Real life identity theft inspired Galloway’s thriller
“The Ultimate Betrayal,” at Chatham April 30

Annette Galloway of talent group Diverciti Productions was looking for a way to “take control over [her] career” when her brother was the victim of an identify theft.

That real-life loss of control inspired Galloway’s second film as director, the thriller “The Ultimate Betrayal.”

The movie will have preview screening April 30 at I.C.E. Chatham Theaters.

Galloway stars as an African American professor married to a white attorney (Mike Malloy), whose personal identity crisis is brought into relief by a more direct assault on her identity.

“She’s going through a struggle, that she’s lost her connection with her African American culture, but while she’s struggling her identity gets stolen,” Galloway said.

“The Ultimate Betrayal” also stars Lee Grant, Christopher Nolen, David Newman (“Barbershop 2”), Tenique Mathieu (“The Guiding Light”) and Steffani Fort.

Galloway raised the $21,000 budget through proceeds from her production of the Wendell Etherly play “Let No Man Put Assunder,” which she directed at Freedom Hall Theatre in Park Forest in February 2005, and from an actors workshop she organized the previous February.