Author: Heidi Ayarbe
Trailer Creator: Mauricio Ossa
SANCTUARY. A one-word text message: That’s all Michal Garcia needs to gather a crowd. Michal is a seventeen-year-old bookie, and “Sanctuary” is where she takes bets for anyone at Carson City High with enough cash. Her only rule: Never place a bet for herself.
Then Josh Ellison moves to town. He pushes Michal to live her life — play the game, her urges, stop being a spectator.
So Michal breaks her one rule. She places a bet, feels the rush, lives.
In an act of desperation, she and Josh concoct a plan: Steal from the rich to pay Michal’s debt. Then they’ll give the rest of their haul to those who need it most. How can burglary be wrong if they are making things right?