The Secret Path


2h 1999

Brief Synopsis

A young, neglected white girl in the rural South finds solace and nurturing from an unlikely couple. After her birth to the unwed Marie, Jo Ann Foley is taken by her grandfather Hank and abandoned at the roadside. She is rescued by a caring soul who reluctantly returns her to her family with a cross

Film Details

Also Known As
Chasing Secrets, Secret Path
Release Date
1999
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A young, neglected white girl in the rural South finds solace and nurturing from an unlikely couple. After her birth to the unwed Marie, Jo Ann Foley is taken by her grandfather Hank and abandoned at the roadside. She is rescued by a caring soul who reluctantly returns her to her family with a cross and a note saying, "God is watching and so am I." Jo Ann is later befriended by Honey and her husband Too Tall and, despite the potential danger to a black couple taking a white girl into their home, they welcome her. As Jo Ann grows older, she becomes a target of abuse from her grandfather and realizes that her values differ from those of her biological family. She realizes that her true parents are Honey and Too Tall who have provided her with the roots and wings necessary to transform her life.

Crew

Ashley Aitken

Assistant Director

Janina Barrett

Production Accountant

Joe Barzo

Location Manager

Brenton Brown

On-Set Dresser

Kim Chow

Costume Supervisor

Karen Church

Casting

Terrell Clegg

Assistant Editor

David Codron

Editor

Jon Comerford

Casting

Michelle Convey

Set Decorator

Sara Dansby

Assistant

Bill C Davis

Screenplay

Al Decker

Sound Editor

Marya Duplaga

Assistant Costume Designer

Stephen Edwards

Music

Rose Mary Evans

Book As Source Material

Avrel Fisher

Assistant Director

Diane Freeman

Other

Malcolm Glassford

Lead Set Dresser

Bradley H Gordon

Post-Production Supervisor

Robert Greenwald

Executive Producer

Manfred Guthe

Director Of Photography

Rolf Harvey

Production Designer

Tom Hidderley

Sound Mixer

Jamila Hunter

Assistant

Susan James

Assistant Production Coordinator

Pat Joyes

Script Supervisor

Philip Kleinbart

Producer

Franklin Lett

Co-Executive Producer

Mark Linden

Sound Editor

David Macdonald

Assistant Director

Andrew Macklin

Assistant Camera Operator

Andrea Mccabe

Assistant Director

Norman O'halloran

Gaffer

Greg O'hara

Transportation Coordinator

Harald Ortenburger

Camera Operator

Richard Parker

Stunt Coordinator

Byron Patchett

Property Master

Lee-anne Pearce-pittman

Assistant

Quinton Peeples

Screenplay

Kimberly Rubin

Executive Producer

Scott Sedillo

Music Editor

Cathy Shibley

Hair Stylist

Nan Skiba

Unit Production Manager

Nicki Skinner

Production Coordinator

Dorothy Smith

Makeup Artist

Bill St. John

Assistant Camera Operator

Stephen Stanley

Assistant Art Director

Jesse Sternburg

Assistant

Lily Takanashi

Assistant

Cheryl Toy

Assistant Art Director

Rita Vanderwaal

Casting

Georgina Yarhi

Costume Designer

Ron Yolevsky

Key Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Chasing Secrets, Secret Path
Release Date
1999
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 4, 1999

Began shooting June 15, 1998.

Completed shooting July 10, 1998.

TV rating: TV-G

Yolanda King is the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.