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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

A Letter for Joe Takes New Look at Biblical Story of Joseph

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).

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Take an Eye-Opening Journey Down by the River

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.

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Starting Over Can Be an Uphill Battle

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?

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Right to Believe Takes Biblical Stance on Homosexuality

January 09, 2014

(Rock Rapids, IA) - Now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, Right to Believe explores the biblical principles of homosexuality through the eyes of a newspaper reporter.

After his credibility is falsely called into question, Tony Morris (Christopher Hunt) is demoted to writing for his paper's community section. Little does Tony know that his first assignment in his new role presents the biggest challenge of his young career. With his job on the line, Tony is assigned to cover the town's first Gay Pride Day and interview parade organizer Markus Fry (Timothy Paul Taylor).

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Neighbors Are Fenced Off in New Film about Tolerance

December 17, 2013

(Rock Rapids, IA) - Now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, Fenced Off explores the reality that loving your neighbor can be complicated.

Inspired by actual events, Fenced Off follows two couples living next door to one another. Josh and Anne just moved into their first house. Jack is a young, idealistic social worker who is ready to be welcomed to the neighborhood. Next door are George and Tia. Retired and ready for a slower life, George is not inclined to give a warm welcome to the new neighbors, much to Tia's chagrin. What starts off as a day of yard work and random to-do's for the new neighbors turns into a series of misunderstandings and confrontations.    

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The Lost Medallion Released in Spanish

December 13, 2013

(Rock Rapids, IA) - The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, a best-selling adventure starring Alex Kendrick, has now been released in Spanish as El Medallón Perdido: Las Aventuras de Billy Stone through Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Based on director and screenwriter Bill Muir's popular children's book, El Medallón Perdido follows best friends Billy and Allie, who uncover a long-lost medallion and accidentally wish themselves back in time 200 years to an island. Billy and his friends jump off waterfalls, sneak through caves, and battle their nemesis, Cobra, on an island from which they cannot escape, unless Billy discovers the key to reclaiming the powerful medallion and gains a new understanding of faith.    

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A Strange Brand of Happy Stars Grammy Winner Rebecca St. James

December 13, 2013

(Rock Rapids, IA) - Now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, the faith-friendly romantic comedy A Strange Brand of Happy stars Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James.

With a push from his roommate after losing his job, David (Joe Boyd) hires an attractive life coach named Joyce (St. James) to get his life back on track. When he accompanies Joyce's volunteer group to a retirement home, David discovers that his manipulative ex-boss and fellow volunteer, William, has a crush on Joyce, too. There, a crafty retiree from the home is quick to encourage the pair to face one another for her heart.

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Christian Comedy Stars John Carmen as The Rev

December 03, 2013

(Rock Rapids, IA) - The feature film The Rev, which inspired the Parables TV series of the same name, is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

The Rev is a Christian comedy starring John Carmen as Johnny Starr ("Double N...Double R"), a white evangelist who was adopted and raised in Arkansas by a devout black family.    

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The Road to Emmaus, PA Earns Five Doves

November 25, 2013

(Rock Rapids, IA) - Awarded the Dove Foundation's highest honor of five Doves, the faith-based documentary The Road to Emmaus, PA is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

The film follows three skeptical friends during their search for God on the road from Jerusalem, Ohio, to Emmaus, Pennsylvania. In a rundown RV, Joe Boyd, Mat Milthaler, and Brad Wise reenact the biblical pilgrimage from the gospel of Luke in which two travelers encounter the resurrected Jesus on the road to Jerusalem to Emmaus in ancient Israel. What starts as an investigative experiment for the trio ends as a spiritual awakening that helps to answer some of their questions about faith, miracles, missions, and prayer.

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Christmas Oranges Brings Zest to a Classic Tale

September 20, 2013

(Rock Rapids, IA) - A young orphan learns the spirit of giving in Christmas Oranges, now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Based on the 2002 book retold by Linda Bethers and illustrated by Ben Sowards, Christmas Oranges opens with the closing of Greenwoods Orphanage due to an epidemic. Having lost the only home she has ever known, young Rose (Bailee Johnson) is shipped from the warmth and kindness of Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) to the cold and cruel Irongates and its strict headmaster, Mr. Crampton (Edward Herrman). When Rose learns that each child receives an orange on Christmas, she waits in eager anticipation, but will Mr. Crampton's cruelty take away her special treat on Christmas morning?

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