Many people associate faith-based films with inferior production values, contrived story lines and amateurish acting. Pathlight Entertainment’s newest release, Beyond the Farthest Star, takes a giant step beyond. Staring Renee O’Connor, Todd Terry, Barry Corbin, Billy McNamara, Andrew Prine, Cherami Leigh and Lou Beatty Jr, Beyond the Farthest Star provides an honest, gutsy story with quality production values.
About the movie
A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher who has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family.
Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, Beyond the Farthest Star tells the story of Pastor Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally syndicated television evangelist. His dreams begin to dwindle as his rebellious teenage daughter’s escapades cause him to lose first one church then another. Finally ending up in a small forgotten Texas town, a twist of fate brings Pastor Wells into the national spotlight once again. He must decide whether to give up the opportunity at celebrity status and, even his own life, in order to become something even greater…
A loving husband and father to his wife and daughter.
The Beyond The Farthest Star cast includes international star Renee O’Connor ("Xena","Ark", "Boogeyman 2"), as Maureen Wells who hides her pain and past behind the mask of being the new preacher’s wife. Todd Terry (“Breaking Bad”, “Arlington Road”, “Fissure”) portrays Reverend Adam Wells as a man torn between recovering his dying dreams and salvaging his broken family. Cherami Leigh (“Temple Grandlin”, “Fast Food Nation”) takes center stage as Anne Wells, the tortured teenage preacher’s kid. The cast also features other Hollywood veterans, including Barry Corbin (“No Country for Old Men”, “Anger Management”, “War Games”), William McNamara (“Copycat”, “Chasers”, “The Legend of Hell’s Gate”) and Andrew Prine (“The Miracle Worker”, “Gettysburg”, “The Dukes of Hazzard”).
Benjamin Dane ("The Significant Other", "Still Born") and Sally Helppie ("Exit Speed", "The Beacon") produced the film which was helmed by writer/director, Andrew Librizzi ("Holding On", "Still Born"). Librizzi took some risks with a script that did not portray a ‘Mayberry- innocent’ Christian life. He deftly mixed three dimensional characters, raw heartache and believable dialogue to create a gutsy and satisfying story.
Slated to release in a limited capacity October 18, the Texas film incorporates a new form of fan-driven distribution, exclusively for independent films, called Seatzy.com. A vehicle for independent faith-based films, Seatzy requires 500 reservations for each cinema online, before they secure that theater. Other cities can start campigns to bring it their towns as well. Ticket reservations must come before the opening and credit cards are not charged until October.
Like “crowd-sourcing”, participants may win prizes for early reservations. Beyond the Farthest Star is providing weekly giveaways like iPods, Kindles, DVDs, BTFS Novels and Movie Gear.
For more information about Beyond the Farthest Star and to purchase tickets visit their website.
Beyond the Farthest Star is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence and smoking.