A new Christian pro-life movie won several awards recently ahead of its official release in October.
“Voiceless” is a new film drama that follows Jesse Dean (played by Rusty Joiner), a discharged soldier who discovers an abortion clinic operating right across the street from his Philadelphia church. Jesse struggles to motivate his church to get involved in protecting unborn babies, and eventually must decide whether to risk it all to fight for what is right.
The film already has received three awards at several secular film festivals, the Christian Times reports. It received “Best Feature” at the Northeast Film Festival, “Best Feature Film” at the California Independent Film Festival and the People’s Choice “Best Feature Film,” according to the report.
“We’re using the pro-life message as a strong example in the film with the abortion clinic being across the street from a church and our main character trying to take a stand against that,” writer and director Pat Necerato told One News Now. “But the movie is really about his personal journey to have to get up the nerve and the guts to obey God and to take action and to take that stand.”
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One of the filmmakers’ key hopes for “Voiceless” is that it will engage and motivate more church-goers to become actively involved in reaching out to help pregnant moms and their unborn babies.
“Voiceless is the first pro-life film that powerfully addresses the reasons why most people don’t engage the injustice of abortion. This film is brilliantly designed to inspire the church to action,” Joe Baker, CEO Save The Storks, said.
Jason Jones, an executive producer of the film, described the new movie as “thoughtful, sympathetic and non-judgmental.” A strong pro-life advocate, Jones is well known for his work on the pro-life films “Crescendo” and “Bella.”
“It’s real but it’s attractive,” Jones said of the new film, “and is the 1-2 knockout punch to Planned Parenthood.”
“Voiceless” will be shown in theaters beginning Oct. 7. The film is rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements. For a list of theaters showing the film, click here.