Distributor Sets April 26, 2013 Theatrical Release,
Early Demand Brings Movie to Key Film Markets
"Whether through Netflix, VOD, or theatrical-on-demand start-ups, audiences are increasingly wrestling content decisions away from Hollywood gatekeepers. Movie fans are able to decide where, when, and how they consume quality stories.
The latest example of audience participation arrives with the April 26, 2013, release of the indie family movie KING’S FAITH (www.kingsfaith.com), where distributor Waking Giants Entertainment Group is inviting audiences and groups to decide where the movie opens. Audiences can demand that KING’S FAITH come to their local theater at www.kingsfaith.com
Faith Street Film Partners, a Rochester, NY-based collective of filmmakers, churches, investors, and supporters – totaling more than 1,000 people – decided to fund, film, and release the movie in a manner different from a traditional movie.
“Audiences are changing, and so should storytelling,” director Nicholas DiBella said. “KING’S FAITH is a very personal, true-to-life story that will resonate with the realities of families and teens – this is a bottom-up experience, very grassroots and community-driven which invites the audience to be actively involved every step of the way. That is the way real transformation happens.”
Based upon early demands, KING’S FAITH will open in Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, Rochester, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Huntsville, AL. The producers and distributor are planning interactive audience tools including group study materials, outreach partnerships, and a specialty youth campaign to create awareness and heighten audience attendance.
KING'S FAITH tells the story of Brendan King (Crawford Wilson) who attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, but his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future. The film prompts audiences to consider questions that many struggle within our world today: Where do I fit in? How can I stand firm in my faith when life’s challenges put me to the test? Can someone find true forgiveness from their wrong choices?
“KING’S FAITH reminds us that our past doesn’t define us,” DiBella said. “No matter where you’ve been, or how lost you feel, you should never give up hope or faith.”
KING’S FAITH stars Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield (Eve’s Bayou, The Women of Brewster Place), Crawford Wilson (Judging Amy, Zoey 101), Kayla Compton (Entourage), and James McDaniel (Malcolm X, NYPD Blue).
KING’S FAITH is distributed theatrically by Faith Street Film Partners and Waking Giants Entertainment Group, a Los Angeles and Scottsdale film distributor created by industry professionals with more than 25 years of major motion picture experience."
Faith Street Film Partners, LLC
Faith Street Film Partners, LLC was formed in 2010 by Nicholas DiBella, Paul Root, Mark Costello and Marc Wax to produce the motion picture King’s Faith.