“Emerging from Broken” Expert Invited to Share Wisdom in New Self-Help Film


movie promo pic I’ve been keeping something under my hat these past few weeks that I have been bursting to tell you all! I have some exciting and fabulous news;

My work and my message here on Emerging from Broken have been discovered by a movie producer and I have been invited to co-star in the next “Key” movie as a featured “Key Expert.” Writer/Producer Robin Jay, an award-winning filmmaker, has just signed me to be a featured expert in her newest film, “The Secrets of the Keys.”

The film will star icons of the personal development industry including Brian Tracy, Michael Beckwith, Dannion Brinkley (Author of “Saved by the Light,”) John Assaraf, Gloria Loring, (author, singer, songwriter, actress) and will feature special guest don Miguel Ruiz, author of “The Four Agreements.” I am beyond excited and extremely honored to have been invited to co-star with these amazing messengers in the field of self-help and personal development.

The ‘Secrets of the Keys’ is a prequel to Robin Jay’s first movie,  “The Keeper of the Keys,” which stars Jack Canfield (co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and author of “The Success Principles”), Marci Shimoff (author of “Happy for No Reason”), and Dr. John Gray (author of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.”) “The Keeper of the Keys” was the first funny self-help film. It won the Las Vegas International Film FestivalAward for Best Independent Film and The INDIE Fest Award for Best Documentary.

The first thing that caught my eye on the Key Movies website (www.TheKeyMovies.com) was their tag line: “Taking the Hell out of Self-Help.”  I am ALL for that! The second thing that caught my eye was that these are “real” movies, hybrids that incorporate a fictional story line and characters interacting with the film’s experts, as opposed to the more traditional “talking head” style of documentaries that typically identify the self-help genre of films. In “The Keeper of the Keys,” personal development experts interact with fictional characters by sharing deeply personal stories of transformation. As viewers, we find ourselves rooting for the main character, a man who is feeling victimized by his circumstances, and we hope he will become empowered by the experts’ inspirational messages.

Robin Jay initially reached out to me through the contact form on www.EmergingfromBroken.com after hearing from another ground-breaking expert who is going to appear in the film, Mel Carnegie . Mel is the author of the book “I’m Still Standing” and a fan of the work I have been doing. As you can imagine, when I first got that first email from Robin Jay introducing herself and asking me if I would be interested in being a key expert in her next movie, I thought someone was playing a joke. My heart skipped a little beat and I held my breath a bit while I checked out the links to The Key Movies website. When I realized her interest in me was legitimate, I was excited, scared, insecure, confident, skeptical, thrilled and overwhelmed, all at the same time! I put my fears through the process and realized none of them were too worrisome ~ they all come from the default mode of “not good enough” and I have already conquered that!   After several emails back and forth, and a four hour phone call with writer/producer Robin Jay the following day, I made the decision to embrace this amazing and rare opportunity to carry my message to a global audience with all my enthusiasm and passion. I agreed to join the cast of “The Secrets of the Keys. Producer Robin Jay said I have my finger on the pulse of what keeps most of us from moving forward and feels that my message will resonate with the film’s audience, since so many people have had to deal with some sort of abuse in their lives.”

The contracts are all signed sealed and delivered…. And I couldn’t be more thrilled. Now that I have had a chance to absorb it all, I think all that I am nervous about is what to wear to the VIP Premiere (I am not a big fan of shopping) and feeling amazing on the Red Carpet!!  Just kidding…well maybe just a little bit kidding…I am actually both nervous and over the moon excited about the Premiere and walking the Red Carpet! I will have the opportunity to be photographed along side of all the other incredible stars in this groundbreaking film. The VIP Red Carpet Premiere will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada – “The Entertainment Capital of the World”! I hope you will consider coming to this amazing event when the time comes. Production is due to begin in the next month or two when Robin will begin filming some of the key movies stars in the Southern California area. As for me, I will be filmed in a studio in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this year. I will be posting updates here, on the Emerging from Broken facebook page (and on my personal FB page, which everyone is welcome to follow me on) and in email updates which you may sign up for on the right side bar when you download the Guide to Getting Unstuck. I am going to do some fun stuff to get my readers involved in the movie making process!

If you would like to experience the first funny self-help film ever, “The KEEPER of the KEYS,” it’s available now for streaming or download from The Key Movies Website.

I look forward to sharing more with you as we move forward into the production phase of “The SECRETS of the KEYS”!

Please share your thoughts with me!

There is freedom, wholeness, and living life to the fullest on the other side of broken!

Darlene Ouimet

61 response to "“Emerging from Broken” Expert Invited to Share Wisdom in New Self-Help Film"

  1. By: wanda Posted: 29th July

    DARLENECONGRATES ON the movie!! I have just recently found you on FB..I am so exciited and happy to find someone who has been through what I have ..I can’t tell you how much your writings have meant to me…can’t wait to read your book. Thank you so much for what you do!! Wanda

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 29th July

      Hi Wanda
      Welcome To EFB!!
      Thank you! Glad you are here! I am excited about doing the movie and the book should be out by next week! (or sooner!!)
      Thanks! hugs, Darlene

  2. By: ScapegoatNoLonger Posted: 16th June

    Congratulations, Darlene! (Am just reading this for the first time.) You will be an outstanding, very valuable contributor to this production.

    Your website has helped thousands of adult survivors of child abuse like me, and it is wonderful news that you will now reach an even wider audience – Brava!

  3. By: Miriam Posted: 25th May

    I am so glad you were found! In more ways than one!!

    Go, girl!!!

  4. By: Amber Posted: 22nd May

    Darlene, I am absolutely thrilled for you! You deserve this so very much. As always, I thank you from my heart for all you do. You are magnificent! Enjoy your movie adventure to the fullest. 🙂

  5. By: Shelley Posted: 22nd May

    So grateful for you sharing your story & insight to others of your remarkable journey.
    You TRUELY are the heart whisperer to those of us have been broken & gave us hope and courage to have wings to rise above it all and heal!
    You deserve the very best life has to offer..and more!
    Best wishes!
    Much love & appreciation always,

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 22nd May

      Hi Shelley
      Thanks! OH MY! to be called a “heart whisperer” is really lovely! Thank you!
      hugs, Darlene

  6. By: erin Posted: 19th May

    Well done Darlene!xx

  7. By: Kathryn R Posted: 19th May

    I have a short list of people who I consider “most influential” in this world. Some are spiritual leaders/advisors. I have many books written by well known counselors, spiritualists, etc. that I re-read “as needed,” and they all add up to concepts and practices I can apply to myself –

    – but it was not until I discovered your website that someone else’s insights and observations REALLY got to me in a way I could deeply relate to. Besides having incredible energy, you have a real talent for presenting in words the thoughts and feelings that many of us have but don’t know what to do with. And the individuals who are inspired to share here inspire others to share, and so on.

    So you are now right there at the top of my “most influential” list because of how you (and the participants here) have truly HELPED me.
    When you decide to put on a Conference, I’ll be signing up. And I hope this movie makes it to mainstream media.
    Thank you.

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 20th May

      Hi DC
      Thanks for your comments and for sharing your recovery! That is great!
      I have been thinking about doing some retreats in the future. 🙂
      hugs, Darlene

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 20th May

      Hi Kathy
      Thank you so much for your comments; they are so validating. I am so happy that you find me and my work “influential” ~ that make me smile! I am thinking about doing some retreats in the future but who knows what that might become. I am seriously starting to think about how I can best offer some services and make this a win win for everyone.
      Hugs, Darlene

      Hi Erin,
      hugs, Darlene

  8. By: DC Posted: 18th May

    Maybe in the future you could schedule events (inexpensive $pp. get togethers BBQ,Buffet,etc.) in different areas in the country so we can gather together and meet you and celebrate your successes and ours also!

  9. By: DC Posted: 18th May

    Best wishes Darlene! You may someday have your own talk show, or be making/directing more movies to enlighten the world about the Dysfunctional Toxic Family Dynamics. Many people are so in DENIAL.

  10. By: DC Posted: 18th May

    This is so Awesome! going to watch the Keeper of Keys Movie soon. Thanks for sharing this with us!
    I am doing so much better now reading posts and commenting here and now have a great therapist that believes and has empathy for my past, present, dysfunctional life. This site opened my eyes and forced me to face the nasty pent up garbage that was inside me. I have a friend who I talked with about her toxic parent, and told her to visit this site.

  11. By: T Posted: 17th May

    I have my toddlers “I am so proud if you” song in my head now! I am so proud of you!

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 17th May

      Hi T.
      Thanks so much! I appreciate your comments and your song!
      hugs, Darlene

  12. By: T Posted: 17th May

    This is wonderful news! I think that you will help to further heal the world through this! God knows, that my life is much better because if you and the wonderful people that contribute to your site! Phoenix from the flame, you are! When none of the therapists I went to understood, you did!

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 17th May

      Hi Pam!
      Thank you! My goal, my highest passion has been to reach a huge audience with my message that healing is possible and there is real happiness, joy, fullness and LIFE on the other side of this stuff. And this movie is one step closer! It feels pretty good!
      One of the guys in the movie (John Assaraf) works with neuroscientists and his work is about re-wiring the belief system and he is really huge in ‘that world’ so I am really excited to meet him since that is what I am all about here too!
      hugs, Darlene

  13. By: Pam Posted: 16th May

    Congrats Darlene! I’m so happy for your success! I’m also, happy for all of us who suffered as abused children because what you teach has the power to not only heal abused children but change the world for children.

  14. By: Jay Posted: 15th May

    Hi Darlene. Congrats! I’m so happy for you and so impressed by your grace! You are such a brave lady. When I read your blog sometimes I think, I could never share the way she does or be so articulate, I could never stand up and tell my story in such a public way. now here you are – soon to be sharing on film!! And once again I’m in awe and inspired by your bravery, strength, and ability to own your story… and your desire to not only share for your own healing but the fact that you’re so dedicated to being transparent in order to help countless others is just amazing.

    I often feel (still) that I’m supposed to be a good girl with pink bows in my hair and not say anything about the absurd behavior that is currently still going on. Well, F that. Thanks for creating a space full of realness and truth. Thank you for picking a forum that reaches so many. Thank you for being so selfless. Thank you for making noise you little movie star.

    • By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 15th May

      Hi Kelly
      Yes, I was just like everyone else here and now I am ‘an emotional healing expert’ ~ it’s so cool!
      Thank you for your encouragement and for your story about your names and your own empowerment!! That is fantastic!
      Hugs, Darlene

      Hi Jay
      Welcome to EFB ~
      I love your comments too! Breaking through the brainwashing is huge and it takes time. I related it to that old “two steps forward, two steps back. but eventually I kept going more forward than back!
      Hugs, Darlene

  15. By: kelly Posted: 14th May

    Hi Darlene,
    Congratulations on your “Casting Call” & appointment! that is the most wonderful news to come from someone who at the beginning of this whole process was like most who write to you or comment on your posts.
    I want you to know that in the few short months that I’ve been a part of these sites and reading all of the material that I am now on a parallel path to cure my body as well as my mind.
    I did something that I found was very helpful in “Finding” the “real” me, I went web searching my name, the meaning of Kelly is Warrior and Bright-Headed. These became the foundation to completing the task of discovering who Kelly really is! The Box in my head labelled “Ugly never look in here” has been opened, sorted, filed, trashed, and closed forever. I’m Happy now I need to be healthy!
    Thank you for everything you’ve done to help me on my journey!
    Lots of Love and tonnes of Kisses & Hugs!

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