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'Freedom' -- Ground-breaking Movie on John Newton's Life Coming to Theaters
Contact: Carol Edwards or Julie Graham, RR Communications, 310-860-7592, pr@riverrainproductions.com

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2015 /Standard Newswire/ -- The ground-breaking Christian film, 'Freedom,' from Writer/Producer Tim Chey, comes to select theaters this Friday, June 6 and Video on Demand through Time Warner. The film looks at two stories, one of them on the early life of John Newton, the former slave trader who wrote 'Amazing Grace.'

"I'm thrilled the audience will finally get another look at John Newton's life," says Chey. "His story is so profound that it's actually saved many wretches. We're all truly wretches without the blood of Christ."

It took Chey eight years to research and write the script and nine years to bring the project to the big screen. The film stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, and Sharon Leal.

"I was thrilled when Cuba Gooding, Jr. signed on," says Chey. "He was my first choice. He read the script and said, 'I'm in.'"

Chey's friend, Dean Cundey ('Jurassic Park,' 'Back to the Future') also shot the movie. "The entire movie's terrific look is because of one person: my friend Dean. He did a phenomenal job."

Chey traveled from Fiji to Mississippi to Nova Scotia scouting locations. He chose Connecticut because of the natural beauty and Mystic Seaport.

"I picked Connecticut because of the tremendous historical significance," says Chey. "We also filmed on the Amistad ship with Dean in a helicopter covering some truly epic moments."

The film will reach over 50 million homes on Video on Demand (VOD) this Friday through Time-Warner, Charter, Comcast, iTunes, and many other on demand platforms. It will also be in select theaters nationwide.

A sweeping, high-profile, and ambitious musical film, 'Freedom' blends two powerful, redemptive stories into the background of Gospel/blues songs.

For Media contacts:
Carol Edwards / Julie Graham
RR Communications
pr@riverrainproductions.com
310 860 7592