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Last edited on: June 28, 2014.

Faith-based film A Long Way Off opened June 6, 2014, nationally in theaters in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, and in Charlotte, Montgomery, Raleigh, Kansas City, Pensacola, Fredericksburg, Corpus Christi, Vero Beach, Jacksonville, Rockford, Hattiesburg, Waco,  Spartanburg, and throughout North Carolina  where it was filmed.

A Long Way Off – a spirited, modern day retelling of the classic biblical Story of the Prodigal Son – a story about father-son relationships and about the mercy and forgiveness of both his heavenly Father and his earthly father.

A Long Way Off (Rated PG) follows a banner year of other faith-based films, each breaking $50 million at the box office, including God’s Not Dead, Son of God, Noah and Heaven is for Real.

See the trailer:

Actors and producers will be conducting Red Carpet “Meet & Greets on opening day in theaters across the United States.

The award winning A Long Way Off won Best Picture in the International Christian Film Festival and Best of Show at the Sedona Faith and Family Film Festival.

In A Long Way Off, with music by Dove-winning recording artist Christa Wells,  it features handsome Jake Abraham (Jason Burkey/October Baby) who works for his father (John Diehl/Stargate), a successful produce farmer in North Carolina. A recent college graduate with a strong interest in technology, Jake doesn’t like agri-business very much and he’s desperate to leave for the excitement and faster life of the big city.

Jason Burkey (who plays farm-boy-turned-city-slicker-out-to-make-his-fortune "Jake") on set; Photo Courtesy of Word Films.

To his shock and delight, his father suddenly agrees to give Jake his inheritance so he can strike out on his own. Bidding farewell to his dad, his brother, Seth (Dave Blamy/Army Wives), their loyal secretary, Mrs. Grey (Edie McClurg/Frozen) and their ranch hand, Jose (Robert Amaya/Courageous), Jake heads to the city where he meets a new friend, Summer (Zoe Myers/Anchorman 2) at the local coffee shop.

But Jake is all too eager to sow his oats and make his fortune in a series of sharp stock market moves. He soon runs afoul of an opportunistic temptress (Joanna Jowett/Destiny Road) and her mysterious boyfriend, Frank (Robert Davi/Goonies), and in the process, loses everything and finds his life on the line.

Written by Jon Macy and co-directed by Michael Davis and John Errington. Word Films releases A Long Way Off on DVD and digitally in fall 2014.


Find out more about the film at the A Long Way Off Official Site

Check out the latest in Christian films! Read “Hope for Hurting Hearts” Gains 4 International Film Festival Honors

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