Stephen Rotay, president and owner of Rotay Capital Finance in Lancaster, recently hosted Hollywood Comes To Lancaster, a local event with actors and producers of Inspiring Films. On Oct. 3, a reception and preview was held featuring the upcoming locally produced movie “Brave the Dark,” a film starring Jared Harris and directed by Damian Harris. The event was held at The Candy Factory at Warehouse D, 342 N. Queen St., Lancaster.

The picture will be produced by central Pennsylvania businessmen and filmmakers Grant Bradley, Dale Bradley, and Paul Griffin. Based on a true story about Stan Deen, who worked at Garden Spot High School, the story focuses on how Deen changed the life of a student.

The evening also featured an appearance by actress and producer Tracy Melchior, who appeared in “The Young and the Restless,” “Sunset Beach,” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and is the author of “Breaking the Perfect 10.” Melchior is a producer with the film company and spoke about the movie, which is finished shooting and is currently in post-production.

According to Rotay, the event featured clients of his firm and leaders of Inspiring Films. Rotay Capital Finance sponsored the event along with local partners J. Hilburn Men’s Wear and Sandler Training.

Inspiring Films is a motion picture development and production company located in Lancaster County. The company’s mission is to unite redeeming themes with world-class cinema. It is located at 12345 Clay Road in Lititz. More information is available at

As a longtime local businessman, resident, and community advocate in Lancaster, Rotay opened Rotay Capital Finance last year. His company and staff team help small businesses seeking capital to operate, expand, and work with highly customized financing solutions, including a broad portfolio of financial products to provide successful capital solutions, with attractive terms and rates. More information is available at