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Movie About Patrick Henry College Released Nationwide

April 10th, 2009

For Immediate Release!

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David Halbrook
Patrick Henry College
(540) 338-8727
OfficeOfCommunications@phc.edu

 

George Escobar (R) at one of the Come What May premieres, along with co-producer Manny Edwards (L)

Come What May, a Christian independent film produced by the Purcellville-based Advent Film Group (AFG) in partnership with Patrick Henry College, was released nationwide on DVD on March 17, 2009. The movie, which prominently features Patrick Henry College as a legal debate powerhouse, was released by Provident Films, the nation’s largest distributor of Christian films such as best-selling independent productions Fireproof and Facing the Giants. The Fireproof Special Collector’s Edition DVD also features the trailer for Come What May. As viewers from every demographic purchase this popular film, they will see Patrick Henry College featured prominently in this trailer.

Patrick Henry College, which recently won its third national ACMA (American Collegiate Moot Court Association) championship in five years, sweeping first, second, and third-place trophies, provides an appropriate setting for Come What May. The movie centers on two PHC students who battle to overturn Roe v. Wade at the National Moot Court Championship. They are coached by Dr. Michael Farris, the real-life founder and Chancellor of PHC and a high-profile homeschooling advocate. This storyline, which deals with issues of life and marriage, flavored with a sweet courtship romance, has garnered significant praise in screenings around the United States.

The true story of Come What May lies behind the scenes, on the sets where 40 high school and college students received a hands-on apprenticeship in full-length feature filmmaking. George Escobar, a former AOL executive, homeschool father, and founder of AFG, recognized in 2007 that big-budget Christian films such as Narnia were not being directed by Christians. He founded AFG in order to “train up the next generation” of Christian filmmakers.

Since filming for Come What May ended in 2007, the young people involved in this production have gone on to create their own short films, form their own companies, and win awards. Many credit their experience with AFG with opening their vision to the possibilities of film, and they look forward to future projects.

Get Your Copy

Look for Come What May online or at your favorite Christian store, beginning March 17. Your church or youth group can also show the film with a site license. Or you can receive a copy with your donation of $25 or more to Patrick Henry College's scholarship fund.

 

 

 

Notable Reviews

"Christian Filmmakers Reaching Market, Sharing Message" -- Augusta Gazette -- 3/4/09

Review by Greg Wright on ChristianCinema.com -- 3/11/09

"'Come What May': A Breath of Fresh Air" -- Concerned Women for America -- 3/18/09