Friends for Life, a Grizzly Adams Productions film (Loveland, CO) in association with Flynn-Daines Productions, has received an Award of Excellence from the prestigious Film Advisory Board, Inc., a 32 year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of quality family entertainment.
In honoring the film, Janet Stokes, CEO of the Film Advisory Board, noted that,
Friendships are fascinating. They offer a myriad of endless surprises that are endearing. Friends for Life is a monumental tribute to the essence of friendship. Its a profoundly moving story that will touch your heart.
Directed by Michael Spence, the film tells the story of a grieving widower and retired attorney, played by veteran actor Michael Flynn, who lives in a small mountain community where he encounters four wolf pups that change his life. The special relationship between the man and the wolves is threatened by a greedy land developer. The movie also stars Jimmy Chunga, and Tayva Patch.
In announcing the award, the Film Advisory Boards Stokes stated,
The story holds a sense of real human experiences that are not hyped with over-the-top sensationalism and disturbing plot twists. Its a breath of fresh air. Majestic vistas and magnificent lush forests add special elegancea sense of ethereal imageryto the story that stars an angel, as the symbol for caring. The significance of these visuals is not lost in the allure of Friends for Life, a wonderful family film that speaks volumes for goodness in life.
She went on to add,
Its a gripping tale of personal challenges, noble acts of kindness, and the miracle of divine intervention.
Chuck Sellier, president and founder of Grizzly Adams productions noted,
Were greatly honored to receive this award. Some of the finest family films over the last three decades from major studios and independents have been past recipients. To join films like Beauty and the Beast, E.T., Shrek, and The Prince of Egypt, among others, puts this movie in quite auspicious company.
During the past eight years, Grizzly Adams has received more than 160 awardssecular and religious, national and internationalfor its productions.
The Film Advisory Board, founded in 1975 by Elayne Blythe, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is the recognition and promotion of quality family and childrens entertainment. The Film Advisory Board is the only official professional movie rating system other than the MPAA.
According to Sellier,
We have a long tradition of excellence in our company in every aspect of the filmmaking process, from conception to finished product. We wouldnt have achieved the success weve enjoyed without gifted writers, talented cinematographers, demanding directors, and exacting editors. Friends for Life is the latest of a long line of cinematic accomplishments by a very talented team.
Friends for Life is scheduled to release in late 2008.
Complete text of Film Advisory Board review
Friendships are fascinating, they offer a myriad of endless surprises that are endearing. Friends for Life is a monumental tribute to the essence of friendship. These expressions are vividly woven throughout this marvelous story of a man, in deep despair, who unwittingly cries out for help, and finds purpose when he opens his heart to needy baby wolves. As the story unfolds the unscrupulous land developer discovers a stronger presence is afoot and events do not materialize as planned.
The story holds a sense of real human experiences that are not hyped with over the top sensationalism and disturbing plot twists; it is a breath of fresh air. Majestic vistas and magnificent lush forests add special elegancea sense of ethereal imageryto the story, and stars an angel, as the symbol for caring. The significance of these visuals are not lost in the allure of Friends for Life, a wonderful family film that speaks volumes for goodness in life.
INSPIRING! An unforgettable story about four wolves and a man who form a bond of caring JUST BEAUTIFUL.
A profoundly moving story that will teach your heart.
A gripping story about challenges, about noble acts of kindness and the miracle of divine intervention.
Film Advisory Board