(Rock Rapids, IA) – Filled with heart and humor, The Last Straw is a new inspirational holiday film that may forever change the way your family celebrates Christmas.
To help stop the children’s constant bickering and bring back the Christmas spirit, the McDonald family agrees to resume an old tradition. With help from their neighbor “Gramps”, who is preparing for his first Christmas since the death of his wife, they build a manger for baby Jesus and create a soft bed by adding one straw at a time any time someone secretly does something nice for another family member. However, for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take.
“The Last Straw hits all the right notes as a family-friendly holiday movie,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “The acting is terrific, the story is interesting, and the situations are realistic. We doubt you’ll be able to watch The Last Straw only once. You’ll want to watch it again and again.”
The film co-stars Adam Johnson, Britani Bateman, Darion Willardson, Madison Bontempo, and Corbin Bernsen as “Gramps.” While best known for his role on the TV series L.A. Law, Bernsen also stars in the inspirational thriller Suing the Devil, which is available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
The Last Straw is now on sale for $12.99 from BMG through the Christianbook Group.
To help stop the children’s constant bickering and bring back the Christmas spirit, the McDonald family agrees to resume an old tradition. With help from their neighbor “Gramps” (Corbin Bernsen), who is preparing for his first Christmas since the death of his wife, they build a manger for baby Jesus and create a soft bed by adding one straw at a time any time someone secretly does something nice for another family member.
However, for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take. Filled with heart and humor, The Last Straw is an inspirational holiday film that may forever change the way your family celebrates Christmas.
Two of Santa’s elves, Elwood and Nora, are vacationing in small-town USA when they receive an urgent transmission from the North Pole about a new law that forbids adults from disciplining children. This sudden lack of consequences for kids has led to a worldwide epidemic of bad behavior, and it’s up to Elwood and Nora to stop it.
With the help of young Jessica, the elves set out to transform the wayward children from naughty to nice and rid the small town of an economic depression. As their friendship with the Christian girl blossoms, they discover the limits of their magic, the true meaning of Christmas, and the joy of helping others.
The story of an everyday family struggling to free itself from the burden of material possessions, Stand Strong follows Matt Webster, a husband and father who measures his success by his possessions. While he appears to have it all, pride of ownership does little to fill the void in Matt’s life, which lacks strong convictions and a strong faith in God. Financial stress creates tension among Matt, his wife, Tara, and their children, who slowly watch the seams of a seemingly perfect existence unravel as credit cards are declined and arguments grow heated.
After nearly losing a loved one in an accident, Matt and his family are stripped of all they own and are forced to move in with his brother’s family. In their new positive, Christian environment, Matt and Tara learn by example how to lead their home and their children, re-evaluate their priorities, and realize that happiness is the true measure of success.
Written, directed, and produced by Rob Diamond, Saint Street follows the life of Percy, a good man who becomes focused on making money rather than spending time with his family. On Christmas Eve, he breaks yet another promise to his wife and children to leave work early and misses the annual Christmas party. After repeated warnings to change his ways, Percy suffers a serious car accident that causes him to lose everything, including his family, job, and the use of his legs.
Confined to a wheelchair and homeless, Percy is humbled into living with misfits in the gritty world of Saint Street. Yet, godly examples surface in the most unlikely places, showing Percy that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel in this traditional Christmas story of faith, hope, and redemption.
Rachel Angelo is a high-powered executive focused on climbing the corporate ladder, but when she discovers that she’s pregnant, she’s tossed into an emotional tailspin and forced to face a life-changing decision. Will she choose her blossoming career or give it all up for a child? Meanwhile, Jordan, the son of a Holocaust survivor, lies on his deathbed, hoping the story of his father’s escape from the Nazis will not be forgotten.
Based on many true stories, Dying to Be Heard is a moving dedication to the 6 million slain in Europe during the Holocaust and the 54 million unborn children slain in America from abortions. Starring writer, director, and actress Alyse Nicole, this is a riveting and heart-wrenching film that underscores the reality of God’s compassion for every human life.
Like so many modern families and children, the underwater reef village has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. The town is lit up with lights and decorations, and everyone is excited about the good food and presents that are to come. Too focused on these festivities, no one notices that the evil Professor Pinch® and his silly sidekick, Clawed, are plotting to destroy the town.
Unwrap the truth of Christmas in Kingdom under the Sea: The Gift® as Coral®, Splash®, the Finley family, and the underwater inhabitants of the reef village turn their focus to the real reason for the season and save their home in the process.
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, she meets Michael, and begins to question her decision. Torn between her broken past and an unknown future, will Erica find a way to heal?
From the creators of Stand Strong, Uphill Battle is an inspiring story of hope and faith for those faced with starting over again. Awarded the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves, this powerful film features the original song “She Knows” performed by Katie Dellenbach.
Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Paul Hutchens, The Sugar Creek Gang Series chronicles the adventures of Bill Collins, Poetry, Circus, Dragonfly, Big Jim, Little Jim, and the rest of the residents of Sugar Creek. Join the gang as they scramble to get to the bottom of who poisoned their substitute teacher’s prized horse, discover what a bank robbery, map, and swamp have in common, try to keep a cave by the cemetery all to themselves, and more.
With stories taken from the pages of the book series, as well as new original adventures, The Sugar Creek Gang Series: 5 DVD Set features five charming episodes for the whole family, including Swamp Robber, The Great Canoe Fish, Race Against Nightfall, Secret Hideout, and Teacher Trouble.
Set in the early 1900s, Mandie and the Secret Tunnel tells the story of a young girl whose life is changed after her father’s unexpected death. Left with a self-absorbed sister and a mean mother, Mandie runs away to escape her stepmother’s malicious plans to hire her out for work. With the help of Cherokee friends, she finally arrives at her wealthy uncle’s mansion, only to learn that his ship was recently lost at sea. Mandie is taken in and soon makes friends with the neighbors. When strangers arrive and claim to be the rightful heirs to her uncle’s fortune, Mandie and her friends race through the house’s hidden passageways to find the missing will. Compelled by the stories her father told her when she was a child, Mandie discovers the hidden secrets to her past and the key to her future.
Filmed in North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Mandie and the Secret Tunnel contains a strong Christian worldview with valuable lessons on obedience, acceptance, patience, kindness, and faith. Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Lois Gladys Leppard, this is one movie your family will watch again and again.