Earlier this week, the award-winning, pro-life film, Crescendo, was released on YouTube. The film has received the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival, Best Narrative Short Film at Urbanworld Film Festival, and the Hollywood Discovery Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.
The Christian Post reports that Jason Jones, the producer of the film and founder of Movie to Movement, hopes it will become the most watched pro-life themed film in history. And ultimately, he hopes the film can “start a global conversation on the dignity of the human person — on the dignity of the child in the womb.”
Jones also commented on the success of the film. He said, “Our short film Crescendo has already accomplished far more than we could have ever hoped — it won 15 awards at industry film festivals, and has raised more than $5 million for vulnerable women with crisis pregnancies across the country. Now the film is ready for the wider world. After hundreds of showings at fundraisers across the country, Crescendo is now available on YouTube.”
In 2013, LifeNews reported that Movie to Movement announced that Justin Bieber’s mom, Pattie Mallette, agreed to take on the role of executive director of the film. When Mallette was 17, she became pregnant with Justin and was encouraged to abort. However, she refused and now supports pro-life initiatives.
In a press statement Mallette said the following about the film: “My hope through this involvement is to encourage young women all over the world, just like me, to let them know that there is a place to go, people who will take care of you and a safe home to live in if you are pregnant and think you have nowhere else to turn.”
Jones concluded, “I also hope our film encourages people to support and partner with organizations that offer assistance and friendship to young women and their children – born and preborn. Organizations like Heartbeat International and Care Net.
If we want a humane, just and peaceful future for our posterity it is necessary to recover the true nature of the human person. If we are to save our civilization we must remember that the human person has an incomparable dignity, beauty and worth. The race to save our century from the violence of the last century at its root is a race to protect the most vulnerable member of the human family from violence — the child in the womb.”