I just received the press release for this movie a few days back and I didn’t pay too much attention to it..
But after taking a minute to see the trailer for this movie.. I soooo want to see this now..
INSPIRING DVD ‘25 HILL’ DEBUTS JULY 3
FAITH FILM HELPED SAVE SOAP BOX DERBY
Real Travails of Iconic American Tradition Spurred Corbin Bernsen
To Make a Movie About Finding the Courage to Overcome Tragedy
WHAT: 25 HILL—an inspiring story of finding faith to overcome tragedy—launches DVD sales
today. The movie is the first faith film to feature the All-American Soap Box Derby.
WHO: 25 HILL was written, produced and directed by its star Corbin Bernsen (“Psych,” “L.A.
Law.”). A chance reading of a USA Today article on financial woes threatening to end the Derby inspired him to make the film.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, nationwide DVD street date
Saturday, July 21, 75th anniversary Soap Box Derby in Akron, OH
The film helped raise money and awareness in support of the
Akron, Ohio based Soap Box Derby, which recently landed a new national sponsor (First Energy) and is rolling toward financial stability—marking its 75th anniversary on July 21, 2012, with Bernsen in attendance.
SYNOPSIS: 25 HILL tells the story of 12-year-old Trey Caldwell (Nathan Gamble) whose life is shattered when his father is killed in combat in Afghanistan. His dad’s final gift, an unfinished Soap Box Derby car in the garage, is a constant reminder of what could have been, leaving Trey with a hole in his life. When Trey is introduced to Roy Gibbs (Bernsen), a grizzled Fire Chief devastated by the loss of his firefighter son on 9/11, a new friendship forms and old wounds finally begin to heal. As the unlikely team works to complete the Soap Box car and train for the upcoming Derby, they’ll learn that life isn’t about the starting line or checkered flag – it’s about the journey of faith and courage in between.
ADDITIONAL STORY IDEAS:
Emmy-nominated actor Corbin Bernsen takes his career behind the camera, writing, producing, directing—and often starring in—films for targeted fan bases. The innovative film development strategy often brings entire communities on board to support his productions.
The All-American Soap Box Derby recently faced its own finish line—over half a million dollars in debt and sued by lenders. Working with the Akron community, supporters such as Corbin Bernsen and new primary sponsor, First Energy, participation is up and the Derby is on the road to stability.
Corbin Bernsen—“L.A. Law” “Psych”
Nathan Gamble—THE DARK KNIGHT, DOLPHIN TALE
Maureen Flannigan—“7th Heaven”
Bailee Madison—BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
Ralph Waite—“The Waltons”
AVAILABILITY: 25 HILL is available through major retailers such as Amazon.com, Target, Walmart and more. Plus, the DVD can be found at Christian retail nationwide, including Family Christian Stores and other CBA Member stores.