RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE, BASED ON TRUE LIFE STORY OF CORRIE TEN BOOM & HANS POLEY
OPENS AS LIMITED THEATRICAL RELEASE, TODAY, MAY 23, 2014
PUBLIC DEMAND TO BRING AWARD WINNING, WORLD WAR II CAPTIVATING DRAMA TO SELECT CITIES
FILM RECOGNIZED BY YAD VASHEM, ISRAEL’S OFFICIAL MEMORIAL TO THE JEWISH VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST
SOURCE: Rogers & Cowan
Los Angeles, Calif.(May 23, 2014) – Opening today, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, is Return to the Hiding Place. The film is a World WarII action-packed, riveting drama portraying the rescue of Dutch Jews during the Holocaust and the compelling story of a young band of passionate teens that form their own Resistance Army. See info here: www.hide-movie.com
The multi award-winning film will premiere in select cities including Chicago, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas, Holland, Mich., and Washington D.C. Return to the Hiding Place stars John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings), Craig Robert Young (“NCIS: LA,” “Hawaii Five-O”), David Thomas Jenkins (“CSI:Miami,” “Bold and the Beautiful”), Rachel Spencer Hewitt (Fly by Night, A Civil War Christmas) and Mimi Sagadin (The Dilemma), and features a stellar crew that includes the Director/Producer father-daughter team of Peter C. Spencer and Petra Spencer Pearce. Josiah Spencer serves as film editor with Jeff Canavan as co-producer.
Highlighting themes of endurance, perseverance and faith with positive values and moving action sequences, Return to the Hiding Place is based on the true story taken from the autobiographical book of the same name written by Hans Poley that recounts his experiences as a student resistance fighter during the Holocaust in World War II. Set in Holland, the movie follows the exploits of an army of untrained teenagers living in hiding at Corrie Ten Boom’s home, who face deadly challenges in the Resistance as they rescue Dutch Jews from the Holocaust.
“Return to the Hiding Place depicts a great story with real historical characters brought to life in a stunning account of self-sacrifice for the greater good,” says director Peter Spencer. “It captures a moment in time that will impact society for generations to come.”
Premiering to a sold-out screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Return to the Hiding Place has garnered several awards to date. The movie was selected as “Best Feature Film” at the Bel-Air Film Festival, Central Florida Film Festival, San Antonio Christian Film Festival and Life Fest Film Festival. In addition, it also garnered awards for “Best Cinematography” and “Director’s Selection” at the Bel-Air Film and Life Fest Film Festivals and was recently chosen as the “Official Selection” at both the Projecting Hope Film and Mission Fest Vancouver Film Festivals. Return to the Hiding Place has also been recognized by Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. For the latest news and updates regarding Return to the Hiding Place, please visit:
About Peter Spencer
Peter Spencer has won numerous national awards for writing, producing and directing, including his TV series, “Heroes of the Faith,” shown on over 2,000 stations worldwide. Peter wrote and orated Holy Art in a piece by award-winning international media-artist Christian Jankowsky, which has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York and other museums and galleries throughout the Berlin, Paris and 21 major European capitals. Spencer has garnered praise from the New York Times, Washington Post, and L.A. Times for his communication style. His interviews with his mentor, Hans Poley led him to research the Dutch Archives, life histories and survivors of the Hiding Place and their friends. This created a world immersed in the realities of Holland in the 40’s, inspiring meticulous, and a realistic script for the multi festival award winning film, Return to the Hiding Place. Additionally, Peter’s most recent project in development is Thief, a drama, based on Spencer’s book of the same name, which chronicles the life-story of the actual thief/revolutionary who was crucified next to Christ.