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A cinematic documentary about addiction and recovery, told through the story of Christine Ortoll, a young woman who fought, and ultimately lost, a ten-year battle with mental illness and substance use disorder via overdose.

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Fire Pillar Entertainment took this powerful story and created a cinematic award winning film that is evocative, compelling and engaging.
Our role was to produce this project from start to finish including concepting, writing, producing, filming, and post-production -- we did it all.

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This powerful film is a true story about the struggles and challenges first responders face and the toll it takes on their lives.
​​Break Every Chain stars Ignacyo Matynia and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark, God's Not Dead).

Filled with talented performances and beautiful cinematography, Break Every Chain gives us a glimpse into the challenges of being a police officer.


Based on the true story and award winning book Break Every Chain by veteran police officer Jonathan Hickory; in which he shares his intimate perspective into the struggle that many of our heroes battle in their hearts.

Drowning in the depths of depression and sadness, burning with anger, and chained down by alcoholism, Jonathan couldn’t do it anymore. After the loss of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in the line of duty, and the death of his son, Jonathan turned to the world for answers—finding only darkness. Facing the threat of losing his job as a police officer, the threat of losing his wife and daughter, and contemplating suicide, Jonathan turns to faith and finds hope and redemption.

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Fire Pillar Entertainment took this true story and created a cinematic award winning film that is inspiring the world.
Our role was to produce this project from start to finish including concepting, writing, co- producing, filming, and post-production -- we did it all.
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Tim Searfoss

Tim Searfoss is an international award winning director/producer/writer with a passion for storytelling and inspiring audiences.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Tim and his family emigrated when he was 7 years old to the United States. 

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, his films and productions have earned international recognition and more importantly have helped inspire many all across the globe. He has a passion for telling stories that help change lives.  

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Director, Producer, Writer

Daniel Fajardo

Daniel Fajardo is a 1st generation Cuban-American born in North Bergen, NJ. He graduated from New Jersey City University in 2005 where he studied Multimedia & Film. His interest in film and video production resulted in directing and producing music videos for Christian R&B singer B-Luv, and he was the recipient of four music video awards that included Gospel Bluemic Achievement Award for Video of the Year for “Love of My Life” in 2013, Kingdom Choice Award & Gospel Bluemic Achievement Award for Video of the Year for “Guidance” in 2014, and Gospel Bluemic Achievement Video Award of the Year 2015 for “Grow”. Daniel has thirteen and half years of video experience working in churches, leading volunteers, and handling all aspects of video production. Studying filmmaking and these experiences are where he learned the art of telling stories.


He later moved to Tampa in March 2019 with his family to become a video producer at Grace Family Church where he met Tim Searfoss, and the two have collaborated ever since.


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Michael Ortoll

Mike is a seasoned insurance professional with 37 plus years’ experience.  He began his insurance career with Liberty Mutual as a claims adjuster and ended as their leading national sales executive.


After leaving Liberty Mutual in 1992, Michael became a principal at Davis Baldwin Insurance based in Tampa, Florida, a regional insurance boutique which sold to Wachovia Insurance Services in 2000. 


In late 2005 Michael started iLeader Solutions, which specialized in providing risk management and co-employment solutions to various industries. Michael sold to Wells Fargo Insurance Services in 2009 and retired for three years after 2012.


In 2015, Michael reunited with prior principals and joined BKS Partners as a  partner. Their holding company, BRP Group went public in 2019 and he oversees advisory for some of their largest clients.

He also is the CEO of iPEO Solutions, a provider of co-employment solutions for large distressed companies and fast growing firms.


In 2021, Michael founded a charity in honor of his daughter, Christine, who battled opioid use disorder for ten years and passed from a fentanyl overdose in late 2020. The charity is committed to creating media about mental health issues & substance abuse, to transform the lives of those affected so they can seek recovery and thrive.

The charity has produced a documentary film called ‘One Second at A Time’ to bring greater awareness, education, and inspiration to all those affected by the disease of addiction & mental illness.


Michael is a Florida State University (FSU) graduate and contributed in several ways to his alma mater’s College Recovery Program (CRP). The Christine Ortoll Charity has produced a mini documentary called “Safety Net: Helping College Students in Recovery Thrive”, so colleges can be informed on why CRPs are beneficial to all stakeholders.

Additionally, the charity has produced three powerful inspirational stories of redemption to provide hope. Furthermore, the charity will continue to produce media to prevent early substance use in elementary schools & reforming the current addiction treatment landscape.

He is a Miami native with strong ties to the Cuban/Hispanic community as well as an active speaker in the insurance industry.


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