Noel Anderson, builder and businessman, has his life ripped apart when his family is brutally murdered. The three killers are eventually sentenced for their crime prompting Noel to set out on a religious crusade of forgiveness.
Noel fast becomes a media darling and discovers love again in a damaged young woman who, like himself, is one of society’s walking wounded. It is the police, though, who begin to question Noel’s motives when one of his wife and daughter’s murderers meets with a suspicious end. VIOLENCE is ultimately a towering tale, filled with suspense, hope and humor, which explores one man’s attempt to transcend tragedy and find his place again amongst the living.
Timothy McDougall was born in Illinois and grew up on both the South and North sides of Chicago. As a child, he fell in love with story-telling, exhibiting and narrating silent shorts of well-known horror movies for neighborhood friends. He read the great authors, devouring the works of Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson, among many others, with T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom having particular impact due to its evocative and brilliant prose.
Timothy’s love for all things literary continued as he studied acting and filmmaking in Los Angeles after attending the University of Miami in Florida. He won awards for his screenplays, and has written and directed an independent motion picture.
Timothy currently lives outside Chicago with his wife and three children.