|ICRS: Retailers receive special screening of 'The Song'|
|Written by Natalie Gillespie|
|Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:55 AM EDT|
When Louisville, Kentucky-based screenwriter and director Richard Ramsey got the idea to portray the biblical King Solomon on film as a modern-day singer-songwriter, he wondered if he was going a little nuts. But the more he thought about it, the more intriguing the idea became. The result is The Song, an upcoming September theatrical release more than two years in the making that tells a gripping tale of what fame, fortune and sins of the flesh can do to true love.
Starring Nashville actors Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner and Caitlin Nicol Thomas, The Song tells the story of Jed King, a singer-songwriter (and son of a famous singer named David King) who makes it to the big time and almost loses his family and his life in the process. The film contains 11 original songs, including a beautiful title track performed by Powell and Thomas. Powell plays guitar, and Thomas shows off her violin and vocal skills throughout the film, which was screened twice for retailers and suppliers Monday night at ICRS in Atlanta. The actors also played the title track live before several hundred retailers.
At a reception before the screening, the actors and director mingled with retailers and suppliers and talked about the impact they hope it will make.
“When I first read the script, it impacted me,” Powell said. “It still impacts me every time I see it.”
The movie is a City on a Hill Production, and includes a partnership with best-selling author and pastor Kyle Idleman. Small group study curriculum and other church resources will release at the same time as the film, in hopes that the movie can be a tool to bring healing to marriages and bring hope to the lost.
“It’s an honest look at love, sex, marriage, and true satisfaction in life,” Idleman said.
Ramsey calls it “a film for the restless,” referencing Jeremiah 29:13, which states: “You will find me when you seek me with all of your heart.”
The Song is scheduled to release in more than 400 theaters nationwide on September 26. For more information, visit www.thesongmovie.com.