Christian DVD, The Way Home, slated for October release
The Christian film, “The Way Home” (formerly “Our Child is Missing”) will be released on DVD in October.
The Lions Gate Entertainment film which premiered over a year ago at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta is based on a real life experience of producer Randy Simpkins of Red Five Entertainment.
The story tells of the time Simpkins’ two-year-old son walked out of their house and could not be found for several hours. Simpkins is played by Dean Cain of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” television series.
It played to a sellout premier in Atlanta and was shown in a number of international film festivals including the London International Christian Film Festival and The International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.
The theme of the movie is about learning to set priorities in life and putting God first and family second. The DVD will first hit Christian stores on Oct. 6, then be available in secular outlets on Oct. 26.
On Aug. 15, Simpkins and his wife Cristal will attend an advanced film screening at Old Camp United Methodist at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. They will talk about what the experience was like for them and what it had taught them, the Times-Georgian said.
Simpkins and his family will also take a publicity road tour and address several church groups to share how the experience brought them closer as a family. He said, “Every time we see the movie, we relive the whole experience. It’s tough, but I still learn from it,” the Times-Georgian said.
He added, “Our number-one priority in doing this is to inspire and see lives change. That’s what we’re most interested in.” Simpkins also said he hopes that the DVD release will touch a larger audience and that they will be encouraged to examine their own lives and see how God can work in their lives as well, the Times-Georgian said.