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Redemption of the Heart Successful

September 24th, 2014

Last month we let you know about Redemption of the Heart, a film crowdfunding on Kickstarter for a full theatrical release. Last week, the deadline hit and they were successfully able to raise $11,302 (more than their $10,000 goal)! This means that Redemption of the Heart will now be able to release in theaters, reaching an even broader audience along the way. Isaac Meeks, the man behind the film and the Kickstarter campaign had this to say at the end:

"Backers we made it! We reached our goal! Special thanks to Carol Smulllens, Lisa Darling Daniel, Rachel Torres Lorraine McBurnie and Terry Sellers for helping us get to our goal!

You guys have done your part now its are turn. We plan to take this 10 thousand dollars and take our film to as many movie Theaters as possible. If we make money we will take that money and re invest it in to new Theaters to try to expand the reach of our film. It will be a challenge to get our small low budget in to certain theaters so keep us in your prayers! Thanks again for all your support! We will continue to keep you posted on a regular basis of our progress."

You can find out more about this film on their Kickstarter page or on their website at redemptionoftheheartthemovie.com. Congratulations to Isaac Meeks and Sandon Yahn on their success! Be sure to stay tuned as we bring you the latest on this film as they attempt to reach as many theaters as possible!

Hamlet's Mouse Trap on Indiegogo

September 23rd, 2014

If you've followed Christian Film Central for a while, you may know that we're big fans of crowd-funding projects. Today we bring you a new film being produced by Darrien Murphy, producer of the short film Help Me. He's trying to turn this short film into a feature-length film Hamlet's Mouse Trap and he's trying to crowd-fund it through Indiegogo. The synopsis for this film reads:

"Hamlet’s Mouse-trap is an elegant suspense thriller which, as the title suggests, is in the tradition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This is the story of Maria, a contemporary descendant of the Imperial House of Romanov, whose mother was murdered during a robbery in their home. Maria has set out to discover why her mother was murdered and by whom – but she must also decide whether she will commit an act that would betray her faith, her family’s legacy, and her mother’s memory.

One year after witnessing her mother’s final moments, Maria is a different person. Consumed by never ending grief, her natural sensitivity and reflective tendencies are at constant odds with her ferocious will. Her moral nature is in deep disorder and the self-imposed duty of revenge is a painful burden that she is barely able to support.

The authorities have lied to her, calling her mother’s death a robbery gone tragically wrong. However, Maria is convinced that her mother was actually the victim of a planned murder. Having stumbled upon her mother’s beloved – and supposedly stolen – antique mourning cross in her father’s office, she also believes that her father may know who killed her mother. Against the wishes of her aunt, who fears the moral and spiritual consequences of revenge, Maria has set a plot into motion that may reveal her mother’s killers – by using her father to discover them.

Hamlet’s Mouse-trap is told with a classical sensibility which reflects a family who are heirs to a dynasty that ruled the Russian Empire for over 300 years. They have as their extended family the Royal Houses of Europe and in their veins the blood of Peter the Great and Catherine II. The characters in this story carry not only the blood of their ancestors, but also the weight of their triumphs and tragedies. They are the keepers of old traditions and intimate family stories that have helped to shape Russian and European history."

If you'd like to find out more about this film, you can check out their Indiegogo page at this link here. Their goal is to raise $20,000 by November 19th, with a stretch goal of $100,000. If you'd like to support him in his endeavor, you can find out more information on their Indiegogo page. Also, be sure to stay tuned as we bring you the latest news on this film!

New Movie: The Song

September 22nd, 2014

Looking for a good way to spend your Friday night? Well, there's another Christian film releasing in 332 theaters on September 26th. The Song, produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films, tells a modernized tale of Solomon. The full synopsis reads:

"Aspiring singer—‐songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart."

You can find out more about this film on their website at thesongmovie.com. You can also find where it will be playing nearest you. Be sure to stay tuned as we bring you more news on this film. In the meantime, check out this awesome video they put together to promote the film. If you've been a fan of Christian films throughout the years, it's sure to bring a laugh!

Hero Now Available

September 16th, 2014

It seems we're in the middle of a Christian film rush as we keep announcing more and more films becoming available! Today, another new film, Hero, is releasing in stores. This was produced by the creators of Alone, Yet Not Alone which as you may remember we posted about last September. The synopsis for this film says:

"Joe Finn was a local legend in the world of baseball, but a miserable failure as a husband, father, and friend. Now, seven years after leaving home, he returns just in time to say goodbye to his dying wife and hello to a son and a community who consider him as good as dead.

Intent on making his life right, he turns to the only thing he knows -- baseball. But Little League is all but unrecognizable in Miller's Gap, and parental involvement is at an all-time low. Even as his actions begin to warm the hearts of some, others in the community threaten to get rid of Joe's team for good. Can Joe win back his son and revitalize a dying game, or is he seven years too late to redeem the mess of his own making?"

You can learn more about this film in our New Movies section or on their website at www.herofamilymovie.com. This film is now available and can be picked up in Family Christian stores or at your local Wal Mart. And as always, be sure to stay tuned for more news on this exciting film!

Wait Till It's Free Now Available

September 10th, 2014

The long-awaited new documentary from Colin Gunn is finally out! Wait Till It's Free, a medical documentary helped funded by Kickstarter, released today on DVD. The full synopsis reads:

"'Wait Till It's Free' is an entertaining and provocative look at the current healthcare crisis. Coming at the healthcare issue from a non-partisan but none-the-less conservative and Christian outlook, this film takes a hard and honest look at the way we do health care in America. The film looks at every relevant aspect of modern medicine, from the escalating cost of health insurance to the move towards universal government healthcare. The film asks what kind of alternatives there are to families caught between expensive insurance based coverage and the "free" government solutions. The film explores the alternatives for individuals, churches, and families and offers moving and enlightening stories about those that have chosen to follow innovative and independent approaches to healthcare."


You can find out more information about this film on their website or in our New Movies section. You can also purchase this film from their website here. Once you've seen it, be sure to let us know what you thought about it! How does this film compare to Gunn Productions' earlier works like the incredible documentary IndoctriNation? Be sure to let us know, and stay tuned as we bring you the latest on this film!

New Movie: Redeemed

September 9th, 2014

Redeemed Christian film

Looking for a new Christian film to watch? Then be sure to check out the latest movie from Pure Flix Entertainment! Redeemed, produced by the same company that brought us God's Not Dead, released today on DVD. The full synopsis reads:

"Paul Tyson (Ted McGinley) is a loving husband, devoted father and well-respected businessman on the brink of the biggest deal of his career. But when Julia (Ana Ayora), the breathtakingly beautiful representative sent to manage the buy-out of Paul’s company, Paul finds himself letting their relationship going further than he intended. As the pressures of a crumbling company creep in, and intense new feelings abound, wedding vows get put on the back burner and the question arises… Just what is adultery?"

You can find out more information about this film over in our New Movies section or on their website. You can also find out more information there on where to buy this brand new film. Once you've watched it, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Holy Ghost Premiere

September 6th, 2014

Holy Ghost, Darren Wilson's latest film, is now available to watch for free on their website! This film was a huge success on Kickstarter, raising over $350,000. Holy Ghost was available for a 24 hour period last month for a price, but the film is now free online starting today. The full synopsis reads:

Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary from the director of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net – just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether its the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in the world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.

We reviewed this film this week on the podcast and it actually sparked an interesting discussion on the Holy Spirit, faith healing, and much more! You can listen to this podcast here, and after you have, we'd love to hear your opinion on it! You can leave us a comment over on the podcast page or at Podcast@ChristianFilmCentral.com. We may even read your comment on a future episode!

Podcast Episode: #006 -- Holy Ghost



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You can view the film now at http://hgpremiere.bethel.tv. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the film, and as always, stay tuned as we bring you the latest news on Holy Ghost!

Mom's Night Out Available

September 2nd, 2014

Mom's Night Out, released in theaters on May 9th, has now been released on DVD and Blu-ray! This film did well in theaters and was well-received as a comedic Christian film. The synopsis for this film reads:

"All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong? Moms' Night Out is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting."

You can find out more information about this film over in our New Movies section or on their website MomsNightOutMovie.com. You can purchase this movie either on DVD or Blu ray on their website here. In the meantime, what did you think of this film? Are you planning on purchasing it? We've thought about reviewing this on our podcast, so that may be coming soon. As always, be sure to stay tuned!

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