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.