HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘OCTOBER BABY’
PREMIERES NATIONWIDE MARCH 23
Life-Affirming Film Packs Theaters and Puts a Face on Abortion Survivors;
Draws Wide Support of National Organizations and Local Action Squads
“A great film with a great message.”
Alex Kendrick, Sherwood Pictures
Riding a wave of support from national organizations and local groups of motivated individuals, the highly anticipated film OCTOBER BABY premieres nationwide in 390 theaters March 23. The first feature film by award-winning directors The Erwin Brothers, Jon and Andy Erwin, OCTOBER BABY is produced by the Erwins and American Family Studios and distributed by Provident Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films.
- Included in the 390 theaters premiering the film are screens in more than 70 communities across the country that developed grassroots action squads to buy enough tickets to ensure local showings.
- Catholic, Protestant and independent organizations have lined up to voice support for OCTOBER BABY including Priests for Life, National Black Pro-Life Union, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates and many more.
- Advance screenings drew the support of numerous national organizations. Partners include American Family Association, Bethany Christian Services, Care Net, Concerned Women for America, FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, Heartbeat International, Fathers.com—National Center for Fathering, Hope for Orphans, Option Line, Students for Life of America, TheHopeLine and many others.
- Producers of OCTOBER BABY have assigned 10 percent of the film’s profits to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund to be distributed to organizations helping women face crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies and those caring for orphans.
Joyce Meyer—Bible Teacher and Best-Selling Author
“This film reveals the value of every person and their ability to enjoy their lives—by living to forgive.”
Dennis Rainey—Host, FamilyLife Today … “POWERFUL! OUTSTANDING! I was not prepared for the impact this movie would have on me. OCTOBER BABY is the ‘must watch’ movie for all families in 2012.”
Alveda C. King—Director of African-American Outreach, Priests for Life
“OCTOBER BABY is a must-see film: poignant, powerful and packed with blessings.”
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before her first lines, she collapses. Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to discovering that she was actually adopted . . . after a failed abortion attempt.
Bewildered, angered and confused, Hannah embarks on a journey with Jason, her oldest friend. In the midst of her incredible journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah sees that life can be so much more than what you have planned.
AWARDS Omaha Film Festival—Audience Choice Award, Feature Film
Red Rock Film Festival—Grand Jury Prize, Best Fiction Feature
Special Achievement Award for Acting, Rachel Hendrix
DIRECTORS Andrew and Jon Erwin
FEATURED ACTORS Rachel Hendrix
John Schneider (Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard)
Jasmine Guy (A Different World)
Chris Sligh, American Idol finalist in his feature film debut
Shari Rigby (NOT TODAY, The Bold and the Beautiful)
EXECUTIVE Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin, Dave Alan Johnson
PRODUCERS Dan Atchison, Jon Erwin, Cecil Stokes, Justin Tolley
About Provident Films ProvidentFilms.org
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 been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades.
About Samuel Goldwyn Films SamuelGoldwynFilms.com
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company. The company develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries, working with world renowned and emerging writers and filmmakers. Goldwyn is consistently committed to filmed entertainment offering original voices in uniquely told stories.