Grizzly Adams Productions (GAP) in conjunction with the Total Living Network (TLN) announced the signing of a TV/DVD book rights agreement in preparation for a 2006 release of “The Heroes of Flight 93,” a documentary that examines the religious implications of the New York City 9/11 terrorist attack and tells the spiritual back stories of the heroic passengers who overpowered terrorists on United Flight 93.
Our documentary will recreate what actually happened on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania, says Jerry Rose, president of TLN and the executive producer of the documentary. It also will address the very perplexing spiritual questions “If God is a loving God, how could He have allowed this to happen?, why didn’t God do anything to stop this terrible evil?, and where was God on September 11, 2001?”
Grizzly Adams has obtained the TV/DVD rights to Cheryl McGuinness book Beauty Beyond the Ashes: Choosing Hope after Crisis which was published by Howard Publishing in 2004 (West Monroe, LA). GAP’s documentary will be in part based on the book and interviews with Cheryl McGuinness and will reportedly air on nine religious networks and will be sold in DVD format in the religious trade.
Cheryl McGuinness is the wife of Tom McGuinness, co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center. Cheryl has been highly sought after for national speaking engagements for her powerful message of renewal, recovery and faith. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, The 700 Club, Good Morning America, and Fox News, and has been featured in the New York Times, Focus on the Family publications, “Newsweek,” and other major
“The Heroes of Flight 93” is a program for healing, for answers, and for hope, says Sharon Dymmel, producer and screenwriter for the upcoming documentary. Four years later, Americans still feel the pain of that clear September morning. The courage demonstrated by the passengers and crew of Flight 93 remind us that, while God never promised to take away all of our pain, He did promise to provide us with strength if we seek Him.
Along with powerful stories of loved ones, the documentary will feature important forensic discoveries, the actual voice recording from the Cleveland Air Traffic Control Center, and wisdom from some of our nations Christian leaders to answer the questions that still stir in the hearts of Americans: Where did these courageous people find the strength to fight back? How close did they come to actually preventing the plane from crashing? What key pieces of information were shared with loved ones during those precious last phone calls?
Also there will be an onscreen interview with Lisa Jefferson, the telephone operator who recited the Lords Prayer with passenger Todd Beamer and heard his final call to arms, Lets roll!
This documentary is a testament to the extraordinary courage these people demonstrated in the face of terror, giving America hope in its darkest hour, says Charles E. Sellier, president of Grizzly Adams Productions. We answer a lot of questions, and more importantly, we pay tribute to these heroes on Flight 93.
In November, GAP announced the aquisition of TV/DVD rights to a book by Dr. John MacArthur exploring the lives and teachings of the 12 Apostles for a new upcoming PAX-TV documentary production. The book is titled Twelve Ordinary Men (W Publishing Group, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.). They also aquired rights to The Search for the Twelve Apostles by the late Dr. William Steuart McBirnie (Living Books, Tyndale Publishers).
David W. Balsiger, GAPs vice-president and producer of the upcoming documentary says, Were going to tell the extraordinary journey of these 12 men who changed the course of human history forever. Dr. MacArthur is also one of many scholars that will be interviewed for the Grizzly Adams Productions docudrama. The only extraordinary thing about the Apostles is just how ordinary they all seem to be. They were common, average, everyday men who achieved within their lifetimes a feat so monumental it defies human explanation.
GAP also recently acquired the worldwide TV/DVD rights to two controversial books written by Patrick Heron Apocalypse Soon and The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse. GAP plans to produce an investigative TV/DVD program based on the books examining the dire predictions of mankinds end, as stated in the Bible and other sources, plus take a look at disasters befalling the world during recent years. Balsiger reports that the program will, among other things, examine what they believe to be the newly discovered role of America in end-times prophesies.