Posted by: C.E. Chambers | September 30, 2011

New Film “Courageous” Opens Sept. 30, 2011: Press Release

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C.E.C.: The moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, continues to astound experts in the entertainment industry.  Its low-budget, third independent film, “Fireproof” (with Kirk Cameron), grossed $33.4 million at the box office in 2008 and most of the cast and crew were volunteers.  This latest release by Sherwood Pictures (distributed by TriStar Pictures) is another film marketed to families that is nonetheless unafraid to tackle difficult issues and has already received more than $2 million in pre-sales ticketing: “The story of four police officers with one calling: to serve and protect.”

From Lovell-Fairchild Communications : For Immediate Release

CULVER CITY, CA (Sept. 29, 2011) – TriStar Pictures and Sherwood Pictures are pleased to announce that COURAGEOUS, the latest installment from Sherwood Pictures, has reached more than $2 million in pre-sales ticketing in anticipation of Friday’s national release.

Pre-sales numbers for COURAGEOUS more than double that of Sherwood Pictures’ most recent film, Fireproof, which opened at $6.8 million and went on to gross more than $33.4 million at the box office.

COURAGEOUS is the fourth release from the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.  The first release was Flywheel (2003), followed by Facing The Giants (2006) and Fireproof (2008).  With each release, Sherwood Pictures continues to entertain moviegoers with films that affect lives through heartfelt stories of faith and hope.

“Such great advance momentum reaffirms that the topic of fathers is universal and that COURAGEOUS touches a nerve,” Sherwood Pictures Executive Producer Michael Catt said. “Present or absent, fathers shape lives and we’re excited to use drama, adventure, humor  . . . to inspire men to the high adventure of full-on parenting.”

COURAGEOUS is the story of four police officers with one calling: to serve and protect.  As law enforcement officers, the men are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle:  fatherhood.  With God’s help, they struggle to be able to find a way to serve and protect those that are most dear to them. COURAGEOUS is rated PG-13 (for some violence and drug content) and runs 129 minutes.

ABOUT SHERWOOD PICTURES
Sherwood Pictures is the movie-making ministry of Sherwood Church of Albany, Georgia, known for its authentic and faith-filled stories of everyday life. Executive producers are Michael Catt and Jim McBride; Alex Kendrick is director, and Stephen Kendrick producer.  To date, Sherwood Pictures has produced Flywheel (2003), Facing the Giants (2006), Fireproof (2008), and now COURAGEOUS. www.SherwoodPictures.com

Lovell-Fairchild Communications: Monique@Lovell-Fairchild.com at 1-214-536-4319

(Highlighting was added by C.E. Chambers)

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