(Rock Rapids, IA) – A romantic comedy about friendship and forgiveness, Long-Distance Princess is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Lisa (Alicen Evans), a high school sophomore, has been hiding her hopeless crush on Todd (Parker Harris), the irresistibly likable junior in her art class. She stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime when Todd sees a picture of her beautiful friend Ellie, who lives in England, and asks for Lisa’s help in getting to know her through social media.
However, just as Lisa and Todd start to see each other, Todd’s suddenly jealous ex-girlfriend, Cindy, tries to win him back. Meanwhile, Todd’s image-conscious friends try to discourage him from seeing Lisa before he even gets to know her, and Lisa’s Christian friend, Theo, reminds her of the importance of telling the truth.
In an interview with for Beliefnet, Director Lionel Chew told “Movie Mom” Nell Minow that he wanted to make a positive and affirming movie for teens.
“I purposed to make a movie that showed that someone cares about them and their struggles and that ethics and convictions are still powerfully relevant,” Chew said. “I also wanted to let them know there’s real hope.”
Awarded the Dove Foundation’s Faith-Friendly Seal for viewers 12 and older, Long-Distance Princess also stars Justin Price, Bennet Jaffarian, and David Oakes. The film is now on sale for $14.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
Thirteen-year-old Jake Larson has big plans in life to be drafted by the Chicago Cubs, but his dream vanishes when he inadvertently witnesses a hold-up at a Chicago convenience store. Concerned for his family’s safety, Jake’s father decides to leave the city violence behind and move back to rural Minnesota. Despite Jake’s angry protestations, the family moves to Providence River Campground to live and work as the site’s caretakers.
Bitter at the move and his new manual labor responsibilities, Jake soon meets Brian and Peter Owens, a father and son who live on a farm across the river. Jake and Peter form a quick bond that God uses to transform Jake’s life in unimaginable ways. Featuring music from Christian rock bands VOTA, Lightswitch, and Calling Glory, The Current is a coming-of-age family film about friendship, forgiveness, and trusting in God, even in the most difficult of times.
When Maggy Fuller (Aley Underwood) receives an anonymous letter full of praise and encouragement, she can’t imagine who would say such wonderful things to her. After all, the rebellious teenager is practically invisible to her dad and a disappointment to her mom. Her search for the mysterious letter’s author leads her Sam Worthington (Bernie Diamond), an aging man in a rest home who tries to change the world using a pen name, a phone book, and one handwritten note at a time.
Maggy’s unlikely new friend seems to know her better than anyone and inspires her to become a letter writer, too, but a string of struggles in her personal, school, and home life test her faith, forcing her to continue her search for her own purpose in life.
Inspired by a true story, Walk by Faith follows the story of Corey Montgomery, a teenager living with the painful effects of sickle cell anemia on a daily basis. Desiring to live a normal teenage life, Corey’s outlook brightens when he discovers a potential but risky cure through a bone marrow transplant while working on a school project about his disease.
Still determined to keep his illness a secret, Corey sets off on a journey to find a match, not knowing how his search will fully impact his friends, his family, and his own future. A powerful story of courage and perseverance, this film from the producers of Down by the River, portrays how one student’s misery becomes his ministry when his faith is pushed to the limits.
Reggie White stars as a football superstar turned high school history teacher who coaches at-risk kids in the inner city. Having recently retired at the height of his career, Reggie Knox is shaken when a young child is killed in a convenience store robbery. Not long after taking a job teaching and coaching troubled teens, Reggie discovers that neighborhood gangster, Mr. Portola (pro wrestler “The Big Show”), has been using the students in his local crime ring. When a young football player is kidnapped, it’s up to Reggie to get him back safely. A wild chase pits Reggie against Portola, while the life of a 16-year-old boy hangs in the balance between good and evil.
Reggie’s strong Christian faith is a powerful testament in this inspirational family film. Taking a lesson from Jesus’ “Parable of the Lost Sheep,” Reggie’s Prayer shows that one child’s salvation supersedes any material possession, including a Super Bowl ring. The cast includes cameos by Brett Favre and M.C. Hammer.
All that separates the students of Eastbrook High from the freedom of Christmas break is one day of final exams. The light snowfall that Friday, however, soon escalates into a threatening storm that cancels school and leaves six students stranded in the dark gym. Despite personal conflicts, the teens revel in having the school to themselves, staging an impromptu talent show and a culinary class feast. Then, a knock on the door from outside the school brings an entirely new element to the night.
Forced to rely on each other, the teens create friendships, test wills, and reveal secrets as they strive to survive the night alone. Written and directed by Brittany Goodwin, Secrets in the Snow deals with issues facing contemporary teenagers and families, including body image, identity crisis, bankruptcy, military leave, and finding answers to life’s struggles through Christianity.
Michael Evans is forced to move to the small town of New Hope in the middle of his senior year. Thrust onto the basketball team just before the playoffs, Michael struggles to fit in, particularly with star player Lucas Green (Ben Davies, Courageous). Compounding the situation, Michael begins dating Jasmine Stone, the former girlfriend of Lucas’ brother Chase, whose suicide shook the entire town to its core. Capturing the life of the modern teenager, New Hope is a powerful story that openly deals with peer pressure, alcohol, sex, relationships, and acceptance.
Directed by Rodney Ray (Flag of My Father, Desires of the Heart), New Hope follows a young man’s fight to turn the other cheek, rise above his tormentor, and forgive a hurting soul. A well-crafted film with a strong Christian message, this inspiring drama reminds us that life’s troubles may test our faith, but God is watching out for us every step of the way.
A Dove-approved comedy romance, Long-Distance Princess is a charming and realistic film for today’s teens. Lisa, a high school sophomore, has been hiding her hopeless crush on Todd, the irresistibly likable junior in her art class. She stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime when Todd sees a picture of her beautiful friend Ellie, who lives in England, and asks for Lisa’s help in getting to know her through social media.
However, just as Lisa and Todd start to see each other, Todd’s suddenly jealous ex-girlfriend, Cindy, tries to win him back. Meanwhile, Todd’s image-conscious friends try to discourage him from seeing Lisa before he even gets to know her.
Monica Wyatt is a totally ’80s teenager on the brink of a bright future when her dreams are destroyed by a car wreck that leaves her in a coma for 19 years. After miraculously awakening at age 38, Monica finds her once-perfect life in shambles and an unrecognizable world around her. As she struggles to fit into a world of Starbucks and cell phones, she attempts to win back the love of her life. In the process, she experiences a true wake-up call.
Based on the stage play “My Wonderful Coma” by award-winning playwright Sandy Boikian, who also directed the film, Leaving Limbo is a comedic drama that explores the topics of forgiving yourself and letting go of the pain of guilt.
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Inspired by actual events, Forever Strong is a coming-of-age story that sets one teenager’s spiritual and emotional growth against the fierce world of rugby. With nothing left to lose, Rick discovers that the greatest victories aren’t born on a field, but in the heart.