Christian Retailing

Paper-clip project sparks lost-faith drama Print Email
Written by Staff   
Monday, 13 September 2010 02:55 PM America/New_York

RustDVDIt may take a village to raise a child, but it took a town to make Rust, a drama about lost faith and grace, being distributed to Christian retail by Provident-Integrity Distribution.

Though the 95-minute mystery stars TV actor Corbin Bernsen—who also wrote and directed it—Rust (0-43396-35750-1, $24.96) was produced and financed by the residents of Kipling in Saskatchewan, Canada, some of whom also appear on screen.

They connected with Bernsen (L.A. Law, Psych) when he visited the area to offer a film role to one of the town’s residents after coming into contact with another Kipling man who was trying to trade up for a house, having started the swapping with a mere paper clip. As part of the swaps, the man obtained a snow globe for which Bernsen, who collects the pieces, offered a movie part.

That role was for another film, but the locals behind Kipling Film Productions invited Bernsen to use the town for another production.

He turned there for the PG-rated film about a priest who returns to his hometown following a crisis of faith—a story inspired by the loss of his father. The priest is drawn into investigating a recent tragedy, re-
examining his own life as he does so.

Bonus content includes deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary track and four featurettes. One  featurette looks at some of the actors and how they became a part of the movie, while in another, Bernsen recalls his late father, sprinkling his ashes on the main street of the town.

To order Rust, call 800-333-9000.