De La Torre. 

De La Torre has written two novels, Ancient Rising and Rise of the Ancients – Annuna, as well as Nightmares from Eberus – A Speculative Fiction collection. He has also released to e-book the novellas for Continuum Force and the Serial Vampire series.

He is also co-host of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror podcast Transmissions From Atlantis and is a voice actor for the audio drama Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.

JC's IMDB Profile



 Jim Horning

Jim Horning was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Dorothy Murray and Jerry Horning. The youngest of four children, Jim spent most of his life between both New Jersey and Florida. It is no surprise to family and friends that Jim knew he would be an actor since the age of five, especially since he could often be found creating and practicing his own scripts or acting out entire pieces while playing every character.


Interestingly enough, music caused a bit of a detour as Jim’s classically trained bass/baritone allowed for him to perform his original material at festivals and shows in the late 90s and early 2000s. Turning his attention once again toward acting, Jim began to find increased work in modeling which eventually led to his being in front of the camera.

With his unique look (due in part to a mixed heritage including Irish, Scottish, German, Italian and American Indian) Jim is often cast in very diverse and varying roles. Be sure to look for meaningful and intense work from this very unique talent.

Jim's IMDB Profile


Shanel Sparr

Shanel Sparr takes on the role of one of our two main adventurers, Rita. Sparr is a recent graduate of University of Central Florida’s Acting program with a Bachelor in Fine Arts.  Her previous acting credits include Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor, Susy in Wait Until Dark, and Ana in The Baltimore Waltz.  Her previous assistant directing credits include Footloose, The Foreigner, and The 39 Steps.  Along with her recent casting in Seekers of the Lost World, Shanel is currently playing The Woman in an originally conceived piece for the Orlando Fringe Festival entitled Shatter.  She is also working on an interactive theatrical gaming experience entitled When Shadows Fall as the character Gold.  Shanel also enjoys creating websites, photography, and her two cats: Alex and Lu.  She looks forward to continuing creating in all avenues of art.

Shanel's IMDB Profile


Debbie Viguié

Debbie Viguié  to play the role of The Curator in Seekers of the Lost Worlds.

Debbie is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a fifty novels including the Wicked series co-authored with Nancy Holder and the Witch Hunt series.


Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Robin Hood: Demon’s Bane (co-authored with James Tuck), a retelling of the classic Robin Hood story infused with black magic and sorcery. In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including the wildly popular Psalm 23 Mysteries and the Kiss trilogy.


Debbie also has extensive acting experience in the theater and has a starring role in Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.


When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks. They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.

Debbie's IMDB Profile


Allison Farrell

Allison Farrell takes on the crucial role of Sara O’Hara in Seekers of the Lost Worlds.


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