|Logline||:||Forgiving yourself is easy - Forgetting isn't.|
|Genre||:||Family Thriller, Faith-based, Family-friendly, Inspirational|
|By||:||Catalyst Pictures, LLC|
A tragic accident threatens to destroy a pastor's family and sets into motion a complex betrayal between two brothers, while exposing secrets no one wants to face.
Based upon the Amazon hit, Discovering Grace, author David Temple weaves a dramatic tale in his first novel with this screenplay adaptation.
Chasing Grace is a gritty, real and powerful film that pulls no punches, but still has a heart. It's a story that explores the redemptive power of forgiveness.
// This is one film you'll be thinking about long after the screen fades to black.
Michael Joiner plays Jonathan Matheson, a man who loves his family and church more than anything. But when a tragedy strikes, he learns that life isn't always black & white and sometimes the "grey in-between" can be a dangerous place to exist.
"The anointing of Almighty God is on "Chasing Grace." The story is so well-constructed, directed and acted that, more than an observer, I became a participant. Among only a handful of people at a special rough-cut screening, I wept, laughed and clapped with abandon. After the lights came up, I told the director, David Temple, "You've made God approachable and shown His heart of love for His children without preaching!" -Barbara Brown, Author & "A Walking Miracle"
"Chasing Grace" is a title that is intriguing on it's own, so I jumped at the invitation to screen a rough cut of the film with only three other people. The acting is superb to the point where I forgot about the actors and became enmeshed in the characters and story within a few seconds. Even without music, I went on a ride (unpredictable, tense, sad, troubling, and freeing) that I wanted to continue long after the end. Where do these people go from here? What happens next? Congratulations to writer, director, producer, and supporting actor, David Temple, for creating Chasing Grace, a story that is satisfying on its own, but begs for more!" Dr. Tom Taylor, Author & Wellness Expert
"I was blown away by the story of this family that had me immediately hooked me emotionally. I felt instantly connected to the characters. The foundation of the plot, "redemption & forgiveness" is what we really need to educate ourselves into practice today and it all starts with family. Forgiveness is about letting go, moving on and knowing it's all okay. Director, David Temple, demonstrates a beautiful example of the challenges families face when experiencing the complexity of forgiveness. I'm grateful to witness this message in a time when the world really needs this teaching." -Amy Dawidowicz, The Spiritual Entrepreneur
"It reaches down right into your very soul. In considering the Prodigal Son from God's Word, it again shows how efficient He is. I pray that David's work unleashes a movement of forgiveness and grace that this world has never seen." -Claudia Gabrielle
"The characters are real and the cinematography is perfect. To watch growth unfold touches deep within. The ministering that David has received from God will be infused through his work in a powerful way." -Laura Michael, Kingdom Communications
"The book, "Discovering Grace" is a story with heart and a lot of depth, and I think people are going to be talking about this film adaptation for years to come." -Ralph Henderson, HRH Enterprises, Inc.
Our cast includes: Michael Joiner (The Grace Card), Rusty Martin (Courageous), Ashlee Payne (Resurrection), Abigail Cornell (Twilight) & David Temple (The Confession).
Our Cast & Crew come from: Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville & Waynesville, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO and Atlanta, GA.
We believe families, theaters & churches everywhere will want to support a film that deals with so many poignant topics. Please spread the word!