The purpose of this report is to inform the public regarding Inspired Films, aka Latte Da Films, aka Blue Hill Avenue Ltd. Partnership, aka Cahoots Productions, Inc., Mike Erwin, Max Kirishima and Howard Harris, their attorney.
As an investor in the early 2000s in two of Mike Erwin and his partner, Max Kirishima's, films, Blue Hill Avenue and Cahoots, d/b/a Blue Hill Avenue Film Partnership and Cahoots Productions, out of Beverly Hills, California, I am committed to sharing my story of victimization and loss with the public. The reasons are two-fold; the first is my ceaseless, ongoing attempt to receive a full refund of my investment money and the second is to educate those intending to get involved in new ventures with these individuals just how they have conducted business in the recent past. They left the investors high and dry and moved from Beverly Hills, California to Jacksonville, Oregon, and are now doing business as Inspired Films out of Jacksonville, Oregon. After a diligent search, I managed to locate them.
During the time they were operating out of Beverly Hills, California, I was solicited by their group to invest in the two above-mentioned films. Extraordinary claims were made as to their potential success and expected profits of over one million dollars. After they heavily pursued my money, including my mother's entire inheritance to me after her death which occurred during their capital raising efforts, and my entire IRA, I am now $350,000 poorer without having realized one dime of profit.
No paperwork was ever provided to me evidencing my ownership interest in the films, no K-9 forms were provided for IRS investment purposes, no periodic profit/loss statements were ever issued or any documentation reflecting an accounting of how the investment monies were spent. It was revealed to me eventually that they were selling unregistered securities by unlicensed brokers and several states issued Cease and Desist Orders against them, including my state of Minnesota and as well as California, Missouri, Wisconsin, etc. You may view a copy of the Cease and Desist Order issued by Wisconsin which mentions other states within that document by going to my website where the link is listed at www.inspiredfilmsexposed.com.
Be advised also that their attorney, Howard Harris, located in the Los Angeles area, is just as questionable in his business dealings as Erwin and Kirishima. They had a running game going between them as to who had my papers, claiming that they thought the other one had sent them. This went on for years and no papers were ever produced by either.
A lawsuit was filed against Mike Erwin, Max Kirishima, Blue Hill Avenue and Cahoots in Los Angeles County but has been temporarily suspended. It is entitled Bette R. Anderson v. Cahoots Productions, Inc., et al, Case No. BC 330605.
Ironically, Mike Erwin is a member of the Medford (Oregon) Educational Foundation. I am also aware of his intentions to establish the Rogue Valley High School for the Performing Arts patterned after the High School for the Recording Arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The citizens of that community should especially be alerted to the background of Mike Erwin prior to getting involved in projects launched by his film company, Inspired Films, or any other affilitated/spin-off companies mentioned at their website: www.inspiredfilms.net.
It is my hope and prayer that through exhaustive efforts to reveal and expose the immoral, unethical and unlawful acts of these people that possibly no one else will be forced to suffer my fate. Until I receive back the full amount of my investment I will continue to spread the word by whatever means possible.
Thank you kindly for your time and attention.