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     JESUS PEOPLE
U.S.A., 2009, 88 mins, Color (Family Friendly)

WORLD PREMIERE

Director: Jason Naumann
Writers: Dan Ewald, Rajeev Sigamoney
Executive Producers: Ken Abraham, Robert Abramoff, Will Brillinger, and Roy Varghese
Associate Producers: Carrie Boyle, John Varghese, and Richard L. Wakefield II
Cinematographer: Kevin Sambells
Editor: Matthew Reithmayr


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Writer/Producer Dan Ewald is from Grand Rapids, Michigan

When Pastor Jerry gets some potentially devastating medical news, he decides to reach his rebellious teen son Eli before it’s too late. He aims to start a “positive Christian band” that will keep his son headed down the right path – the one that leads away from eternity in hellfire.

Jerry assembles Zak, Cara, Ty, and Gloria – four young people with varying degrees of musical talent. The group decides upon the name Cross My Heart and their first single “Save The World!” takes off on multiple radio charts.

Now popular in both Christian and mainstream circles, success takes its toll on everyone. As tensions boil, the gang ends up onstage at the American Music Honors. Under the glare of the spotlight the band starts to crack, bringing Cross My Heart to its inevitable demise.

Jason Naumann
After graduating from North Western College in ‘96 with a BA in Broadcasting, Jason Naumann spent four years working in Hawaii for a non-profit mission organization. He traveled to twelve countries shooting and editing videos. During that time he worked as a freelance cameraman for an ESPN fishing show and shot the behind-the-scenes for To End All Wars, a film starring Kiefer Sutherland. 

In the spring of 2001 he moved to LA to pursue a career as a director. With a love of cheesy ‘90s action films, Jason decided to parody their style with his first short The Wash. Next came Happy Wednesday, a dark comedy starring Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), and Tony Hale (Arrested Development). 

He directed all six webisodes of Jesus People as well as his first full-length feature Coyote County Loser, a romantic comedy filmed in New Mexico, now in limited theatrical release. 2008 brought the movie version of Jesus People, with an all-star comedy cast. 

Naumann is currently setting up his third project, 5th Corner, a horror film.
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          PAUL AND HIS WALL
U.S.A., 2009, 12 mins, Color

Director/Writer is from Portage, Michigan

MIDWEST PREMIERE

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Director/Writer: Steven Anderson

A timid recluse avoids leaving his inner-city apartment in fear of the outside world. When his pretty new neighbor accidentally knocks a hole through their wall, Paul discovers more than just a beautiful face on the other side as his heart stretches and pulls in ways he never thought possible

 
Showings
06/13/09 04:30 PMVenue 4
American Legion
Mason Street off Butler
 
06/12/09 12:00 PMVenue 4
American Legion
Mason Street off Butler
 


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