March 1st, 2013 | Articles | Comments »
Methinx Entertainment (Oregon) has released its first feature film, “The Lost Medallion,” in theaters nationwide (March 1, 2013). The film stars several familiar faces including Billy Unger (Disney), Sammi Hanratty, James Hong, Marc Dacascos (“Iron Chef,” “Hawaii Five-O”), and Alex Kendrick—Co-Producer and writer of “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof,” and “Courageous.” The film is reportedly being well received. The film was shot in Thailand 3 years ago.
The action-packed film aims to entertain and inspire kids and parents alike. “The Lost Medallion” features themes of friendship, teamwork and good overcoming evil, all while teaching kids the truth of their tremendous value.
The film was written, directed and produced by bestselling author and owner of MeThinx Entertainment, Bill Muir (“The Crossing,” “Invisible Enemies”) and is based on a series of fictional novels of the same name, also written by Muir and released in 2011. A new version of the novel, co-written by New York Times bestselling author Alex Kendrick, is slated to hit shelves in conjunction with the theatrical release.
The story of “The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone” starts as Daniel Anderson (Kendrick) visits a foster home to drop off a donation and is quickly roped into telling the kids a story. Daniel tells the tale of Billy Stone (Billy Unger—“Lab Rats” on Disney XD, “American Treasure,” “You Again”) and Allie (Sammi Hanratti—“American Girl,” “A Christmas Carol”), two 13-year-old friends who uncover a long-lost medallion and accidentally wish themselves back in time.
In order for Billy to save Allie’s life, he must give up the lost medallion to the evil warlord, Cobra, (Dacascos) who rules the island and its people. Now, in order to retrieve the medallion and save the island people from slavery, Billy and Allie must work together with a young arrogant king (Jansen Panettiere—“The Perfect Game”), his best friend, and a wise old man (James Hong—“Kung Fu Panda,” “Chinatown,” “Blade Runner”). Together, this unlikely group will learn not only how to work together, but learn that when they do, great things can be accomplished.
Kendrick, known for his passion and work with Sherwood Pictures, became involved in “The Lost Medallion” to help make a significant impact on children’s lives.
“Our kids’ hearts are under attack from the deception of ‘destructive lies’ found in media and our culture and the words of ‘mean kids,’” says Kendrick. “This is a film that every family should see… twice.”
“The Lost Medallion” was filmed primarily in Thailand with an all-star production team including cinematographer Brian Baugh (“The Ultimate Gift,” “To Save a Life”), as well as producers Kevin and Bobby Downes, owners of Downes Brothers Entertainment (“Like Dandelion Dust,” “The Visitation”), Mark Burman (“The Heart of Christmas,” “In the Blink of an Eye”), Michael Scott (“The Encounter,” “The Mark,” “Me Again”), and producer/editor Phillip Moses (of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Mist,” “Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man 3”). Other producers include Jamie Muir, Wych Kaosayananda, and Executive Producer John Duke. MeThinx Entertainment has also brought on board Charlie and Suzette Schafer of Purpose Driven Sales to oversee the church and marketing efforts, theatrical release, TV and DVD distribution and licensing.
With a unique development plan in place for the release of the film, theaters for opening weekend are increasing through MeThinx Entertainment’s “Medallion Squads,” in various communities to determine which cities to select for release throughout the United States. Organizations and ministries across the nation such as Awana, GMC TV, Youth for Christ, Church Web Works, Equipping Kids and J12 are partnering with “The Lost Medallion” to bring high level awareness and support to this film.
MeThinx Entertainment LLC is a studio, production, distribution and publishing company based in Southern Oregon. The company was founded in 2008 by author and director Bill Muir and entrepreneur and philanthropist John Duke, two men who wanted to bring family entertainment to the big screen. MeThinx Entertainment’s vision is to produce family-oriented films that are especially attractive to children and teens while positively influencing the entire culture.
February 12th, 2013 | Articles | Comments »
More than 1,800 participants from around the world were on hand in the Alamo City for the presentation of the Jubilee Awards during closing ceremonies at the 8th Annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), held at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio last Saturday night. An additional 5,000-plus registered users tuned in via the Web to watch the free live broadcast of the event.
The “Best of Festival” Jubilee Award—with its $101,000 cash prize—went to “The Dropbox,” a 72-minute documentary directed by 22-year-old Brian Ivie that chronicles the loving sacrifice of a Korean Pastor named Lee Jong-rak who built a wooden hatch on the side of his house in 2009 to collect disabled, unwanted babies. Ivie heard about Pastor Jong-rak’s efforts through a Los Angeles Times article and was determined to document the pastor’s story in the hopes of bringing him support.
The six judges for the SAICFF were so moved by Ivie’s vision—originally outlined in a Kickstarter Campaign and then brought to fruition through his film—that they each came to the podium when the award was given to explain why this documentary was chosen for “Best of Festival.”
“We [as the judges] talked about how Nehemiah heard about the walls being broken down and was so broken by it that he said, ‘I must go and do something about that.’ …Many times, we are moved with compassion and do nothing. [Brian] saw an article and said, ‘I am going to run to the battle.’”
Judge Curtis Bowers, who won ‘Best of Festival’ in 2010 for his film “Agenda,” remarked:
“We saw in this young man someone who loved life so much; that loved the truth; that was willing to defend those that no one cares about and wants to get rid of. If he’s that passionate about that in a movie that he didn’t know if it’s ever going to make money or not… we could tell: That’s a young man we want to invest in, because he’s going to change the world with his films.”
Ivie, who came to Christ while producing “The Dropbox,” shared these pointed words upon receiving the SAICFF’s grand prize:
“…I deified movies for 21 years of my life, and I made them my god, and it failed me. I’m done with that story. I’m done with that idol. And I promise in the fear of God that I will steward this investment, because I would rather tell the plainest truth with $100,000 than the most sophisticated technological lie with ten million dollars or one hundred million dollars.”
The film was also honored with “Best Sanctity of Life” Award earlier during the ceremony, prompting these remarks from the film’s director,
“[I saw] all these kids come through this dropbox with deformities and disabilities, and eventually—like a heaven flash—I realized that I was one of those kids, too; that I have a crooked soul, and God is a father who loves me still.”
Ives further commented:
“This world is so much about self-reliance and self-esteem, self-worth, and these kids… can’t be self-reliant, because they have these disabilities. The total illusion is that we can be self-reliant, because we rely on God for every breath that we take. And the day that we stop realizing that we are disabled is the day that we stop fighting for Christ as the only one who enables.”
The top honor in the “Best Feature Film” category went to “Return to the Hiding Place.” The film, directed by Peter Spencer and produced by his daughter Petra Pearce, is set in Holland during World War II and follows Corrie ten Boom’s army of untrained teenagers as they navigate a deadly labyrinth of challenges to rescue the Jewish people. “Return to the Hiding Place” also garnered the Audience Choice Award and was runner-up for “Best of Festival.”
Upon receiving these honors, Spencer explained that the persecution of Christians in our own time compelled him and his family to make this film about persecution during the Second World War:
“175,000 of our precious brothers and sisters will give their lives for Jesus Christ this year. We want[ed] to do this in remembrance of the martyrs of the faith.”
“The Pink Room,” a gripping expose of the sex slavery of young girls in Cambodia, garnered the “Best Documentary” Award. Producer Shawn Small, who received the honor, put the project into context:
“‘The Pink Room’ started in 2008, and it was never just a story. It was about exposing the problem, the atrocities that are happening in Cambodia to little children. It was about bringing solutions. It was about raising awareness and support for those who are doing it. On behalf of heroic women like Mien and those still trapped [through] sex trafficking, and organizations like Agape International Missions, we humbly accept this.”
The “Best Short Film” Award was given to “Useless,” an 11-minute film based on Philemon 1:10–11. Written and directed by Brandon Adams, the film short previously won “Best Film” at the 168 Project.
In winning “Best Short Film” at the SAICFF, the film’s director automatically received a $250,000 opportunity to produce a feature film with Echolight Studios who sponsored this Jubilee Award category. Bobby Downs, President of Echolight, explained their vision in partnering with the SAICFF for this commendation.
“Storytellers have shaped our society in the way that we think for all of recorded history… Stories are used for teaching, for entertainment, for passing on old knowledge and wisdom,” noted Downs.
“Tonight, Echolight is going to do something about encouraging storytellers. We believe that supporting this generation of Christians making movies will have a significant impact on lives in the years to come, so we are planting a seed here tonight by awarding the winner of the Jubilee Award for Short Film with $250,000 as an opportunity to make a movie with Echolight Studios and get worldwide distribution.
The message is this: Those who are faithful in the little things will be better equipped to pursue bigger projects.”
Downs then passed the baton to special guest U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who presented the award on Echolight’s behalf:
“It is my honor to be here with Echolight. I’m excited about them and what they’re doing, trying to nurture and build, to create a real powerful portal for this industry.”
Santorum also commended the SAICFF and the filmmakers in attendance for their important labors in the culture wars:
“You are the ones who shape the culture, and Washington, D.C. is simply a reflection of that. So I just wanted to come here to encourage you and to thank you. …This country needs you. …[I] think that really great things are going to come in the darkest times and be lit… from this festival.”
Kevin Sizemore, one of the two lead actors in “Useless,” received the award on behalf of Brandon Adams, who directed the film, but who was unable to attend due to the recent birth of his son who was born five weeks early. Sizemore read a statement Adams texted him when he learned he had won this award.
“Thank you for this tremendous honor and opportunity,” wrote Adams. “I have spent the last ten years seeking to learn how to create art that glorifies God, which has included cultivating my craft; but, more importantly, growing in the grace and knowledge of my Redeemer. My hope is to express the work that Christ has done in us and in history through the medium of film, with the prayer that Christ will be exalted over all things. And this award and prize has granted the opportunity to do so.”
The “Best Promotional Media” Award went to “The Lamplighter Guild,” a 5-minute film that explains the vision of this one-week art school founded by Mark Hamby in which students learn the elements of radio theater production, including voice acting, sound design, script writing, music composition, and more from experts in the industry. Producer Phillip Telfer offered these thoughts on receiving the award.
“John-Clay [Burnett] and I are both very grateful for what Doug Phillips and Vision Forum have done to invest in filmmakers,” Telfer said. “When I was invited to attend the [Christian] Filmmakers Academy back in 2007, I had no provision at all for filmmaking. Last year, John-Clay and I, along with Colin Gunn, had a feature documentary film, ‘Captivated.’ That opened the door for [us] to take some of the things we have been learning here and share it at Mark Hamby’s Lamplighter Guild. So we talked about it and also took that time to make this promotional.”
“The Founding Fathers App” took home the top honor in the “Best Commercial Advertisement” category. The 60-second spot promotes the Founding Fathers Project, a series of interactive iPad books allowing viewers to interact with and learn about each of the founding fathers. The goal is to teach American children who these great men were and what they did. The film was written, directed, and produced by Preston Cone, Daniel Walsh, and Jeremiah Warren.
Nathaniel and Jonathan Johnson received the “Young Filmmakers” Award for “Joseph in Egypt III,” a 15-minute film that is the final chapter in their Joseph in Egypt Trilogy, which is told through Lego Stop Motion Animation.
The “Best Original Score” Award was given to “The Lost Medallion,” a feature film starring Alex Kendrick in which his character, Daniel Anderson, visits a foster home to drop off some donations and is quickly roped into telling the kids a story which transitions into a heart-racing adventure of Billy Stone and Allie. These two teenage friends uncover a long-lost medallion and then accidentally wish themselves back in time as part of an exciting adventure. “The Lost Medallion” was also the runner-up for “Best Feature Film.”
Other winners included “Ru: Water is Life,” which garnered the runner-up award in the “Best Documentary” category; and “Static,” which took second place for “Best Short Film.” Runner-up for “Best Sanctity of Life” went to “BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?”; and “Indescribable” was tapped for second place in the “Best Original Score” category. “Mobile Mayhem” took the runner-up award for “Young Filmmaker” Award. The “Best Treatment” Award went to “Fire and Forgiveness,” with “Sola Fide” getting the second-place nod in this category.
February 7th, 2013 | Articles | Comments »
A biblical action biography drama is being developed for release by Lionsgate Films. Cast members include Peter O’Toole (Symeon), Ben Kingsley (as King Herod), Julia Ormond (as Elizabeth), and Israeli-born Odeya Rush (as Mary). The chosen director is Alister Grierson (“Sanctum”). One of the two screenwriters (Benedict Fitzgerald) co-wrote Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”. Joining him is Barbara Nicolosi.
Under the reign of terror of Herod the Great and against all odds, Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history. From Mary’s youth to her struggles as a young mother caring for her child, Jesus, up to the age of four years old. The motion picture will peer into Mary’s life at ages 8, 15, 19 and 27.
Mary, Mother of Christ” will be shooting in Malta and the Middle East. Producer Aloe Entertainment promises to bring back many of the key players from “The Passion of the Christ.” The musical score will be supplied by John Debney (“The Passion of the Christ,” “Superman,” “Iron Man”). Bob Angelotti of AngelCom Media, who was the key leader for the Catholic Campaign for (“The Passion of the Christ”) along with Paul Lauer’s Motive Marketing (“Passion of the Christ,” “Chronicles of Narnia”) is running the religious promotion and marketing for the film. Televangelist Joel Osteen has signed on as one of the film’s Executive Producers and has committed his and Lakewood Church’s (Houston, Texas) global marketing and promotion machine behind “Mary, Mother of Christ”.
According to Aloe Entertainment,
“The film, based on the New Testament, is a linear ticking clock, high action drama, faith based, youth based bio-pic. …It is a part of Mary, Joseph and Jesus’ life that has not been shown on the big screen before. …While true to the bible, the audience will experience a breakthrough with Mary’s story at ages 13, 15, 19 and 27 which will come alive using the power of film to make audiences feel as if they were living through these events with her. As the New Testament leaves Joseph’s age to interpretation, the writers have chosen to keep this a youth based project with Joseph, depicted at ages 17, 21 and 29. He is Mary’s childhood companion and confidante, a true soul mate, who undertakes willingly his role as protector and guide for Mary and their child, as they are a family on the run from a ruthless, rich and powerful king that will stop at nothing to try locate, find and take down the family and the New Messiah himself.”
The producer hopes to release the $25-million dollar film in time for Christmas 2013.
“Genius,” the 34-minute movie about the life and death of John Lennon has won a 2013 Telly Award in the category of “TV programs.”
Ray Comfort, the movie’s producer, said,
“It is encouraging to be able to say that ‘Genius’ is an ‘award-winning’ movie because it instantly lifts its credibility. People are more likely to watch a DVD or view it on YouTube.”
In less than two months since its December 5th release www.GeniusTheMovie.com has had more than 300,000 views. “Genius” looks closely at the death of the talented Beatle—particularly on why he was murdered. Comfort says,
“This documentary is extremely relevant nowadays because it exposes the common denominator in mass killers. Whenever there is a shooting, psychiatrists scramble to try and pinpoint the common denominator in the shooter. They give reasons such as ‘he was a loner,’ or ‘he had just lost his job,’ but they never put their finger on the one thing that all killers have in common. We want people to watch Genius and find out what it is.”
The movie is based on a book called, The Beatles, God and the Bible by Comfort, who is the best-selling author of more than 70 books. His previous movie www.180movie.com has had more than 3.8 million YouTube views and is based on another book called, Hitler, God and the Bible, which was the first in a series published by World Net Daily. Comfort said that he wept his way through the Holocaust, but that he loved writing about the Beatles.
“Many books have been written about the world’s most famous rock group, but few people know about their spirituality. I never knew that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met at a church, or that in 1965 all four of the Beatles were atheists. But as they matured in their thinking, each one of them attained a measure of spirituality.”
February 5th, 2013 | Articles | Comments »
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” —1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)
As teenagers, skateboarding legends Brian Sumner and Christian Hosoi helped shape a culture. They reached amazing heights and broke countless records in pursuit of innovation and greatness. They were stars. They were heroes. As they will tell you themselves, they were fools—until they decided to lay their sins at the foot of the cross and never look back.
They traded in the destructive habits of boys to serve Christ as men, using their God-given talents to minister to America’s youth in a way very few can. Armed with hardcore biblical teachings, stirring testimony, and authentic, street-level insight, Brian Sumner and Christian Hosoi speak in a language that can’t be faked—and work tirelessly to share a message that can’t be ignored. “Foolishness,” from SkateBible, is a daily devotional. It’s a witness tool. It’s an artfully made skate video featuring some of the biggest names in professional skateboarding—men now living as dedicated servants of the Lord. This new feature length DVD will be released March 5, 2013.
The stated purpose is to empower kids to stand against the pressures they face at school, giving them what they need to be as fearless in their faith as they are at the skate park. Show them you recognize a truth they face every day: In today’s world, a righteous life is the greatest rebellion.
The film is approved by Dove (a 5 Dove rating). They describe it as, “a powerful and compelling DVD which focuses on the difference Christ makes in the lives of several men. In addition the film features these same young Christian men skateboarding as Christian music plays and you will be amazed at the talent they display, making jumps and moves in the most unlikely places. This is a good DVD to show to a youth group.”
February 9 — $101,000 Grand Prize
The world looks to the Oscars®. Yet when it comes to Christian filmmaking, the Jubilee Awards has set the standard for recognition of films that honor Christ and tell faithful stories with artistic and technical excellence. On the night of February 9, 2013, tune in free of charge via the Web to watch the Jubilee Awards Ceremony—to be broadcast live from the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.
Join Stephen Kendrick and other leading Christian filmmakers from around the world for this special evening of honor. Featuring live musical entertainment and dramatic stage performances, the Jubilee Awards Ceremony will recognize film winners in a host of categories, with the top film going home with the $101,000 Grand Prize Jubilee Award—the largest cash prize given by any film festival in America.
Sixty semi-finalist films will compete for an array of awards, including: Best Dramatic Short, Best Documentary, Best Promotional Media, Best Feature Film, Best Original Score, and the always-popular Audience Choice Award.
Tune in at 7:30-10pm CST via the Web for the free Jubilee Awards Livestream Presentation, to be hosted February 9, 2013, in San Antonio’s Lila Cockrell Theatre.
Every New Day Pictures’ first production will be available in stores January 8, 2013. For a full description (or to post comments about the movie), go to our Christian Spotlight review site.
Producers John and Brittany Goodwin report:
The film was shot in 12 days, requiring top performances and strenuous days from the cast and crew. But they were more than capable and we were able to produce incredible footage with natural acting full of comedy and drama! We were blessed by so many people through the duration of the shoot, including the staff members of the two local schools and the beautiful church where we filmed and the hundreds of excited extras who made key scenes the best they could be!
A portion of the production funds were raised through KickStarter.com, and a fan site was created on Facebook. Writer and director Brittany Goodwin says “every penny we had to spend came from donations from over 200 people! The cast, crew and our family and friends all promoted our online fundraising campaigns, exceeding the initial goals we had set.” The feature length film is being distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia Group of Rock Rapids, Iowa.
The mission of Every New Day Pictures (Raleigh, North Carolina) is “to create wholesome, quality, family friendly films for children and adults of all ages. Our projects are Faith-based, thought provoking and meant to inspire. You will never find language, violence, or questionable content in our films, and can trust the content that your children are watching.”
See our Christian Spotlight™ movie review of “Secrets In The Snow.”
December 18th, 2012 | Articles | 2 Comments »
Origin Entertainment has officially optioned the film rights for the spiritual classic autobiography A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. The rights, which were acquired for an unreported sum from Harper-Collins Publishers, signal Origin’s intent to begin development on the film as early as January 2013.
A Severe Mercy, which has been enjoyed by millions and published in 7 languages worldwide, is the tale of Van and Davy and their quest for a “more perfect” love. The story highlights the couple’s lifelong friendship with famed author C.S. Lewis, and how their closeness led ultimately to a more perfect understanding of divine love. The publisher describes the book as a “beloved, profoundly moving account of the author’s marriage, the couple’s search for faith and friendship with C.S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife’s untimely death.”
“This project represents a capstone in our slate,” says Origin founder and Chairman James T. Volk. “Its ideals and values clearly reflect the films we plan to bring to the world.”
Origin Entertainment is mobilizing its fan base to take part in the film’s creation and development. “This is the first time we’ve attempted anything like this [with our fans], but the response has been overwhelming!,” stated Dick Lyles, Origin CEO.
“In exchange for their support, fans can receive rewards ranging from extremely rare keepsakes from the film to Associate Producer credits and invitations to exclusive table reads,” said David Fischer, Origin’s Chief Development Officer.
Origin has also announced it has finalized details to ink screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi Harrington to pen the adaptation.
Harrington’s screenwriting credits include “Mary Mother of Christ” (2013—Liongsgate), “Fatima: Message and Miracle” (2013), as well as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” where she served as a story consultant.
“We are ecstatic to have Barbara with us for this project,” says Volk, “her work is impeccable, and we are beyond confident in her ability.”
Development on “A Severe Mercy” is set to begin in early 2013, with production set for the following year. The producers are attempting to raise money for development of the film on IndieGoGo, where a movie trailer is also available.
Origin Entertainment describes themselves as a broad-based film and television production company. They are located in Manhattan Beach, CA and “focused on producing transformative entertainment.” It is comprised of experienced creative professionals who are committed to making a positive impact on the industry and the modern world through entertainment.
The new John Lennon themed movie, released to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic December 8th death, received more than 100,000 on-line views in just its first four days. The movie’s producer and Christian Answers® Team Member, Ray Comfort, said, “This is exceptional, because this isn’t a two-minute clip of grandma’s hair catching on fire. It’s a 34-minute commitment, but it’s so fascinating and fast-moving viewers can’t look away. This generation doesn’t go to the conventional sources for news and information. They are engrossed in their own world of Social Media—texting, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and if we want to reach them with the message of everlasting life we have to enter their world. That’s what we have done with this movie. ‘Genius’ is reaching a culture with the gospel through an effective medium; using a fascinating subject—the Beatles, who have crossed generations, selling more than 2.3 billion albums.”
Comfort (Living Waters) said that he wants to convince Christians that the movie has incredible potential to reach a Hell-bound world, and he wants them to view it, “like” it, comment on it, and push it through Facebook and Twitter. He maintains that this lifts the YouTube ratings, and so more people get to hear the gospel. “Genius” has been commended by many national Christian leaders, including John Piper, who so appreciated its potential to reach the lost, he tweeted it four times in four days.
The Los Angeles-based producer added, “In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel—with great hardship and often with the loss of life. In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the ‘send’ button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones. Romans chapter 10:15 asks, ‘How shall they preach unless they are sent?’ In this case ‘Genius’ can be the preacher and it can be ‘sent’ all over the world through this amazing medium.”
The movie was produced as a companion to a new book by Comfort, called, The Beatles, God, and the Bible (published by World Net Daily) and can be freely viewed on GeniusTheMovie.com
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A new feature-length drama will hit U.S. theaters on April 9, 2010. “Letters to God” is described as a “heartfelt tale of inspiration, hope and redemption.” It is directed by David Nixon (“Fireproof,” “Facing the Giants”), and co-directed by Patrick Doughtie who wrote the book on which the film is based. The book was inspired by a true story of a young boy stricken with cancer who writes letters to God as therapy and in turn inspires his family, friends and community at large. Filmed in the Orlando, Florida area, the reported production budget was $3.5-million.
Produced by Possibility Pictures and Mercy Creek Entertainment, “Letters to God” is the story of what happens when one boy’s walk of faith crosses paths with one man’s search for meaning—the resulting transformational journey touches the lives of everyone around them.
Tyler Doherty (actor TANNER MAGUIRE) is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. Surrounded by a loving family and community, and armed with the courage of his faith, he faces his daily battle against cancer with bravery and grace. To Tyler, God is a friend, a teacher and the ultimate pen pal—Tyler’s prayers take the form of letters, which he composes and mails on a daily basis.
The letters find their way into the hands of Brady McDaniels (JEFFREY S.S. JOHNSON), a beleaguered postman standing at a crossroads in his life. At first, he is confused and conflicted over what to do with the letters. But the decision he ultimately makes becomes a testament to the quiet power of one boy’s shining spirit and unshakeable faith.
“Letters to God” is described as an intimate, moving and often funny story about the galvanizing effect one child’s belief can have on others.
See our review of the film.
For more information, see official site.