Directed, executive produced, starred and written by David Temple, 'Chasing Grace' brings attention to the power of forgiveness
The faith-based drama "Chasing Grace" is set to release to DVD May 3 with Word Films ("Captive," "Noble" and "Adrenaline"). Adapted from the novel "Discovering Grace," the film was directed, executive produced, starred and written by David Temple ("The Last Passport," "The Confession").
Starring Michael Joiner ("The Grace Card"), Rusty Martin ("Courageous") and Ashlee Payne ("Red Dirt Rising"), "Chasing Grace" touches on a painful tragedy that brings to light the story of great redemption and forgiveness.
"The story, at its core, is about forgiveness," Temple said. "It's something we all need and an act we need to show (each) other every day. However, the message is even more about grace. Grace is an act of forgiveness, or an act of understanding that is given when it's often least expected. These days, I believe that we should all strive to practice more grace and more forgiveness."
The Dove Foundation, the organization that encourages and promotes wholesome family entertainment, has already given "Chasing Grace" four out of five doves, while stating, "The likeable Mathesons are portrayed as a normal family, trying to cope and realizing that their faith in God is what they need to cling to. "Chasing Grace" is more about grace chasing us ... and finding us."
"Chasing Grace" is loosely based upon true events from Temple's past, which helped made the story and characters feel more real than other faith-based films.
"My hope for this film is to challenge the way viewers see and understand grace," he said. "We should consider that we're not expected to be perfect; we simply need to show more grace. For in the spirit of forgiveness can we see genuine love."
Click HERE to see the trailer for this film.