Enthuse Entertainment presents the family-friendly drama,”Alone Yet Not Alone” slated for a broad release in over 200 theaters nationwide June 13, 2014. The flagship production stars Kelly Greyson (Return To The Hiding Place) with Jenn Gotzon (God’s Country, Frost Nixon) and actor/musical artist Clay Walker (Clay Walker: Jesse James).
“Alone Yet Not Alone” is based on the true story taken from the novel of the same name written by Tracy Leininger Craven that speaks of hope triumphing over despair, of faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity.
Last fall the movie was shown at 11 select locations as part of a “sneak peek” week long release (Sept. 27, 2013), achieving the second highest grossing per screen average (combining theater ticket sales with Seatzy ticket sales) in the country. Alone Yet Not Alone banked $11,434 per screen average in its limited release opening in Grand Rapids, Mich.; San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Texas; Knoxville and Franklin, Tenn.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga. and Colorado Springs, Colo. The Christian audience’s enthusiastic reception helped rank Alone Yet Not Alone as one of the highest per screen average independently released faith-based films to date.
“Previous success has sparked a heightened interest about the film and we are excited to now introduce Alone Yet Not Alone to a wider audience this June,” says Executive Producer, Ken Wales (Amazing Grace, “Christy” TV Series).
The film will release through the movie ticket reservation platform and new film distribution company Seatzy™ (www.seatzy.com/alone). Seatzy allows moviegoers to participate in the process of supporting the films they love by getting ticket reservations in early and assuring the film will play in the theater closest to them. It also allows moviegoers all across the country the opportunity to bring the movie to their city if the movie is not playing nearby.
“I am thrilled that Alone Yet Not Alone is the first nationwide release for Seatzy theatrical distribution and our advance sales ticketing platform,” says Dan Merrell, founder and CEO of Seatzy. “We’ve developed a unique screen by screen marketing program that we are confident will allow us to open successfully in local markets. Our diverse marketing team is gathering commitments from consumers, churches, ministries, Christian radio and strategic influencers that will ensure positive results on Father’s Day weekend. It’s an exciting new way to bring a compelling story like this to market.”
Depicting a family at a critical juncture in America’s history, the film is designed to encourage and uplift families in difficult times, through sharing the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Delaware Indians after raiding their home, and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family.
Alone Yet Not Alone is a movie filled with action, drama and suspense shot on location at historical sites in Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina to allow audiences to take the journey with the characters. Filmmakers realized that in order to tell the story authentically, they would need to shoot where the events actually occurred or those similar in terrain.
Highlighting themes of endurance, perseverance and faith with positive values and entertaining action sequences that make it safe viewing for families, the film also garnered the “Family-Friendly Seal” (12+ years) with a five Dove rating from the prestigious Dove Foundation, an organization that provides online family movie and video reviews and ratings.
“Everyone who is an adult or approaching adulthood needs to see this film,” says Dr. James Dobson, founder and president of Family Talk. “The technical quality, the beauty of the acting, and most importantly the inspiration of the story will get to your heart and elevate your spirit.”
The movie became the center of controversy after its 2014 Oscar nomination for Song of the Year was revoked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences due to a minor, often-overlooked technicality.
George Escobar and Ray Bengston co-directed James Richard’s screenplay while James Richards, Bud S. Smith and Ken Wales served as executive producers. Barbara Divisek, George Escobar, Michael Snyder and Cynthia Garcia Walker produced the movie.