Bridgestone Multimedia Group™ Press Room
The Bridgestone Multimedia Group™ press room offers a variety of resources for customers and partners seeking the latest news and updates about our company and products.
BMG is built on a foundation of film, family, and faith. Each new title added to our database is carefully screened to ensure it reflects a Christian worldview and biblical principles. Our goal is to encourage the creation of more faith-affirming and family-friendly movies and media to spread the message of God's love. As we continue to expand our selection, we strive to give our customers the very best online shopping experience and products that entertain and inspire.
Latest Press Releases
July 17, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - Lea Thompson plays a mother whose daughter helps her rediscover love in My Mother's Future Husband, a new romantic comedy available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
In the five years since Headly's father died, the 15-year-old and her mom, René (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future), have become best friends. When Headly has her first crush, she decides her mother needs some romance in her life, too, so she and her friend Willis devise a scheme to help René find love again.
July 11, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Toy Story, Up) stars in the new family film In the Name of God, now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Years of bouncing from one foster care home to another have left Mason Jones (Patrick Davis) feeling unwanted and unloved. When the 17-year-old moves in with the Lewis family (Pete Freeland & Robyn Lively), they seem just like all of his previous foster parents: middle-aged with one child and called by God to change his life. However, unlike the others, the Lewis family is determined to keep Mason. With zero chances left and no other options than being locked up in juvenile detention, Mason starts attending a court mandated support group. There, he finds a surprise ally in the pastor's daughter, Lacey (Jeannette Grout), and learns important life lessons about humility, respect, and fresh starts.
June 30, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - The true tale of the 16-year-old who rode 40 miles on horseback to save her family and her country is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Inspired by actual events during the Revolutionary War, Sybil Ludington follows the journey of Colonel Henry Ludington's daughter, who dodged danger and enemy troops to alert over 400 men on a rain-soaked night to save the American colonies from British rule. Today, Sybil is known as "the girl Paul Revere" and one of America's greatest female patriots.
May 29, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - Filled with music, dancing, art, comedy, and drama, New: The Movie is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Penny, Nattie, Emmie, and Jess are best friends who spend their summer working at a creative arts center called All Things New. Together, they stage Art in the Park, a festival created for children to experience the joy of the arts. However, when a top talent scout shows up and offers Emmie's adopted brother, Isaiah, a life of fame and fortune in Los Angeles, Isaiah is forced to make some difficult choices that may compromise his beliefs, as well as his relationships with his family and the kids who look up to him at the center.
May 29, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - Now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, The Light of Freedom follows the stories of runaway slaves longing to be reunited with their families and the real-life historical heroes who risked their lives to save them through the Underground Railroad.
When President Lincoln calls for 75,000 men to join the Union army in 1861, the nation teeters on the brink of The Civil War. Meanwhile, a more covert battle waged by the Underground Railroad has been raging for decades. Station master William Hanby helps runaway slaves reach freedom, dangerously defying the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and putting his own family in peril. The risk doubles when a bounty hunter shows up determined to make money by capturing escapees and returning them to their masters.
May 01, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - A pastor fights the status quo at his new church in Seven Deadly Words, a film based on actual events that is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Pastor Evan Bennett (Roy Lynam) takes on more than he bargained for when he arrives in Connersville, Indiana, to settle into his new role at Egypt Valley Community Church. Out of funds and out of touch with the community, Evan's new church needs a strong leader to stand up to tradition. Inspired by the challenge, Evan and several members of the congregation set out to rebuild relationships, repair the broken-down facility, and replenish the church's bank account.
April 24, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - A faith-based film about seven teens who find adventure and faith during a hiking trip to Yosemite National Park, On the Edge is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Reflecting on his own faith journey that began on a skiing trip to Lake Tahoe, Vince bets his college roommate he can prove that God exists by taking him on a camping trip with a few friends from church. As they hike and swap stories around the campfire, the group covers physical and spiritual ground while attempting to tackle the tough questions of life.
April 15, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - A fun, modern day retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, A Letter for Joe is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Set in small-town Florida and the freewheeling Las Vegas of the 1970s, A Letter for Joe follows Joe Roberts (Evan Schwalb), a teenager who idolizes his older brother, Denny (Neil Schwalb), and Denny's college friends. But to the guys, Joe is a pesky nuisance whose Christian faith makes him strange, so Denny devises an elaborate prank to write a fake letter and send Joe on a wild goose chase to strike up a friendship with the richest man in America, the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes (Jeff Wise).
February 14, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - The true story of a family dealing with sickle cell anemia, Down by the River is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Awarded the The Dove Foundation's highest honor of five doves, Down by the River stars Sean Johnson as Skylar Ford, an aspiring writer with too much weight on his young shoulders. Bogged down by family responsibilities and career setbacks, Skylar searches for a balance between helping his mother (Alethea Bailey) take care of his sister Hannah (Adriana Ford), who suffers from sickle cell anemia, and finding a publishing house that will accept his work.
January 10, 2014
(Rock Rapids, IA) - From the creators of Stand Strong, the Christian independent film Uphill Battle is now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Three years after a painful divorce due to her husband's addiction to pornography and subsequent infidelity, Erica Stratton (Shelby Smith) works as an accountant to provide for her two children. Though she appears independent and strong, she struggles to free herself from the devastating memories of her broken marriage. Firm in her resolve to never trust again, Erica meets Michael and begins to question her decision. Torn between her broken past and an unknown future, will Erica find a way to heal?