• Report: #1127386

Complaint Review: Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima, Rand Chortkoff, Steve Canino dba Blue Hill Avenue aka Cahoots

  • Submitted: Fri, February 28, 2014
  • Updated: Sat, March 01, 2014

  • Reported By: Bette — Minneapolis Minnesota
Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima, Rand Chortkoff, Steve Canino dba Blue Hill Avenue aka Cahoots
750 E. California Street Jacksonville, Oregon USA

Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima, Rand Chortkoff, Steve Canino dba Blue Hill Avenue aka Cahoots; Sam Braslau Partial Justice - Indictments in Movie Scam - Rand Chortkoff & Sam Braslau Jacksonville Oregon

*Author of original report: Additional Address for Perpetrator Mike Erwin

*Author of original report: Clarification on Foreign Movie Sales

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Recently, CBS News aired a segment on CBS This Morning featuring the subject of movie scams in which I was interviewed as a scammed investor. Due in part to the in-depth investigation by their special investigative team, six indictments were handed down relative to fleecing investors out of their money through telemarketing operations attempting to sell interest in movies. The individuals indicted whom I had contact with in the past were Rand Chortkoff and Sam Braslau.

My quest has not been abandoned to see the other individuals indicted who were responsible for the theft of my investment money in Blue Hill Avenue and Cahoots - namely, Mike Erwin and J. Max Kirishima. I continue to cooperate with entities to see justice done on my behalf.

As a brief summary, Mike Erwin and J. Max Kirishima,"producers" of several movies supposedly to be made, with a telemarketing team headed by Rand Chortkoff and including members such as Steve Canino, raised millions of dollars towards the production of Cahoots, Blue Hill Avenue, Anacardium and Whirlybirds. Approximately 5 million was raised for Blue Hill Avenue alone.  Blue Hill Avenue cost approximately 1 million to make. Cahoots and Blue Hill Avenue were actually made, and I invested in both of them.  Anacardium and Whirlybirds were never produced.

Erwin and Kirishima misled the investors (100+) into believing they were actively trying to promote and sell Cahoots and Blue Hill Avenue. Their actual motive was to declare the movies a "flop" and keep the money after paying the telemarketing team exorbitant commissions.

I also know for a fact that Blue Hill Avenue was sold overseas through a company called Atmosphere and that the $150,000 raised was pocketed by Mike Erwin.  The investors were never notified regarding this profit.  I have direct knowledge and information that Mike Erwin is still peddling his production services.

You can find other earlier entries on Rip-Off-Report regarding my investment nightmare also by typing in Blue Hill Avenue, Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima  and Rand Chortkoff.

Here are some links to the CBS This Morning segment aired on 2/18/14 as wellas independent articles relative to the indictments mentioned above:

SEC Complaint against Chortkoff and Braslau:http://tinyurl.com/m5z5ruy

CBS Feature Story On Movie Scams w/Videos: http://tiny.cc/dosybx

CBS Press Express: http://tinyurl.com/kcqe6q4

The Independent: http://tinyurl.com/lqlajjo

The Daily Beast: http://tinyurl.com/nna7vvf

The Verge: http://tinyurl.com/kuchfom

Any information which might assist me in the recovery of my investment money from Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima and/or Rand Chortkoff would be welcomed.


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#1 Author of original report

Additional Address for Perpetrator Mike Erwin

AUTHOR: Bette - ()

This is to provide an additional address to the record for the main perpetrator, Michael J. Erwin, relative to the movie scam involving Blue Hill Avenue and Cahoots which I invested in.   

Mike Erwin's home address is:  Michael J. Erwin,(((REDACTED))).  His wife's name is Michelle M. Erwin. 

It is believed they are sheltering investor money in a trust in Michelle M. Erwin's name. 

My pursuits continue with authorities in the restitution of my money.  Any additional information anyone may possess would be welcomed.  Please report it at (((REDACTED)))

 

   

 

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#2 Author of original report

Clarification on Foreign Movie Sales

AUTHOR: Bette - ()

In my latest report of 2/28/14, I indicated that the movie Blue Hill Avenue which I invested in was sold on the

foreign market by a company called Atmosphere and generated $150,000 in sales, which Mike Erwin

pocketed never advising the investors of the profit.

The company was actually called Imageworks.  Atmosphere was responsible for foreign sales of the movie, C

ahoots; however, I do not have information as to the resulting profits from that entity.   

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