Inspired by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. (the church that produced such films as “Facing The Giants,” “Fireproof” and “Courageous”), The Church at Chapelhill in Douglasville, Ga. is releasing a Christmas film “Surrendered – The Story of Jay Harding” this weekend. The film is about family man Jay Harding (played by David McIntyre) who faces the biggest decision of his life at Christmas time, after losing almost everything he cherished in his life. The movie will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the church, 5357 Chapel Hill Rd, Douglasville 30135. And it is free to see the movie!
I’m excited about this movie for a couple of reasons. I love it when churches go big and innovative! Obviously, this movie was a labor of love and faith. During a week this past August, the film was written by Brett Divine who also produced, directed and edited the feature. A cast and crew was assembled through volunteers in the church and production began on September 23, 2011.The budget for the film was $15,000 which allowed the crew to purchase a camera, lenses and a few other necessities. All of the locations and props were donated by members of the church. The film was shot in the West Atlanta area in September & October 2011, and was completed by members of the church. All of the cast and crew were volunteers.
AND I’m also excited because my Soror Kim Howard, who plays Jay Harding’s wife Kim Harding in the movie, is starring in the film! I cannot wait to see it this weekend, and I hope you take some time out of your Christmas shopping to see this film too! Check back on my blog on Wednesday, Dec. 21 for my review of the film. And if you cannot make it, you can still pre-order the DVD on the website –www.surrenderedthemovie.com. Make sure you check out the trailer above.