Sarah's Choice

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Sarah's Choice
Sarah's Choice.jpg
Directed by Chad Kapper
Produced by David A.R. White
Byron Jones
Michael Scott
Russell Wolfe
J.E. Smith
Written by Sean Paul Murphy
Timothy Ratajczak
Starring Rebecca St. James
Logan White
Dick Van Patten
Brad Stine
Music by James Robert Ballard
Cinematography Virgil L. Harper
Edited by Sean Paul Murphy
Production
company
Distributed by EMI CMG Distribution
Release dates November 1, 2009 (2009-11-01)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $120,000

Sarah's Choice is a 2009 Christian direct-to-video pro-life film directed by Chad Kapper. The film was the first lead film role for contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Rebecca St. James as the title character, along with Logan White and Dick Van Patten.[1] Christian comedian Brad Stine also appears in the film,[2] along with Charlene Tilton and Staci Keanan. It was released to DVD on November 1, 2009,[3] and was aired on February 27, 2010 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

Sarah Collins's (Rebecca St. James) co-worker gets pregnant which means Sarah could get a promotion. Meanwhile her boyfriend Matt (Julian Bailey) is pulling pranks. Sarah then finds out she is pregnant. At the doctor's office, a lady gives her a card and tells her the Lord will give her three visions. Megan (Logan White) reveals her story about her abortion. Sarah is considering an abortion. Before she makes her final decision, her visions cause her to think about her future.

Cast[edit]

  • Rebecca St. James as Sarah Collins
  • Logan White as Megan
  • Dick Van Patten as Pastor Smith
  • Brad Stine as Clay
  • Staci Keanan as Denise
  • Robert Miano as Henry
  • Charlene Tilton as Michelle Biden
  • Ethan Cooper Roy as Jack
  • Julian Bailey as Matt Evans
  • Sidney Mason Gunn as Jill
  • Sean McGowan as Chad
  • Matthew Bacis as Michael
  • Linda Bisesti as Agnes Collins
  • Marc Davies as Bob
  • Judy Lewis as Older Sarah
  • Carey Scott as Justin
  • Sean Sedgwick as Thad
  • Libby Smallbone as Daisy
  • Yvette Tucker as Jennifer

Production[edit]

Principal filming was completed in Ohio at the end of February 2009.[6] When speaking of her role in the film Rebecca St. James said, "Obviously everyone wants a redemptive story, but the truth is that 43 percent of childbearing-age women today have abortions; it's much higher than what most people think."[7] St. James wrote the song, "Little One," for the movie.[8]

Release[edit]

Sarah's Choice was released to DVD on November 1, 2009, and DVD release was followed by a theatrical premiere at Warner Brothers Studios in Hollywood.[9][10] The DVD contains bonus features "The Making Of", "Trailers", and "Commentary", and is available from EMI CMG Distribution.[11] The film is also set to air uncut and commercial free on February 27, 2010 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.[12] It was shown at the Projecting Hope Film Festival at Waterworks Cinemas near Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania.[13]

Reception[edit]

Megan Basham of World magazine said, "Newcomer Rebecca St. James turns in a subtle and affecting performance as Sarah..."[14] Jesusfreakhideout gave the film four out of five stars and mentioned it was one of the best Christian films to date.[15] CBN noted the film's storyline of lead character Sarah Collins by stating the film "portrays all the believable influences for abortion through her co-workers, pro-abortion medical clinic, and her personal motives to stay on the career track." They noted the film's "pro-life message" and that the filmmakers approached the topic without use of graphic representations, "making it suitable for family viewing, as well as, for church groups". The noted that Rebecca St James wrote and sang the song “Little One”, which was used as background music at the end of the film," and praised St. James' for "infusing her character with the passion she portrays in music."[16]

Book[edit]

A novel based on the film will be released on May 27, 2014 and authored by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ staff (November 3, 2009). "Rebecca St. James Made "Sarah's Choice"". Christian Cinema. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Donaghey, Michelle (November 16, 2009). "Plans fall into place; committee members needed". The Pilot News. Retrieved November 16, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ staff (November 4, 2009). "Rebecca St. James’ First Leading Role in Sarah’s Choice". eChristianNews. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ staff. "Rebecca St. James on 'Sarah's Choice'". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CBN Video report". Cbn.com. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  6. ^ Kimball, Josh (February 24, 2009). "Rebecca St James nears end of filming for first movie". Christian Post. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ DeVore, Leigh (November 16, 2009). "Film Spotlights the Unborn". Charisma. Retrieved November 17, 2009. 
  8. ^ Kitchen, Kristen (November 30, 2009). "Rebecca St. James passionate about pro-life message". Florida Baptist Witness. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  9. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (November 16, 2009). "Rebecca St. James movie premiere". HM Magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ Ertelt, Steven (November 23, 2009). "Pro-Life Movie Sarah’s Choice Debuts, With Christian Singer Rebecca St. James". Life News. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  11. ^ Donovan, Kevin P. (November 19, 2009). "Pro-Life Movie Starring Rebecca St. James Hits Stores". The Christian Post. Retrieved November 20, 2009. 
  12. ^ Ertelt, Steven (February 25, 2010). "Pro-Life Movie Sarah's Choice Makes Television Debut Saturday on TBN". LifeNews.com. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  13. ^ Vancheri, Barbara (October 8, 2009). "Projecting Hope Film Festival is free and Christian-friendly". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 1, 2009. 
  14. ^ Basham, Megan (January 30, 2010). "Half of a good film". World. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  15. ^ DiBiase, John (November 15, 2009). "review: Sarah's Choice". jesusfreakhideout. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ Patch, Beth. "A Look at Rebecca St. James’ New Movie". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 

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