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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.

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9 Responses to ““Letters to God”—theatrical release”

  1. Sierra Says:

    This movie is amazingly touching and it truly made me realize some of the things that people often take for granted. It had an excellent message and I recommend it to everybody.

  2. Brendan Says:

    I took my wife and kids to see Letters to God this past weekend, and we all enjoyed it so much. The movie was touching and inspiring for my children. Go see it, and bring the whole family!

  3. Mandy Says:

    I really loved this movie. It was inspiring and heartwarming. I recommend taking the whole family to see it!

  4. John Says:

    This is such a great film! At first i wasn’t sure if i would like it but it was wonderful! Highly recommended!

  5. Alvin Thompson Says:

    I took my wife and kids to see Letters to God this past weekend, and we all enjoyed it so much. The movie was touching and inspiring for my children. Go see it, and bring the whole family!

  6. Nathan Deming Says:

    I’ll say this with love and kindness and no disrespect to those who enjoyed the movie but, as a Christian and a guy hoping to be a filmmaker this is the exact kind of film that creates a further gap between believers and nonbelievers. This film is for believers and believers only, and my stomach clenches when I think of being associated with this film just because I’m a Christian. God deserves movies that aren’t schmaltzy, uninspired, and untasteful to everyone but Christians.

  7. Daniel Says:

    Working up the guts to see the movie, so much easier for us to avoid the grit of others lives. If we aren’t going to share how God will work with any circumstance, how will we be considered believable, and how then can we be sharing truth? Should we sugar coat the Gospel more to make it appealing? God forbid. “Carry each others burdens” shouldn’t just be words without works.

  8. paul Says:

    God bless you , I need the news on films form time to time

  9. Muriel Says:

    How refreshing to be able to see a film where you can bring your whole family without fear of your children being exposed to violence and other adult themes. I really enjoyed this film and took from it a sense of inspiration and wonder.