Season of Miracles

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Season of Miracles
Season of Miracles Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dave Moody
Produced by Dave Moody
Josh Moody
Screenplay by Rusty Whitener
Based on The novel "A Season of Miracles"
Starring John Schneider
Grayson Russell
Nancy Stafford
Andrew Wilson Williams
Music by Dave Moody
Cinematography Josh Moody
Production
company
Distributed by Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
Release dates
  • July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) (Gideon Film Festival)
  • October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States

Season of Miracles is a 2013 American Christian-themed dramatic film directed by Dave Moody and starring John Schneider, Grayson Russell, Andrew Williams, and Nancy Stafford. Based on writer Rusty Whitener's award winning novel A Season of Miracles, the story is set in Alabama during the 1970s and follows a group of twelve year olds and their championship little league baseball season.

The film is the third feature length movie produced by Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures in Nashville, TN and is distributed in the US by Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.

Plot[edit]

Season of Miracles chronicles the Robins, an underdog Little League team through their 1974 season with newcomer and autistic baseball savant, Rafer (Grayson Russell). Team leader Zack (Andrew Williams) takes Rafer under his wing despite taunting from their rivals, the Hawks. Their Coach (John Schneider), manager Rebecca (Sydney Morgan Layne), and the rest of the Robins encourage Rafer as the team rises towards an unlikely championship season.

Season of Miracles is a life-inspiring story about sportsmanship, friendship, and courage in the face of adversity.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Season of Miracles has been praised by family-oriented critics and others for its positive, inspirational message. Edwin L. Carpenter, reviewing the film for the Dove Foundation, writes: "Season of Miracles hits a homerun and grandly shows that miracles can still happen. John Schneider is terrific as the coach of the team and he encourages the boys that, if they show heart, anything is possible. This movie inspires the viewer to believe!" [1]

Oren Aviv, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions speaking at the Movieguide awards as he presented Rusty Whitener his Kairos Prize for the film's screenplay called the film "a uniquely compelling drama about a group of twelve year olds and their championship little league baseball season, that is not so much about winning and losing as it is about living and dying." [2]

Other reviews include the following: [3]

“I was reacquainted with my childhood. A touching, challenging and beautiful story of how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.” – Matt Diaz, Major League Outfielder

Season of Miracles is a heartwarming All-American story of small town boys and Little League baseball. You’ll be cheering this captivating bunch of characters all the way home both in their game of baseball and the bigger game of life.” – Ann Gabhart, award-winning author of The Outsider

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Official Selection - Christian Worldview Film Festival (San Antonio, TX) - "Season of Miracles" [4]
  • 2013 Official Selection - Dixie Film Festival (Athens, GA) - "Season of Miracles" [5]
  • 2013 Official Selection - Gideon Film Festival (Orlando, Florida) - "Season of Miracles" [6]
  • 2010 Kairos Prize presented by Movieguide and the Templeton Foundation - Screenplay writer Rusty Whitener [7]

Novelization[edit]

Author Rusty Whitener's novel won the Gold Medalist in Foreword Review’s “Book of the Year” religious fiction category and two Christy Award nominations in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season of Miracles Review by The Dove Foundation". Dove.org. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Forty-nine semi-finalists announced for $50,000 Kairos Prize Contest script competition". Identitynetwork.net. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Season of Miracles - Christian Movie, Christian Film, DVD, Rusty Whitener". Christianfilmdatabase.com. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Christian Worldview Film Festival". Christian Worldview Film Festival. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Dixie Film Festival". Dixie Film Festival. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Gideon Film Festival". Gideon Film Festival. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  7. ^ "A Season of Miracles". Kairos Prize. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 

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