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|I AM offers an insight into the true nature of our God, and fights the damaging stereotypes of His character through a gritty, non-linear drama with a plot weaving around average people violating the Ten Commandments - one by one. We see that these commandments were not edicts from a jealous God, but a love letter to humanity - a warning to those who don't understand the massive consequences of even the smallest sins upon ourselves and the world around us. |
3500 years ago, He gave mankind the Ten Commandments. Today, they are viewed as angry rules handed out by a judgemental God. To many, they are even offensive. They are, in short, a snapshot of our cultural view of Him - Angry Zeus with a lightning bolt, waiting to ruin the party.
In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail - delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. In a world where so many seem to have so much, no one is immune - everyone struggles with something.
Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they are each joined by a mysterious companion - ever present with a loving guidance without judgement for their actions.
The more they attempt to fix their lives, the deeper they sink into chaos, pain, and loss. In addition, we discover that sin is a matrix connecting even the most remote of strangers to one another. No man is an island. One sin penetrates society like a single stone thrown into a pond. The ripple of sin grows as they affect more and more people, until it swells as a giant wave engulfing an entire city.
It is at this breaking point when we see the presence of this companion was no accident. He was the ever-loving constant who refused to abandon His people - even when they abandoned Him.
Finally, one by one, our characters come to surrender the mess of their lives, and accept the wisdom of this mysterious stranger. He is a man with no name, no home, no beginning, no end... He simply is - always.
|Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), Albert (Frankie Ryan Manriquez) and Mark (Allen Isaacson) are 12-year-old friends looking forward to Summer fun in 1970. Dustin likes a girl named Tanya (Bailey Garno), and so he wants to ask her on a date, but he is nervous because he has never asked anyone out before. Dustin's main obstacle is the town bully, Nick (Taylor Boggan), who also likes Tanya. When Dustin mows the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), a man he has seen at church, the two become friends.|
Mr. Sperry begins a Bible study with Dustin and his friends, and encourages them to be kind to Nick. Sperry also pays Dustin to mow the lawn of a stubborn, elderly neighbor, Mr. Barnes (Robert Guillaume), although Dustin is told not to let Mr. Barnes know the benefactor of this kindness. Throughout the summer, many other boys in the neighborhood get involved in the Bible study, including Nick, who is remorseful and turns from his bullying ways after a couple of encounters with Mr. Sperry. Meanwhile, Dustin finally gets the courage to tell Tanya how much he likes her, but instead of asking her to be his girlfriend, he suggests she start reading the Bible.
|Sarah Collins is a young woman on the elevator of success, poised to attain her dream of an executive corner office. There’s only one thing that’s going to keep her from getting it, an unexpected pregnancy.|
Sarah is now faced with a moral and potentially career ending choice.
She is torn between keeping the life growing inside her and her legal right to abort the baby. In the midst of her turmoil, a mysterious stranger foretells the coming of three visions that will challenge her heart.
With financial pressures mounting and her dream career at stake, what will Sarah choose?
|Serving her country is an honor for Judith, an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After a tour in Iraq, she returns home and combats severe post-traumatic stress in the form of nightmares. She and her father share a loving bond strengthened by military camaraderie. |
Envious of their relationship, her brothers shockingly rebuff her…a snub that intensifies when their father dies suddenly. Faced with the task of healing her family and mind, she relies on her faith to fight the battle. When a secret is revealed, the brothers must find a way to humble themselves and make amends.
|What if... tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo), who fifteen years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiance’, and a new Mercedes, he hasn’t considered a family nor felt the need to set foot in a church.|
But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he’s visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what his life would look like had he followed his true calling. Suddenly Ben wakes up in the middle of domestic chaos as his “wife” Wendy and daughters (including Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor.
Before he can get back to his old life, Ben must first embrace this reality and discover the value of faith and family, and perhaps restore his love for those who were heartbroken fifteen years ago: Wendy…and God. In the tradition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Family Man,” What If… is a story of finding your true purpose in life.
|Christian rock's hottest band, "Grand Design" is heading to the top! Unfortunately, lead singer Johnny C (Kevin Max of dcTalk) is personally spiraling down. His nightly concert performances about Jesus are a stark contrast to the selfish lifestyle in which he finds himself each morning.|
At the height of his fame Johnny's world comes to a crashing halt and thus begins a turbulent journey back home to find out if his shattered marriage can be restored. Now at odds with his long time band leader and friend James (Jeff Deyo former lead singer Sonic Flood) over his lifestyle, Johnny is removed from the band.
Coached by his mentor, Proff (played by Kerry Livgren of the band Kansas) and an eccentric homeless man, Popeye (Tom Wright of World Trade Center, Barbershop), will Johnny find his way back?
| Reeling with grief in the wake of a tragic automobile accident, retired veteran cyclist, Chris Carmik, is given an opportunity he doesn't want, to train a rookie cycling prodigy. Preoccupied with battling his own inner demons, Chris reluctantly acclimates the prodigy, named Jake, to the fast paced world of Bicycle Racing.|
Using cutting edge technology and scientific training methods, Chris transforms Jake into a top contending cyclist; however, he struggles to teach Jake the most important lesson prominent in all champions, finding the true POTENTIAL INSIDE.
|On December 9th, 2007, a gunman opened fire into a Youth With A Mission dorm in Denver, Colorado killing 2 people and injuring 2 others. “JesusFreaks” is an observational, character-driven documentary, based on a young, dynamic, visionary leader, John Murphy and his school of 45 boarders (ages 17-25) as he guides them through a maze of spiritual transformation in the wake of tragedy. With little in common but God and snowboarding, these young boarders wrestle with authority, substance abuse, religion, dysfunctional relationships, death and more. Guided by peer leadership, deep faith, and the longing of fresh snow, they set out on a journey that will ruin them for the ordinary.|
|It's 1878 and Jake Kincaid has just been released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit. His heart is seeking vengeance on those responsible for landing him in jail, but he’s also very interested in finding the gold he was accused of stealing. In his quest, Kincaid finds himself in the small lumber town of Fairplay, California. Here he meets an independent woman trying to do it all on her own, and a mischievous little girl with a quest of her own – finding something to fill her lonely heart.|
Fairplay is where Kincaid learns that love is far more powerful than hate and that redemption is more precious than gold.
|When Danny takes Birdie along for the ride as his caddy, the golfing world takes notice. And when Danny starts to win with the help of his twelve year old daughter’s coaching, everyone takes notice. Danny’s shot at the PGA is within reach. But when Birdie’s life is threatened with a deadly disease, Danny must find a way to carry on alone so that he may fulfill his daughters dying wish…which is to know in his heart what his daughter knows in hers. That she loves him, she believes in him and that he is the Best.|
Birdie and Bogey is a story of determination, friendship, strength, hope and the bond that is eternal.
|Uncle Frankie (Danny Trejo) is not the kind of guy you want to meet in a dark alley. Especially when you owe him money and have been giving him the slip for a few years. Such is the fate of Lorenzo Adams (Gary Moore), a top bill collector at Lump Sum Collections. Uncle Frankie has tracked Lorenzo to Norfolk, Virginia and is coming to collect. With his back to the wall, Lorenzo finds no one to help but Pastor Kevin (Ron Kenoly) and desperate down-and-outers from an inner city mission, who serve as unwitting pawns in Lorenzo’s scam to pay Frankie back. Lots of laughs, gaffes, twists and turns later, Lorenzo discovers unexpected grace when it’s time to pay his due.|
|When Dr. Drew Carter (Mel Fair) lost his son in a car accident while his wife was driving, he didn’t expect to lose her as well even though she wasn’t hurt. But since the accident, Julia (Musetta Vander), has become emotionally absent to Drew and to their daughter Kayla (Aubyn Cole).|
When Dr. Miller (Lee Majors) sends Drew Johnny (Jerry Phillips), a new leukemia patient who is a foster child, the wheels start to turn and Drew sees a chance to heal his family. But Julia is deeply opposed to the idea of adopting this sickly kid and remains in her perpetual guilt-ridden state of grief even two years after the accident.
With Kayla feeling more and more rejected by her mother and Drew feeling more distant from his wife, he decides to take matters into his own hands and adopts Johnny anyway. Johnny doesn’t know what he’s in for but loves God and is convinced he’s here for a special reason, but he doesn’t know what it is until he enters Dr. Carter’s life.
Because Julia remains in a perpetual guilt-ridden state of grief, she is opposed to the idea of adopting this terminally ill boy. With Kayla feeling increasingly more rejected by her own mother and Drew growing more distant from his wife, he decides to take matters into his own hands and adopts Johnny for better or for worse. Johnny doesn’t know what he is in for, but is convinced he is here for a special mission; a mission that is revealed when he enters Dr. Carter’s world.
|A portrait of Billy Graham, the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity, against the backdrop of his relationship with Charles Templeton, another gifted young preacher who's faith could not withstand the onslaught of scientific skepticism. Billy's struggle with the ideas represented in Templeton's eventual unbelief, and his own faith, went on to change the face of modern evangelism.|
|With the Middle East in turmoil, Israelʼs preeminent Ally is thrust into an impending war— America is now the target as the battle for Jerusalem begins. Adapted from the Best Selling Book by Pastor John Hagee, JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN highlights the reality of an inevitable conflict between Israel and Islam. When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, Senior FBI Agent, Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task—find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are, a washed up arms dealer (Lee Majors), a converted Israeli Mossad Agent (Stacy Keech) and a by the-book CIA Deputy Director played by Randy Travis. Nuclear holocaust on American soil threatens global stability and the impending destruction of the world is coming to fruition, in this film of international terror and suspense. Also featuring Nick Jameson, Jaci Velasquez, Marco Khan, Carey Scott, and Anna Zielinski.|
| Christmas has always been a exceptional time of love and tradition in the small town of Trapper Falls, Alaska. Hometown of Mayor Dan Reed (Ted McGinley) looks forward to each year with enthusiasm to all the events, friends and family that fill this special season. Together with his brother Greg (Brad Stine) they dedicate time away from their adventure tour company to drape the town in Christmas cheer. When Dan’s old high school rival Mitch Bright (Daniel Baldwin) returns home after 20 years, Dan is immediately suspicious. Mitch is a highly successful big city lawyer who has never wanted anything to do with Trapper Falls or its people, so why now? |
The rivalry re-ignites when Mitch takes offense to seeing the town’s flagrant violation of the constitution’s Establishment clause. Mitch wants the Nativity scene removed from the front of City hall and more importantly the word Christmas switched to Happy Holidays on all signs. Fifty years of tradition are now challenged not by an outsider but a former member of the community. As the conflict escalates it goes beyond one person’s opinion and magnifies into the entire town’s problem when Mitch enters into the mayoral race to have Dan replaced.
In the heat of the legal battle and facing certain defeat, Dan’s wife Kristen (Nancy Stafford) and their daughter Makayla (Francesca Derosa), wanting to show the true meaning of Christmas, are inspired to launch a “Christmas with a Capital C” campaign as an effort to keep the town together. In doing so they discover the secret behind Mitch’s return and remind everyone in Trapper Falls that with the arrival of God’s Son, peace on earth and good will was to be given to all…even those whose hearts seem closed to Him.
|A young man, deep in the Amazon jungle, searches for his identity while living with the primitive tribe that murdered his grandfather. The Grandfathers is a motion-graphics documentary by writer/director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green. It completes the inspiring trilogy that began with Beyond the Gates of Splendor and was followed by End of the Spear. Jesse Saint struggles to find his place in a world dominated by the memory of a famous grandfather he never knew and a heroic father he cannot understand. Years spent among the Waodani and his friendship with the three men who took part in his grandfather’s murder teach him the healing power of dignity, respect and forgiveness. In the heart of the jungle, Jesse must confront his family’s past as he determines his own future. This documentary is a moving tribute to a young man’s quest for significance and purpose – and his remarkable impact on the three tribal elders who, unwittingly, are on a quest of their own.|