Community Supports Film ‘Finding Faith’
Faith Based Film with Erik Estrada Finds Church Home
Central Virginia is buzzing Hollywood with a new film Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and the Safe Surfin’ Foundation is bringing to Lynchburg this summer. The film is called ‘Finding Faith’ and is based on many actual events the Sheriff has witnessed in his years as a national leader on protecting children on the Internet.
‘Finding Faith’ is currently casting for the film and welcoming volunteers in the community to participate. The producers for the film hope to use as much local talent from the community in the production of the film. “It’s been amazing. The community is really getting behind this project,” Brown said.
Because the film is interwoven with a Christian message targeted towards teens the Sheriff has asked Thomas Road Baptist Church and more specifically their dynamic Youth Department to get involved as the host church for the film. Pastor Jonathan Falwell has agreed.
A Press Conference is scheduled:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thomas Road Baptist Church, Bruner Hall
(Adjacent to the Main Auditorium)
Those in attendance will be: Pastor Jonathan Falwell, Sheriff Mike Brown, Erik Estrada, Delegate Scott Garrett, Senator Steve Newman, members from the Internet Crimes Against Children’s task Force and ‘Finding Faith’ Executive Producer Scottie Ward.
National Spokesman for the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, Erik Estrada has agreed to star in the film. Estrada is best known for his leading role in the television series, “CHiP’s” and his fight against child predators on the Internet. What you may not know, is that Estrada started out in faith based films. In the 1970 film version of ‘The Cross and the Switchblade,’ Estrada made his film debut.
The goal for the film is to use a compelling story to educate parents and children on Internet safety in a non-intimidating way while challenging teens to live a purposeful life.