THE REASON WRAPS PRODUCTION IN AUGUSTA
FAITH-BASED DRAMA STARS ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER LOUIS GOSSETT, JR., TATYANA ALI and BEVERLY TODD
Augusta, GA (March 24, 2016) – Principal photography has wrapped on independent faith film The Reason. Based on a best-selling novel of the same name by William Sirls, the film stars Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett Jr. as Jim, a blind pastor who befriends a mysterious drifter named Kenneth (Alan Powell) who has seemingly miraculous powers.
The Reason was filmed during February and March in and around Augusta, GA, including on location at Children’s Hospital of Augusta, and is the first full-length feature to be shot in the town.
“The city of Augusta could not have been more friendly and accommodating to our cast and crew,” said producer, Richard Clark, Jr. “The visual resources of this area are endless, and we’re confident The Reason will be a better film for utilizing the backdrop of this town.”
The Reason tells the story of several ordinary people who experience extraordinary miracles. After a crisis strikes the lives of a small-town pastor, a single mother and her sick child, a mysterious man with divine powers is sent to give them hope, and help them reconcile the age-old question, Where is God when bad things happen?
Sirls wrote the screenplay with Aviv Rubenstein and Richard Clark, Jr. The film was produced by Richard Clark, Jr., Paige Collins, Alan Powell, Derrick J. Simcox, and Jennifer Willingham, and directed by Randall Stevens. Though a release date has not been established.
Gossett, Jr. was the first African American male actor to win an Oscar in a supporting role for An Officer and a Gentleman; he was also recognized with a Golden Globe Award for The Josephine Baker Story and an Emmy Award for Roots. He recently presented at the 88th Academy Awards.
The Reason stars Gossett, Jr., Beverly Todd (The Bucket List) Tatyana Ali (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”), Kelly Carlson (“Nip/Tuck”), Alan Powell (The Song), Burgess Jenkins (“Nashville”, “The Young and The Restless”), Sara Antonio (“House of Cards”) and Jessejaimes Locorriere (Ant-Man).
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