Unconditional, a feature-length film on redemption that was released in limited theaters in the U.S. last September, today comes to DVD. Inspired by a true story, Unconditional tells about how to respond to crisis. Two childhood friends are separated from each other only to be reunited in adult life after having endured tremendous personal crisis, and they look to one another to draw strength.
Inspired by the story of “Papa Joe” Bradford, a prison inmate turned missionary to Nashville’s at-risk kids. Computer prodigy Joseph Bradford was among the first convicted of robbing a bank by hacking its ATMs. A $200 score—which he returned—landed him in maximum security prison where a religious conversion changed his life. Talk to “Papa Joe.”
Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she's happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she's told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam's trust in God is shaken, and she loses her will to live. But a death-defying encounter between two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. Inspired by true events, Unconditional stars Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man, Barbershop) and Disney's Lynn Collins (John Carter).
As Sam watches "Papa" Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life's circumstances, God's love is always reaching out to us.
Harbinger Media Partners produced and Provident Films (Courageous, Flywheel) and Arc Entertainment distribute Unconditional because, as a spokesperson said today, they believe the film addresses a very real need. Over 14 million children in the United States live below what is considered the poverty line, and 6 million live in extreme poverty. 35% of black, 31% Hispanic, 15% of Asian, and 11$ of Anglo children live in these poor families. According to a press release, food insecuirty is a fact of life for 21% of the U.S. homes with children.
Harbinger Media Partners funded the production of the film using a combination of hedge funds and "angel" fund investing through Jason Atkins.
Prison Fellowship CEO Jim Liske and his team will show Unconditional at prisons across the country beginning Resurrection Sunday weekend to encourage inmates.
To learn more about the film, visit the movie web site at UnconditionaltheMovie.com.