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Story by David Powers. Photos provided by Belltower Pictures, Inc.

SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL premieres.The world premiere of SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL was the red-carpet opening night feature of the Richmond International Film Festival March 3. And Richmond’s First Baptist Church can feel the pride of new parents as we watch this film take its first steps and begin to have an impact in the world.

First Baptist cultivated and nurtured the project through six years of development. We prayed, encouraged, helped raise the money, participated in the development of the script and production company, joined the cast and crew during principal photography, loaned equipment and facilities, and we turned out in force for the world premiere.

And now, as the film begins to appear in theaters, DVD players and on computer screens around the world, we can continue to pray that God will use this movie to communicate His message: “Love one another.”

Belltower Pictures, Inc., the production company, is headquartered in First Baptist’s Pusey House, across Park Avenue from the main church building. Upon retiring after 20 years on the FBC staff, I have the honor of serving as President of the non-profit company.

SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL premieres.We are partnering with Tugg, Inc. to bring the film to audiences on a cinema-on-demand basis. Individuals, groups and organizations can set up screenings in their local theaters and share a percentage of the ticket sales. We are also offering screening licenses for churches, schools and other groups who want to show the film on their campuses. You may find details at shootingtheprodigal.com/host-a-screening/.

Belltower has also signed an agreement with Virgil Films and Entertainment for North American DVD, digital, broadcast, and ancillary distribution. We anticipate the film will begin to hit the street on those platforms in late summer.

In the meantime, we will begin development of our next project… and, of course, as all non-profits must do, we will continue raising the funds to continue this mission to “entertain, inspire and tell great stories that reveal spiritual truth.”


SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL premieres.Editor’s note
Just announced: Shooting the Prodigal is a Gold Award winner for Narrative Feature in the Winter 2016 International Independent Film Awards.

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