I am excited to see this new film called Ephraim's Rescue.
Looks cool in the poster, right?
Here's a synopsis straight from their PR crew:
From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company.
Follow Ephraim as his adventures lead him to join the Mormon Church and to ultimately lead one of the most heroic rescues in American history. With a unique desire to help and strengthen others, Ephraim learns that each choice we make can prepare us for what lies ahead. He discovers, through it all, that decisions determine destiny.
Here's the trailer.
Are you with me now?
I know you are dying to see it.
This is based off of true stories of real pioneers.
I recently was able to meet T.C. Christensen (Producer/Writer/Director) and Darin Southam the star of the movie. They were great and really funny. T.C. Christensen clogged for us bloggers. To prove it I took a picture, I even made sure I was in one of the pictures so you would believe me!!
Here's a little more about each one.
Producer/ Writer/ DirectorT.C. Christensen is one of the brilliant minds behind the camera when it comes to these family favorites:
17 Miracles (Excel Entertainment); Emma Smith: My Story (Morning Dew); Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (LDS Church); Testaments (LDS Church); The Work & the Glory (Manchester Pictures); Forever Strong (Go Films); Sea Monsters (National Geographic); Roving Mars (Disney); The Buttercreme Gang(Family Films); Rigoletto(Family Films); The Mouths of Babes (VTA); Finding Faith in Christ (LDS Church);Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (VTA); Only a Stonecutter (VTA).
T.C. has won over 270 national and international awards for his work in directing and photography. In 2010 he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers.
Darin Southam as Ephraim HanksDarin's passion for acting started with a play in his 7th grade drama class and has evolved into a career, with roles that span from indie films, such as Last Man(s) On Earth, to Disney's Halloweentown High, Discovery Channel's I Shouldn't Be Alive, and Fox's 127 Hours. A former student of Playhouse West in North Hollywood (Jeff Goldblum, James Franco, Michelle Pfieffer, etc.)
Darin enjoys the method of digging deep into the characters he portrays. At heart, Darin is a family man with a wife and 3 young children; he hopes his performance as Ephraim Hanks in T.C.'s Ephraim's Rescue will elevate his opportunity to pursue what he truly loves to do - act in film. More info about Darin can be found at darinsoutham.com
If you want to know if it will be showing where you live go here:
If you live close to Salt Lake, on May 27-28th from 6:00-9:00pm Ephraim's Rescue will sponsor Free 10-minute carriage rides. You can pick up your carriage outside the down town Deseret Book store. Sounds like too much fun!!!
If you live in Utah I have free tickets for the movie to give away.
You can win two tickets to any one of the following showings:
Saturday, May 25th at St. George, Pineview Stadium (3pm)
Tuesday, May 28th at Ogden, The Junction (6:30pm)
Wednesday, May 29th at Logan, University Stadium (6:30pm)
Wednesday, May 29th at Orem, Cinemark (6:30pm)
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