“Affirm Films” and “Sony Pictures Releasing Canada” Announce a New Drama, Inspired by a True Story, Starring John Corbett; Explores Plight of Refugees & Response of the Church
WATERLOO— June 15th, 2017—From the studio that brought you MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, Sony Pictures Releasing Canada has announced that the upcoming film ALL SAINTS, will be in Canadian theaters beginning August 25th, 2017. ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny Anglican church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of faithful Burmese refugees. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
View the trailer: www.allsaintsmovie.com
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people. Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
The AFFIRM Films team has been working alongside director Steve Gomer and writer Steve Armour for 5 years to bring their vision for this important and timely story to life. “It’s a joy to see the amazing cast and crew come together to pour their hearts and craft into presenting the journey of Michael and Aimee Spurlock. These ordinary people did extraordinary things as they cut through to the heart of what God called them to do in putting their faith in action and reaching out to the refugee Karen community in Nashville.” Says Rich Peluso, head of AFFIRM Films.
ALL SAINTS is directed by Steve Gomer (“Blue Bloods”, “Private Practice”), and also stars Barry Corbin (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, “One Tree Hill”), David Keith (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, BEHIND ENEMY LINES), comedian Chonda Pierce, and Nelson Lee (“Law & Order”) with a screenplay by Steve Armour (LOSING GRACIE).
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. For more information go to www.AFFIRMFilms.com.
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Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, develops, produces and markets faith-based films. Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has served for more than three decades, worldwide, as a leader in inspiring entertainment. For more information go to www.ProvidentFilms.org.
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