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'Best Faith Film You Haven't Heard of' THE SONG Finds New Accolades, Makes Broadcast Debut, Receives Dove Award Nomination
Contact: Lori Heiselman, 714-553-5181
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- City on a Hill Studio's THE SONG was honored by the Gospel Music Association with an "Inspirational Film of the Year" nomination at the upcoming Dove Awards. The award announcement arrives as the film prepares to make its world television debut tonight, Friday August 14, on EPIX Network.
A music-driven romantic drama that is an authentic, redemptive story of marriage, temptation and success, THE SONG was released theatrically in September 2014 through Samuel Goldwyn, with DVD release in February 2015 through Sony Affirm.
Since its theatrical release, the sleeper-hit continues to pick up accolades and awards including the 2015 Wilbur Award (Religion Communicators Council) for Best Drama, an Editor's Pick by Focus on the Family's Plugged-In, and a CROWN Award for Best Picture by the International Christian Visual Media Association.
Fan momentum continues to drive the project through word of mouth, church curriculums, VOD rental and DVD sales. Unlike many of its contemporaries, THE SONG has the unique billing of being heralded by critics, church leaders, Christian and atheist filmgoers alike. Since its release on Amazon, THE SONG has achieved an impressive audience score of 4.6 out of 5, with 77% of reviewers giving the film 5 stars. iTunes has a similar story, with the film holding a 5-star audience rating and Rotten Tomatoes shows a surge in fan support, with an 85% user score.
THE SONG follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner's daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose "The Song," which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed's life and marriage begin to fall apart.
What others are saying:
        "THE SONG has a great message on priorities, communication, faith and redemption." -- Jeff Foxworthy
        "I want to encourage you to grab your spouse and go see THE SONG. It is an incredible movie. Korie and I watched it and we loved it. Do yourself a favor and go see it." -- Willie Robertson of A&E's "Duck Dynasty"
        "The Song is the best faith-based film you haven't heard of." – Kyle Idleman, author of not a fan, teaching pastor of Southeast Christian Church.
City On A Hill Studio's next project includes publishing church resources for the upcoming theatrical film WOODLAWN, opening October 16th. A preview of resources is at WoodlawnResources.com
THE SONG debuts on EPIX August 14 at 11pm EDT. Check local listings, or view with the EPIX app.
The 46th Annual Gospel Music Association DOVE AWARDS will be held October 13, 2015 in Nashville, TN.
For more information on THE SONG film, cast, and to download high-res media images and clips, visit www.TheSongMovie.com/press.