Directed by John K.D. Graham...
Writers Alexandra Boylan, John K.D. Graham and Andrea Polnaszek
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Lorena Segura York...Alexa Taylor
Garrett Westton...Beau Taylor
Bill Engvall...Coach Z
Alexandra Boylan...Jezi Adams
Dariush Moslemi...John Taylor
Kathie Butler...Grandma Loretta
"Catching Faith" centers on a family who seemingly has it all. Star athlete as a son, A-student for a daughter and a successful father. But, the mother is torn. A death and decisions loom large and what takes place is a journey back to faith, which they lost. The father triggers a family re-birth of sorts on faith and the need to get back on track. But, the mother has doubts at first as her lifestyle gets in the way. As does her mother. After a family tragedy, her "perfect" life starts falling apart. Only faith and family, and certain friends, can save the day. Enter the Elijah Project, which is a sub story here, and it all makes sense. Buy it from Wal Mart, starting in August. The premiere was in Chippewa Falls July 23, where it was filmed. All the extras get credits, too, as do the donors. That is rare and shows the faith the producers had in the project. More later. The film is currently playing for one week in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, then it goes on VOD, Amazon, etc...Tim O'Brien
John and Alexa Taylor appear to have the perfect life – they’re the envy of all the parents in town. Their son Beau is the high school football star and their daughter Ravyn is a straight-A student. But when Beau is caught drinking alcohol, his place on the team and his bright future are on the line. With the football season at stake and the judgmental community turning their backs on them, every member of the Taylor family is at a crossroads. Now, they must find the strength from one another, and the spiritual courage from within, to prove that faith and family is the only score that really matters.
- From the outside, Alexa has the perfect life. Her son is the high school football star, daughter a straight A student and her husband is CFO of a booming start-up company. The sudden death of her father, however, causes Alexa to realize there is more to life than appearances. Her perfectly crafted social image is disrupted when she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Learning to embrace truth, Alexa rediscovers her faith and what it means to be family.
- Written by Mirror Tree Productions
Full disclosure..I was at the premiere in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin... my aunt plays Grandma Loretta...she is the one that is always saying "I told you so" in the movie and plays the mother in the way...she gets the zingers as well. Plus, someone has to be the person who is disliked to set up drama - - mother and daughter drama.
...this is a subtle Christian film, and does not totally center on football...
.... It is not in-your-face religious like some can be - - or does it really tell you that you have to be this way..it is how this family and this town deal with certain issues.
...it is a family journey back to faith, and for dad, solidifies right and wrong. Dariush Moslemi. plays John Taylor. It is the dad who instigates the truth meter, and needs to convince his wife as well.
..after a slow start, it picks up and you root for the family ...it has to be that way to pick up the plot points.
...but, truth is, you also ask yourself, "would I do that?" Would you make your son tell the football coach he drank at a party - - plus the cop let him go , so all is good. And if you do turn yourself in you are not able to play. That plays out all over the country with the boys of fall, yet, this dilemma plays out differently. Many would not tell the coach and hope it blows over - - especially on a potential championship team.
... Garrett Westton ... Beau Taylor gives fine performance and kudos for tackling the subject matter. Yes, I said tackling as this is a football-related film.
...kudos for the other plotline of the daughter struggling with not being No. 1 in her class....that is also a family issue that plays out all over the country...she is no. 2 at the outset...one kid is the athlete and the other is the student...yep, that is very familiar...this plot line further defines the family and is needed. The family is not just are not just football and sports - that matters here.
..indie films need good writing and directing - and passion for the project. It is here. See credits above. They wanted to tell this story and get it on the big screen. This faith-based film, is not like the others one can see, they noted in the Q&A after the screening. They also wanted to make a faith-based film with a strong female lead. That would be Alexa Taylor (Lorena Seguro York). She was solid and believable. Her character has to deal with the likes of Jezi Adams, played by Alexandra Boylan...go to any game or town and we can see this relationship play out. She is the thorn in the side who is basically a bully to Alexa - in public, too.