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Letters To God Releases April 9th Nationwide
Letters To God, DNP Studios' fourth feature film and first to be released by Possibility Pictures, the company's movie arm, was produced entirely in Central Florida.
Directed by David Nixon (Fireproof, Facing the Giants), the movie was filmed with a RED camera by Bob Scott, a local DP (2010 Olympic Games, The Express, The Bourne Ultimatum) at Universal Studios sound stages and backlot, Arnold Palmer Hospital, Give Kids The World and various locations around Winter Garden. The 100 plus production team included DNP Studios staff consisting of Director David Nixon, the movie's writer and one of the producers, Sandra Thrift (Making Waves, Buried Lies, Saving Livingston, Storytellers), Co-Producer/UPM Rob Micai, Editor Patrick Tyler, and Post-Production Supervisor, Daryn Johnson. The principal crew and actors consisted largely of Central Floridians.
The six week shooting schedule wrapped on time, and then editing took place at the DNP Studios facility. The rough cut was done on-set during the filming of the movie. The final cut was then finished entirely at DNP Studios where all necessary deliverables for nationwide screenings were produced.
"We knew that we could make the same kind of Hollywood movies right here in Orlando. Most movie production companies come to Orlando to use the location. They bring in talent and technicians to direct, act and produce, and then they go back to LA to finish the movie. But we did it all here with the local film community," stated Nixon in a prepared release.
Letters to God premieres the evening of Wednesday, March 31st in downtown Orlando. The Warren Brothers, musical recording artists that perform the movie's title song "Dear Mr. God", will be performing the song live. Letters to God stars, Robyn Lively (The Karate Kid Part III, Wildcats), Jeffrey S.S. Johnson (Helter Skelter, A Coat of Snow), Tanner Maguire (Saving Sarah Cain, How I Met Your Mother), Maree Cheatham (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Beetlejuice), Michael Christopher Bolten (How I Met Your Mother, The Woods Have Eyes), Bailee Madison (Bridge to Terabithia, Brothers, the upcoming Don't Be Afraid of the Dark), and Ralph Waite (The Waltons, Cool Hand Luke).
The movie was given a five Dove rating (highest achievable) by the Dove Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage the creation, production, distribution and consumption of family friendly entertainment.
Letters to God is scheduled to be released in 750 theaters nationwide on April 9th.