(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.
Six teens, in an affluent community, grow up with the benefits and luxuries that come with their birth right. Attending a Christian school and are taught Biblical studies from the Faithful Pastor Anne. But, except for the compassionate attempts of one single girl, Sarah, who dreams of love and heavenly things, many of the less fortunate in the surrounding area are left forgotten and ignored by the wealthy, yet uncaring adults, especially Sarah’s father, who is hardened by the world around him. Sarah’s close friends begin to realize that money and material things are not as attractive as the love and compassion that Sarah exhibits – now they desire to change the world around them for the better. After John is visited by an Angel, he writes a story, “A Message of Hope,” to honor his friends, Michael and Sarah, and even their materialistic parents begin to wonder what is right and wrong. Together, they realize that we all have the power of choice, to choose life and love over the things of the world.
Thirteen-year-old Jake Harvard is less than thrilled when he learns he has to spend the summer in suburban Washington, D.C., with his uncle Benny, an unmotivated, middle-aged detective. On his way to Uncle Benny’s office during his first day in the nation’s capital, Jake befriends an inquisitive young girl named Kat Adams who has a passion for American history and God-given freedoms. When Uncle Benny turns away a distraught client named Lola Meanors who needs help finding her missing husband, Jake and Kat hold their own secret investigation to help solve the case.
The two quickly find themselves in the middle of a major conspiracy that has claimed the lives of several scientists at a secret government facility and threatens to end theirs as well. In their quest to find out what happened to Mister Meanors, a climactic face-off at one of Washington’s oldest landmarks gives the pair a glimpse into what made America’s founders so great and helps them realize that one decision can change the course of history.
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.
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.