“A BIBLICAL STORY FOR MODERN AUDIENCES”- Dove
“A Long Way Off”
RELEASING TO DVD August 19th
BEST PICTURE WINNER- 2014 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER BEST OF SHOW- SEDONA FAITH AND FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
Nashville , Tennessee- A LONG WAY OFF is a spirited, modern day retelling of the classic biblical Story of the Prodigal Son – a story about father-son relationships and about the mercy and forgiveness of both his heavenly Father and his earthly father. Jake Abraham (JASON BURKEY/October Baby) works for his father (JOHN DIEHL/Stargate), a successful produce farmer in North Carolina. Jake doesn’t like agri-business very much and he’s desperate to leave for the excitement and faster life of the big city. To his shock and delight, his father suddenly agrees to give Jake his inheritance so he can strike out on his own. Bidding farewell to his dad, his brother, Seth (DAVE BLAMY/Army Wives), their loyal secretary, Mrs. Grey (EDIE MCCLURG/ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/Frozen) and their ranch hand, Jose (ROBERT AMAYA/Courageous), Jake heads to the city where he meets a new friend, Summer (ZOE MYERS/ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) at the local coffee shop. But Jake is all too eager to sow his oats and make his fortune in a series of sharp stock market moves. He soon runs afoul of an opportunistic temptress (JOANNA JOWETT/Destiny Road) and her mysterious boyfriend, Frank (ROBERT DAVI/ License to Kill/Goonies/Diehard), and in the process, loses everything and finds his life on the line.
Written by Jon Macy and co-directed by Michael Davis (Destiny Road) and John Errington (A Box for Rob). Davis also serves as producer; Gerald McGlothlin and Christy McGlothlin are the executive producers for ProdigalFilm LLC. Word Films releases A LONG WAY OFF on DVD and digitally August 19th. For more information or to see the trailer go to www.alongwayoffthemovie.com.
Synopsis- Retelling the timeless parable of a father’s unconditional love, tempestuous young Jake tries to escape the duties of the family business by leaving his home and taking his dreams to the big city. Far from the wise words of his father, Abraham, Jake is finally free to live the high life that he’s always wanted, trading the traditional values of his upbringing to revel in every temptation that money can buy. Just when Jake thinks the world is his playground and every day offers another enticing opportunity, he must come face to face with the consequences of the life he’s chosen. Jake must learn that sometimes it takes losing everything to realize/appreciate what he left behind, and if his mistakes can ever outweigh the grace of a father’s forgiveness.
Actors: Jason Burkey, Robert Davi
Directors: Not Provided
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Word Films
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
Run Time: 100 minutes
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A Long Way Off is a fantastic DVD. It is a modern day story of the prodigal son. I really love this story anyway it is told. Since it is the prodigal son story you know how it ends, but each telling is different.
The main character Jake thinks he knows it all and wants to be rid of his father and brother and the farm. He wants to have a life of his own. So he leaves for the city and invests in many things and he has it all. All of the girls, cars, houses and money anyone could want, until it all comes crashing down.
Jake has no money, no friends and nothing. He meets someone down and out who works on a farm and he helps Jake to come to the truth that he needs to go home.
My favorite part of the movie is when Jake goes home and his father meets him on the lane to his farm. It was an emotional part and very tender. Just to see the love and hope born anew.
I think this modern version is really incredible. I believe A Long Way Off is a DVD you need to have. I highly recommend it and know you, your family and friends will love it.
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