Saturday, October 13, 2012

Christian Movie Connect Episode 44 – Rodney Ray

Rodney Ray, executive producer and director of “New Hope” talks with CMC host Cheryl Ariaz Wicker about his newest faith-based movie set to release on October 9, 2012.  Rodney Ray is the owner of the Louisiana-based film production company, R-Squared Productions.

The film stars Ben Davies, who plays the rookie cop in “Courageous.” “New Hope” premiered in West Monroe, Louisiana with a red carpet gala where Christian Movie Connect was present to capture the event. (See premiere coverage here). Over the next three weeks, CMC will also give you a chance to meet the cast of “New Hope.”

Story synopsis: Michael is not thrilled about his family’s move to New Hope, a small, close-knit southern town during his senior year. After all, it is his senior year. He is even less enthused about joining the town’s high school basketball team, especially when he begins to bump heads with the team’s star player, Lucas. Lucas is fiercely loyal to the memory of his brother Chase-the victim of a suicide that shook the entire town to its core.

To Lucas, Michael is reaping everything Chase left behind-an insult he refuses to accept. Jasmine, Chase’s longtime girlfriend, still has not found peace a year after his tragic death-until a chance meeting with Michael. Michael’s faith is tested as he endures confrontations with Lucas on and off the basketball court and through his growing fascination with Jasmine. With topics including peer pressure, alcohol, sex, suicide, relationships, and acceptance, New Hope captures the life of the modern teenager

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