Powerful Story of Betrayal and Forgiveness, ‘Seasons of Gray’ Available In Stores Today
EchoLight Studios and Watermark Community Church answer demand for high-quality, biblically based films
SOURCE: A. Larry Ross Comm.
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 –EchoLight Studios and Watermark Community Church in Dallas have come together to present the powerful story of the biblical tale of Joseph in a modern and contemporary way – from betrayal to forgiveness. “Seasons of Gray: A Modern Day Joseph Story,” releasing today on DVD, is available for purchase in Wal-Mart Stores, on Amazon.com as well as numerous Christian retailers.
“There is a demand for high-quality, biblically based films and we’re excited to team with Watermark Church to provide just that,” said EchoLight Studio’s CEO Rick Santorum. “For years, Hollywood and the entertainment industry have turned a blind eye to the faith-based movie business, but that is changing; reviewers are praising the strong performances and high production level of ‘Seasons of Gray.'”
The compelling story of Brady Gray (played by Andrew Cheney), the favored son of a two-time widower, begins on location at a Texas ranch. After Brady’s father lavishes him with accolades and gifts, his half-brothers, fed up with his privileged position, force him off the family ranch with a stern warning to never return.
What lies ahead is a roller coaster of ups and downs as Brady goes from restoring his life in a new town, obtaining a job and developing a love interest, to being wrongly accused of sexual assault and thrown in jail. Throughout the story, despite questioning his life’s purpose and plan, Brady remains devoted to his faith and learns the true meaning of forgiveness.
“Our purpose in making this film was not so people would come to know Brady and love our film, or even to come to know the story of Joseph,” said Todd Wagner, the Senior Pastor of Watermark Community Church. “The reason God gave us the story of Joseph, and the reason we’re giving audiences the story of Brady is so others might come to know the story of Jesus. We hope people will use this film and will be bold with sharing the story of Brady, Joseph and Jesus.”
Directed by Paul Stehlik, former Watermark staff member, and written by his wife, Sarah, now missionaries in Africa, “Seasons of Gray” is the culmination of a nearly decade-old dream of the Stehlik’s to share biblical stories through the medium of film. “Seasons of Gray” was filmed in Dallas, Texas, using a professional crew and principal cast.
“There are hundreds of thousands of people who will walk into a movie theater, but will never walk into a church,” said Chris Mano, the Director of Photography, who served as a producer and editor on the film. “We want to engage peoples’ hearts, not just with any story, but with the greatest story ever told, the story of forgiveness, redemption, hope and perseverance.”
EchoLight will also offer licensing agreements to groups interested in showing “Seasons of Gray” at their church, large group gatherings or events. Additionally, for only the cost of a movie ticket, any individual can choose to host a showing of the film at their local theater. Additional information as well as a downloadable online trailer, movie posters, web banners and discussions guides are available at http://seasonsofgray.com/promoters/.
Reviewers have praised the strong performances and high production values in “Seasons of Gray” calling the film “riveting,” “engaging,” and “a powerful presentation.” For more information on the film and to view a trailer, please visithttp://www.seasonsofgray.com.
About EchoLight Studios
EchoLight Studios is the first vertically integrated Christian movie studio to offer production, financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms. Based in Dallas, EchoLight produces and distributes high-quality movies for families of faith through a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both domestic and international markets. For more information visit http://www.echolight.com.