Harbinger Media, a Nashville-based production company founded in 2009 to “create and produce high-quality theatrical films that inspire viewers to pursue God and serve others,” is releasing its first film, Unconditional, to theaters September 21. “The company believes that these types of God-honoring films bring glory to God by being consistent with Biblical principles and the teachings of Jesus.” The film’s producers aim to “produce entertainment in a true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable way.” An excerpt from the full press release follows.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 19, 2012) – Harbinger Media Partners, LLC presents the captivating drama Unconditional, starring Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 50 First Dates, and The Lake House) and Michael Ealy (Think Like a Man, Seven Pounds, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Barbershop). This inspiring film releases in theaters September 21, and encourages viewers to make a difference in their own communities through its ACT campaign.
When describing the heart of the film, producers Jason Atkins and J. Wesley Legg state that, “No matter how dark your circumstance, working for those forgotten by society brings hope and turns servants into heroes.”
Written and directed by Brent McCorkle, the film tells the story of Samantha Crawford (Lynn Collins), an acclaimed storybook artist, who seemingly had it all until she lost the love she cherished the most. When Sam’s storybook marriage is ripped away from her, she loses her faith and her will to live. Now fighting with despair, Samantha is obsessed with tracking down the murderer of her husband. However, a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with her oldest friend, Joe Bradford (Michael Ealy)… and begins Sam’s journey back toward God’s unconditional love.
Slowly dying of kidney disease, “Papa” Joe spends his last days serving fatherless children in the under-resourced community where he lives. Observing “Papa” Joe’s tireless love for “his” kids, Sam begins to find new purpose…until she comes face to face with her biggest fear. While she’s drawn to the innocence and hope of a child she’s befriended, the opportunity for revenge is strong.
Motivated by [the real-life] Bradford’s philanthropic endeavors, Unconditional launched its ACT campaign. The ACT campaign encourages moviegoers to serve alongside scores of non-profit organizations and ministries in their community. Audiences are directed to the film’s site to find where they can serve, while organizations are also encouraged to sign up and become partners with the film and its message. Opportunities to learn more about giving, volunteering, sharing and following are provided at http://unconditionalthemovie.com/act.