Harbinger Media Partners and Provident Films will release “Unconditional” on DVD at retail stores starting March 5. The film, which is considered as one of the most captivating and touching faith-based films released in the big screen in 2012, stars Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 50 First Dates, and The Lake House) and Michael Ealy (Think Like a Man, Seven Pounds, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Barbershop).
The 98-minute faith-based movie also comes with 12 special. Among the original cuts include the Heart of “Unconditional,” the Cast, Becoming “Papa Joe,” The Power of Positive Filmmaking, Why Bad Things Happen, Make A Difference, and among others.
“Unconditional,” which is written and directed by Brent McCorkle, tells the story of a celebrated storybook artist Samantha Crawford (Collins) who had almost everything in life until she lost her husband in a tragic accident, causing her to lose her faith and the will to live. She has been obsessed in finding her husband’s murderer and a near-death experience with her two children leads her to meet an old friend, Joe Bradford (Ealy).
Bradford, known as “Papa Joe” for serving the fatherless children in the community where he lives, is slowly dying of a kidney disease. Sam begins to find new purpose when she sees Bradford’s tireless love to the fatherless children. But when evidence indicates Billy’s killer is too close for comfort, Sam’s fragile new found hope is severely tested. When Sam comes face-to-face with a decision that will shape the rest of her life, she begins to realize that no matter the circumstances, God’s love is always reaching out to us.
The faith-based movie is based on the real-life “Papa Joe” whose selfless acts have inspired many people. The real Joe Bradford serves seven at-risk communities in and around Nashville through his ministry Elijah’s Heart. It is through this ministry that he champions a citywide multi-racial choir, where food and clothing are provided to those in need.
The film also stars Bruce McGill (Lincoln, My Cousin Vinny, The Legend of Bagger Vance), Kwesi Boakye (I Can do Bad All by Myself), Diego Klattenhoff (The Dark Knight Rises, Mean Girls, Homeland), and Cedric Pendleton as Anthony Jones (Runaway Jury, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, CSI: NY).