One Man’s Search for Redemption May Only Be Found in the Heartland, Where He Lost His Grace and May Once Again Find His Heart.
LIMA, OH (June 15, 2017) – Principal photography has begun in Lima, OH on “A Walk with Grace,” starring David Lee Smith (Fight Cub, Zodiac, A Walk to Remember), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, The Flyboys, Born on the Fourth of July), Jason London (Dazed and Confused, Out Cold), Ashley Bratcher (War Room, 90 Minutes in Heaven), announced today Producers/Executive Producers Lance Paul (Secret Life of Pets, Crepitus) and April Kennedy (Divine Appointment). The film is written and directed by Nick Kellis (LA Ink, Trading Spouses).
“My greatest wish for this film is that it serves a dual purpose: first and foremost, to be an entertaining romantic drama that families will love. I also want it to instill a sense of hope in people of all ages, and remind them that it’s never too late to do the right thing,” said Paul.
The faith-based film is produced under the banners of Paul’s Ginger Knight Entertainment (Crepitus, Divine Appointment) and Kellis’s new shingle Flyover State Productions.
“A Walk with Grace” also stars Yorke Fryer (Extinct, Accepted), Mishka Calderon (Christmas in Hollywood[DR1] ), Ian Grey (Winner of Lifetime’s The Pop Game with Timbaland), Joe Estevez, Lance Paul (Dark Roads 79, Buried Cain), Austin St. John (Power Rangers), and Nicole Dambro (Pitchfork).
“There are so many variables that go into successful filmmaking, one of which is the chemistry of the cast. From the very first day of filming this week, the energy on set has been electric. I think a story of redemption is something we can all relate to, especially in today’s society,” said Paul.
In “A Walk with Grace,” after his mother dies a week before Easter, a widowed hotshot L.A. exec, Nate Lassiter (David Lee Smith), is confronted with heart-tugging responsibilities. He must finally return, with his daughter Chloe in-tow (break-out star Mishka Calderon), to his hometown in Ohio. There, he faces the daunting task of signing away his family’s factory to Jay Thorson (Stephen Baldwin).
Nate must also confront several ongoing difficult situations: his spitfire cousin, unhappy that Nate left it up to her to run the factory years ago; a labor-strike lead by his high school wrestling buddies Pastor Tom (Jason London), Shawn (Yorke Fryer) and Duane (Austin St John); and a legal battle over the impending sale of the factory, brought on by his high school sweetheart, Grace (Ashley Bratcher).
Nate’s biggest challenge, however, will be to face the life he left behind, and to learn to once again do the right thing for the right reasons. Forced to search his soul and embrace his broken past, he just might reconnect with his faith, and fall back in love with his Grace. Once lost in Los Angeles, Nate Lassiter is about to be found in the Heartland of America!
About Ginger Knight Entertainment
Building on their managing partners’ reputation and success from prior Award-winning films, Producing partner Lance Paul’s projects “Geek Haven” “Crepitus” and “Divine Appointment” are all at different stages of Global distribution. They are now stepping into the Faith Film arena with “A Walk with Grace” starring Stephen Baldwin, Jason London and David Lee Smith.
Note from Katherine: I was personally very excited to hear this news as Lima, Ohio is my hometown. I happen to know they’ve already filmed in a very cool place where I go for quarterly Geek Trivia.