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THE PRODIGAL SON REALLY DOES RETURN! New Film Places Classic Tale in Modern Times- Category:Christian_Conservative_News
THE PRODIGAL SON REALLY DOES RETURN! New Film Places Classic Tale in Modern Times


It is one of the most recognized, revered and moving parables in scriptures—perhaps because it is one of the most grounded stories of humility, repentance and reconciliation to which virtually anyone can make an emotional connection.

It is the parable of the Prodigal Son.

Now, in an endeavor to reconnect people to the story like never before, ProdigalFilm, in conjunction with Uptone Pictures, is setting the parable within a modern-day context, as they prepare to launch the production and release of the new film A Long Way Off, featuring Robert Davi (Diehard with Bruce Willis, Goonies, James Bond License to Kill), Frank Chiesurin (Resident Evil Apocalypse), Keith David (Platoon, Crash, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), as well as actors from The Hunger Games and Courageous, and some surprise actors who play themselves in the film, including talk show host Sean Hannity.

Available for interviews to discuss the movie, currently in the home stretch of the casting phase, the inspiration behind the project and the production process underway are executive producers, Jerry McGlothlin and Christy McGlothlin, and producer/co-director, Michael Davis.

In this 2,000-year-old remake, so to speak, college grad, Jacob, is ready to shake off his father’s religious business ethics and strike out into the world, poised to conquer it his own way. Surprised that his father actually obliges his request for an early inheritance, Jacob, indeed, sets out for his own idea of fortune and proceeds to spend millions of dollars living the high life—only to find it come crashing down.

Call Special Guests right now to get the rest of the story, as well as an inside look at the exciting casting process that promises to close the deal on a number of popular, and even unexpected, stars.

You and your audience won’t want to miss this opportunity to get a head start on an amazing new foray into the continuously rising power of Christian media. A Long Way Off will actually be here before you know it.


Jerry McGlothlin

Jerry McGlothlin is President of Special Guests, Inc., and its television and film division, CleanTV. As a talk show agent for 26 years, Jerry has provided expert guests to a wide variety of programs, including Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jay Leno, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and hundreds of other popular talk shows.

Jerry has worked with numerous celebrities, including Barbara Walters and the late, great Ed McMahon, who Jerry personally placed on many dozen talk shows as a guest. Along with having his articles and editorials published in newspapers, including USA Today, The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Times, Jerry has been featured in articles in the Washington Post and The New York Times.

During the course of his publicity career, Jerry has helped promote and launch numerous popular films, including the Left Behind movie franchise.

Christy McGlothlin

Christy McGlothlin is Vice President of Special Guests, Inc., and its television/film division, CleanTV.

She has produced a variety of programs and is currently working on a full-length feature film production. An author of two books on natural health, Christy has been a regular guest on news and talk shows focusing on lifestyle and health topics.

Christy is also the founder/editor of Faith Issues, an online publication serving the faith community. As a professional model for years, Christy has appeared on billboards, in catalogs and on many web sites.

MICHAEL DAVIS is the producer of the film, “A Long Way Off.” His company Uptone Pictures has produced a number of projects over the past 14 years. From animated video products, television programs and documentaries, the vision has been to reach and inspire people in as many formats as possible.

Uptone first acquired the distribution rights to two titles THE BOARD and CLIPPING ADAM, two feature films now in stores. Over the past three years Michael has produced three feature films: A BOX FOR ROB in 2010, DESTINY ROAD in 2011 and DON'T PASS ME BY in 2012.

Michael B. Davis, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently lives in the United States.

Michael's leadership, creative insight, visionary abilities, and international network of strategic partners forms the foundation for his dynamic company, Uptone Pictures.


Robert Davi, Die Hard, James Bond License to Kill, and Goonies Statmeter #446

From his portrayal of James Bond villain Franz Sanchez to FBI profiler Bailey Malone in Profiler, Robert Davi is one of the film industry's most recognized tough guys, whether on the big screen or on television. His tough exterior masks a powerful inner sensitivity, which he calls upon for his most notorious roles. A stickler for research, Davi contacted Quantico and arranged to meet Bill Hagenmeyer, the real-life FBI profiler. Davi received critical acclaim within the industry for his provocative and smoldering portrayal of Bailey Malone. The show, currently in syndication, struck a chord with audiences, paving the way for such shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and many others.

His work as a Palestinian terrorist Salim Ajami in an award-winning TV movie brought him critical acclaim and caught the eye of legendary James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, who cast Davi as Colombian drug lord and lead villain Franz Sanchez in the Bond film Licence to Kill. Davi studied with the legendary Stella Adler, who became his mentor, and he was also a member of the Actors Studio, where he studied with Lee Strasberg. His big break came when he was cast opposite Frank Sinatra in the telefilm Contract on Cherry Street, and he has gone on to work in projects with Marlon Brando, Roberto Benigni, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Glover and Adam Sandler, to name a few.

Among his many notable film credits are Die Hard, The Goonies, Son of the Pink Panther, Licence to Kill, Raw Deal and Showgirls. He has worked with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, Blake Edwards, John McTiernan and Paul Verhoeven, among others. He is equally adept at comedy, also, as is evident by his work in a Rodney Dangerfield romantic comedy, as a con artist (once again a very funny and believable character), and he can be seen in the Rob Schneider/Adam Sandler comedy The Hot Chick. He recently produced and is starring in Hitters, a film that takes a realistic look at the struggles that occur within a neighborhood mob crew.

Besides working and raising his five children, Davi stays busy volunteering his time in such charities such as The Dream Foundation, Exceptional Children's Foundation, Heart Of A Child Foundation, The National Italian-American Foundation, Unico, and he is the national spokesperson for I Save America.
Written by: Rob Nardelli and Pat Reale

About Keith David…

Keith David was born in New York City's Harlem district and raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. As a child, he realized he wanted to act after playing the cowardly lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz."

He later enrolled in New York's High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at Juilliard. After graduation, he was hired as an understudy for Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." In 1992, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the Broadway play "Jelly's Last Jam."
Written by: Matt Dicker

Keith's extraordinary range of talent is evidenced by his body of work. Recent films include "The Princess and the Frog", "Coraline", and "Crash". Other credits include "Barbershop", "Agent Cody Banks", and "Requiem for a Dream". Prior to that, Keith was featured in "There's Something About Mary", "Armageddon" and "Dead Presidents".

Keith has received Emmy Awards for his narration of two Ken Burns documentaries: "The War" and "Unforgivable Blackness", and was nominated for his narration of "Jazz". He received a daytime Emmy nomination for his work in Showtime's "The Tiger Wood's Story".

Keith David gained wide attention in 1986 for his role as King in the Oscar winning film "Platoon". Other of his over 75 film credits includes "Men at Work", "Clockers", and "Pitch Black". Keith has also worked with notable directors including Clint Eastwood ("Bird"), Steven Spielberg ("Always") and John Carpenter ("The Thing" and "They Live").

Born in Harlem, New York and raised in East Elmhurst, Queens, Keith sang in the all borough choir as a boy. He knew he wanted to act at the age of nine when he appeared as the cowardly lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz". He later attended New York's famed High School of the Performing Arts and then graduated from Juilliard. There he studied under such voice and speech teachers as Robert Williams and Edith Skinner.
Written by: Silvermine Entertainment

Danny Trejo (Machete) StarMeter # 322

A child drug addict and criminal, Danny Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life. While speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man who later called him for support. Trejo went to meet him at what turned out to be the set of Runaway Train. Trejo was immediately offered a role as a convict extra, probably because of his tough tattooed appearance. Also on the set was a screenwriter who did time with Trejo in San Quentin. Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, the screenwriter offered him $350 per day to train the actors for a boxing match. Director Andrey Konchalovskiy saw Trejo training Eric Roberts and immediately offered him a featured role as Roberts' opponent in the film. Trejo has subsequently appeared in many other films, usually as a tough criminal or villain.

Frank Chiesurin has appeared in numerous films including Resident Evil Apocalypse, Lie with Me and Federal Protection


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