Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown is bringing Hollywood to Lynchburg this summer to film a movie about a subject matter he unfortunately knows too much about…..child predators on the Internet.
The film ‘Finding Faith’ is a full-length motion picture that will be filmed locally during the summer of 2012. The film will feature many child advocates and celebrities including television legend Erik Estrada. The film will be distributed internationally with a projection of opening in over 100 theaters nation-wide in November 2012. It will be a faith-based production in close association with Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Estrada along with other producers for the movie will be hosting an open casting call at Liberty University during the week of April 23rd thru the 28th.
“Bedford County was a pioneer with Internet education and Internet safety, we thought appropriate to film here,” Brown explained. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office was one of the nation’s first selected divisions for the Internet Against Crimes Task Forces.
“We are excited about this movie and the opportunity to use a compelling story on film to educate parents and children on Internet safety in a non-intimidating way,” Brown said.
The producers for the film hope to cast the majority of the supporting roles from the Lynchburg area. “We have an immense amount of talent right here. It’s important we have the community participate, especially the young people,” Brown said, “many scenes in the film require teenagers being teenagers.”
Brown hopes to partner with area businesses for help in the production and wants the beauty and historical significance of the area to be rooted in the film.