August 28, 2012

I Am Gabriel

We love to find good quality family movies for our weekly movie and pizza date with the kids.  I was tickled when I Am Gabriel arrived as my first review with Lovell-Fairchild.

A few minutes into the movie I was thinking, "This is kind of far fetched."  And then I thought, "Hmmmm... that's kind of like my God.  He sure is far fetched."

At another point I thought how likely is it really a little kid angel is the one God would send to turn a whole town around?  Yep... it's rather likely.  He uses the most unlikely vessels.  The Bible tells us angels will walk among us and we won't know them.  And in fact, He did choose to send a child named Jesus to do the most important job there ever was to do.

The theme of prayer was so prevalent in this film.  Prayer is a very important part of my life.  But I am a doing person and I have to stay focused on the need to pray and then do.  This film reinforces the fact that sometimes we have to stop trying to do and just pray.  At one point in the film, Gabriel doesn't attend church with his host family instead to take time for prayer.  I thought that was a good message to share with the world because, worship and church and praise are very important to our journey and our relationship with the Lord but sometimes we even have to put those aside and just get on our knees.

The movie takes place in the fictitious town of Promise, Texas.  I Am Gabriel was a project conceived and filmed by residents of Justin, Texas.  As the writer unfolds, in no uncertain terms, the despairing of this town and their need for revival the Lord laid on my heart how this town could be any town, any church or any family.  In our tragedy, disasters, mistakes and hardships we can hide from God or seek His face.  It is an active choice.  God will speak to His people if we choose to believe He can and will do a miracle.  Sometimes He is working right in front of us but we are too busy seeking answers and questioning the means to believe what He is doing.

Enjoy the trailer!





‘I AM . . . GABRIEL’ DVD DEBUTS AUG. 28
MOVING FILM TRACKS VARIED RESPONSES TO THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S WORK IN DAILY LIFE 
Starring Dean Cain and John SchneiderEchoLight.com/IAmGabriel

DALLAS – Aug. 14, 2012 – I AM . . . GABRIEL—a moving and mysterious film about divine interaction in our daily lives—launches DVD sales nationwide and online Aug. 28. From Director Mike Norris, I AM . . . GABRIEL weaves multiple stories of individuals touched by tragedy and their varied responses to an unlikely messenger from God with an amazing message of hope.

I AM . . . GABRIEL shows what happens when people turn to God in prayer and start to trust Him for the circumstances in their lives,” said Norris, who also co-wrote and acts in the film. “The mystery of faith comes to life and encourages every viewer to see God at work in every little detail.”

Starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) and Gavin Casalegno in his breakout role as the title character, I AM . . . GABRIEL opens in present day Promise, Texas, a town parched for rain and hope, whose citizens feel cursed after a tragedy 10 years earlier. Then a young boy wanders out of the wilderness into the lives of the beleaguered residents. Miracles start to happen. Some believe and find hope. Some don’t and grow desperate. Some see a messenger from God, others a runaway kid, a huckster. Finally, as the town’s last skeptic backs him into a corner, the young boy reveals his identity. I AM . . . GABRIEL is a story of faith that leads to real hope, regardless of circumstances.


Produced by 2nd Fiddle Entertainment and Heaven’s Promise Productions, I AM . . . GABRIELis distributed by EchoLight Studios.


"We are absolutely thrilled to be distributing stories created by inspirational filmmakers like Mike Norris,” EchoLight Chief Global Strategist Christopher Morrow said. “And it is so encouraging to be in development with Mike on another EchoLight Studios project slated for production in 2013."


I AM . . . GABRIEL can be pre-ordered now with deliveries and immediate sales starting Aug. 28. The film is available through such leading online and retail providers as Amazon.com, LifeWay Christian Stores, Family Christian Stores, among many others.


ABOUT DIRECTOR MIKE NORRIS

Actor, director, writer and producer Mike Norris, son of legendary performer and martial arts champion Chuck Norris, founded 2nd Fiddle Entertainment to create faith-focused films that make a difference. With numerous film and television acting credits, Norris also directed films and multiple episodes of the long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger.


For more information, visit: EchoLight.com/IAmGabriel
Connect with the film on Facebook: Facebook.com/IAmGabrielmovie

1 comment :

  1. What a great job. I too loved the movies message. You did a great job on the review.

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