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First love. Second chance.

Orange County, CA, based Carmel Entertainment Group, LLC, has acquired the master distribution rights to “No Greater Love,” the faith-based drama and debut feature from upstart Coram Deo Studios, Inc. Carmel Entertainment co-founder and President Chris Bueno remarked,

“‘No Greater Love’ immediately grabbed our attention with its engaging story and exceptional production values for a low-budget independent film.”

Synopsis

Jeff and Heather were the “Lucky ones.” Best friends from childhood, high school sweethearts, and married by twenty-two. They were inseparable soul mates. Over time, however, Jeff became a workaholic, and Heather felt the neglect. After the birth of their son, Ethan, and with Jeff never around, Heather fell into a deep depression. In a moment of despair, Heather made the life-altering decision to leave Jeff for the night…and never returned. After police searches, missing person’s reports, and endless efforts to find her…she was gone.

Ten years later… life has moved on for Jeff and Ethan. Jeff is on the verge of proposing to Katie, his girlfriend of eight months, and Ethan has grown into a well-adjusted eleven year old. While not forgotten, Heather is a vivid, but distant memory of the past for Jeff, and no memory at all for Ethan.

Jeff is befriended by Dave, a fellow regular at a local coffee house. After striking up a friendship, they learn that their sons are baseball little league teammates. With summer break approaching, Dave encourages Jeff to allow Ethan to come to “Kids Fest,” a fun, week-long kid’s summer event at Dave’s church. Ambivalent toward God and church, but feeling that Kids Fest would be – if nothing else – good babysitting for his son, Jeff accepts.

Ethan has a blast, and on the final day, Jeff and Katie are persuaded to attend a brief show, which the kids are performing. It is on this day that Jeff receives the monumental shock of his life. Heather is one of the Kids Fest helpers!

Three years prior to their Kids Fest encounter, Heather had been saved from her sin, and was now a committed Christian. With all her heart, she had diligently attempted to find the whereabouts of Jeff and Ethan, but was ultimately unsuccessful. Turning it over to God, she had fervently been praying to see them again, and by God’s grace, here they were!

Jeff is forced to wrestle with forgiveness, reconciliation, and the irresistible grace of God.

Production

“No Greater Love” is written and directed by Brad Silverman. Signature Fundraising president Russ Rice is the executive producer. A crew of about 24 worked on the three-week shoot, filming with high-definition digital cameras.

Originally founded as a small media division of a large, national school fundraising company, Coram Deo has flourished into a full working production company. Having produced over a dozen short films and a children’s educational television pilot, the company has quickly grown into a full-fledged production house.

“No Greater Love” was created out of what writer/director Brad J. Silverman describes as, “a void in Christian entertainment.” He states,

“We saw a need in the Christian market for products that would not only have the gospel message, but would also have the look and feel of a major studio production.”

The lead actors are Anthony Tyler Quinn (“Boy Meet’s World”) and Danielle Bisutti (“Without A Trace”). The cast also includes film and television veteran Jay Underwood (“The Boy Who Could Fly”).

Coram Deo Studios, Inc. plans on releasing the film later this year and hopes to start on its next production later this summer.

Distribution

Carmel Entertainment made a “giant” splash in the distribution world with the 2006 release of Sherwood Pictures’ “Facing the Giants.” Fellow Carmel Entertainment founder and CEO Larry Frenzel added,

“We’re excited to partner with Coram Deo Studios on NO GREATER LOVE, which exemplifies the standard of excellence represented by the Carmel Entertainment brand. We look forward to a long-term association.”

Coram Deo President, Russ Rice, echoed the sentiment,

“We want to partner with a company that shares our goals and ethics, and we feel we have found that in Carmel Entertainment. Our hope is for a relationship that can translate into quality products that entertain, provoke thought and make a difference.”

Official site: nogreaterlovethemovie.com

For more information on prodiucer Coram Deo Studios as well as “No Greater Love” visit CoramDeoStudios.com.

For more information on distributor Carmel Entertainment Group visit CarmelEntertainmentGroup.com.