EchoLight Studios Announces Television Premiere of 'The Redemption of Henry Myers'
EchoLight Studios, led by CEO Rick Santorum, partners with the Hallmark Channel to air film March 23
DALLAS, March 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- EchoLight Studios, led by CEO Rick Santorum, has partnered for the first time with the Hallmark Channel to premiere its newest film, "The Redemption of Henry Myers
." Debuting on the Hallmark Channel March 23, 9 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. CDT, the movie challenges viewers with the question, "Can a person really change his ways?"
"'The Redemption of Henry Myers' is an inspiring story that proves no matter how far you fall from grace, God is willing and able to forgive you," said Rick Santorum, Executive Producer and CEO of Dallas area-based EchoLight Studios, distributors of the film. "The mercy and forgiveness that Marilyn and her children show towards Henry help him realize that he was redeemable. In a world where so many are hurting and don't think of themselves as valuable, this film shares an important message of hope."
Directed by Clayton Miller, "The Redemption of Henry Myers" is about Henry Myers (Drew Waters from "Breaking Bad," "Friday Night Lights," "The Hit List") who lives a hard life, getting by on the frontier however he can… even if it means robbing a bank. After his latest heist goes wrong and his outlaw friends betray him and leave him for dead, Henry is surprised to find extraordinary kindness from a widow named Marilyn (Erin Bethea from "Fireproof," "Facing The Giants," "Letters to God") and her children.
With the influence of this family, Henry begins to question the choices he's made. Just when things begin to make sense again, it's all ripped away from him when his old gang
shows up. What enfolds is a struggle between seeking the revenge he desires or finally finding his redemption.
"No matter who you are, we have all fallen short and made choices in our lives that are less then perfect," said James Barnes, Director of Marketing at EchoLight Studios. "Though most of us haven't robbed a bank or shot someone in a shootout, 'The Redemption of Henry Myers' gives us hope that no matter what we have done, we can be redeemed.
"The Redemption of Henry Myers" has already received favorible reviews. The Dove Foundation gave "The Redemtion of Henry Myers" five out of five doves and said, "This is a teriffic movie with a twist, great action, and the theme of redemption."
Following its March 23rd premiere on the Hallmark Channel at 9 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. CDT, "The Redemption of Henry Myers" will be available on DVD in stores nationwide June 10.
"The story of Henry is in many ways a picture of the story of all of us," said Chad Gundersen, producer on the film. "We want to show how God can and will change us if we allow him to infiltrate our lives and change the very core of our being. We're excited about the film getting a chance to bring this message to a broader audience."
Hallmark Movie Channel
Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc., simulcast in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition), is a trusted family-friendly network devoted to quality storytelling. Available in 53 million homes and one of the fastest-growing cable TV networks, Hallmark Movie Channel is a 24-hour digital cable network dedicated to bringing viewers original movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library. In today's crowded television landscape, the network offers viewers a diverse range of film genres, including mysteries, westerns, coming-of-age dramas, and epic fantasies.
EchoLight Studios is a world-class entertainment studio specializing in bringing first-class, redemptive media to the marketplace. EchoLight Studios produces, directs, funds and distributes faith-based films that bring communities together. For information visit www.echolight.com.
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