Divine Timing for Christian Films
Only the Lord could have inspired George Johnson three years ago to write and produce a film about a Ukrainian being kidnapped by Russians that would come to theaters during the Russian war against the Ukraine!
There were seasons where Christians complained that there’s nothing good to watch in theaters, but this weekend many of you have three options!
Lifemark, about adoption in the wake of the abolition of Roe v. Wade, Running the Bases, encouraging people in public schools to express their Christian faith just a few months after the Supreme Court confirmed that Coach Joe Kennedy can kneel at the 50-yard line, and now Pursuit of Freedom, which depicts a true story of a woman who was taken from her home in the Ukraine by Russian thugs and sold into slavery to pay off her husband’s gambling debt. The film follows her on her miraculous search for her three children who escaped enslavement from the Russians.
The film won ten awards at the Content2022 Film Festival and Media Summit on Thursday night, including Best Female Lead (Jessica Koloian of Courageous Love), Best Supporting Actress (Mimi Sagadin who plays Corey ten Boom in Return to the Hiding Place), and Best Male Lead (Stelio Savante of The Chosen). The film also features singer and humorist Mark Lowry in his first feature film. Parents need to proceed with caution. This a a disturbing topic. Please check it out on your favorite parental guidance review site.
Here’s the trailer:
Here are interviews with some of the cast and crew:
Visit www.HomesickMedia.com for release information.
Though the subject matter is very serious, it’s told creatively by committed Christians, and Dove.org recommends Pursuit of Freedom for all ages.
The actors of Running the Bases that I interviewed won numerous awards Thursday night. You can watch the ceremony, which includes me accepting our award for Best Justice – Prayer for Praying with America’s Leaders.
Pray for all three films to inspire adoption, bold expression of faith, and the end of human trafficking!
Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents, mostly with his own one-man plays. He and his bride Joyce play the parents of the love interest of Jessica Koloian’s character in Courageous Love. Rich and Joyce, another contributing writer for IFA, now have 37 screen children. The Swingles live in New York City. www.RichDrama.com. Photo Credit: Krists Luhaers on Unsplash.
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