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In this modern day retelling of the timeless Prodigal Son Parable, young Jacob is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his Father, Mr. Abraham. One day he demands an early inheritance from his father, who shocks his young son by agreeing to give it to him-contingent on first sitting through a 6-hour intensive flurry of life trainers in the area of Health, Wealth and Wisdom including real life experts in their fields, featuring world famous pollster Scott Rasmussen, Talk Show host Sean Hannity and Psychologist Dr. Bev Smallwood who warns Jacob not to flash his cash since that could attract the ‘wrong kind of woman.’ Jacob perks up at that thought and heads to the city to prove that his modern ways are better than his dad’s tradition ways. For a while he does well-surprisingly well taking huge business risks, and still making money even after his extremely flamboyant lifestyle that attracts the wrong women including seductive Laura, whose rich boyfriend Frank is often dangerously nearby. Jacob got the it all: money, ladies, prestige-but then-he loses it all and just when he things he’s hit bottom the bottom drops some more-until he is eating out of dumpsters and eventually ends up in a literal pig pen. Coming to his senses he heads home, determined to work in an entry level position for his dad, who surprises him once again by running to him-but is it to kiss him or kill him?
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based on a true story of IAN McCormack (SCOTT EASTWOOD), and his deep desire to find his perfect wave, the film journeys through Australia, Bali, New zealand, South Africa and Maurituis, as we journey with Ian on his search,
Ian’s journey changes direction when he meets the girl of his dreams, Annabel (RACHEL HENDRIX- OCTOBER BABY), who detracts him from his quest,
Ian stumbles upon Annabel in what he thinks is an intimate moment with another man, and over reacts, which causes her to leave,
SECOND PLACE DOCUMENTARY
A story of unconditional forgiveness. In 1995 a Hindu fanatic kills a Christian nun, Rani Maria, in the region of Madhya Pradesh, India. The sister of Rani Maria, Selmy, also a Christian nun, goes to visit the murderer, Samundar, in prison. There she celebrates the Hindu cerimony of Rakhi. Selmy and Samundar are from that moment like brother and sister. The family of Rani Maria, helped by father Michael, a carmelite priest, asks and obtains for Samundar’s grace. Samundar is freed from jail in 2004 and is welcomed by Rani Maria’s mother as a son.
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When her son Jason (Drew Matthews) is falsely accused of murder, Jackie Carpenter (Francine Locke) fights against the odds to free her son; but when the prosecution (Sandra W. Van Natta) seeks a life sentence, Jackie’s life spins into turmoil sending her on a difficult journey of wavering faith, tentative hope, and ultimate victory. Based on a true story, ‘Stand Your Ground’ will put your faith on trial as the journey of Jackie Carpenter bridges the gap between Cell Block A and a miracle.
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In the world of super heroes and villains it’s a henchman’s job to rough up the good guys when they break in looking for sinister plots. A run of the mill henchman must keep his job protecting his bosses warehouse and fighting off masked vigilantes before his home life and work life destroy each other.
Composer: Jacob Meador
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