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ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring true story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Delaware Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family.
"This inspirational true story is sure to get to your heart and elevate your spirit. Don't miss it - go see this movie!"
- Dr. James and Shirley Dobson
1 hr 43 min
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First Major Motion Picture Release From Enthuse Entertainment
Proves To Be Family-Favorite Amongst Theatergoers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 1, 2013) – Enthuse Entertainment’s riveting family-friendly drama, Alone Yet Not Alone, became the highest grossing movie this weekend in terms of per screen average (combining theater ticket sales with Seatzy ticket sales), reaching $13,396 per screen in its limited opening in Grand Rapids, Mich., Franklin, Tenn., San Antonio, Texas, Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas, Knoxville, Tenn., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Colorado Springs, Colo. This per screen average dwarfed the screen average of most other wide release movies, including Enough Said (which did $9,238 per screen) and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (which did $8,439 per screen), ranking Alone Yet Not Alone as one of the highest per screen average independently released faith-based films to date.
While national box office reporting companies report a smaller number per screen officially (showing the film #5 nationwide), the film's ticket pre-sales campaign through Seatzy (an online ticketing reservation service), Christian radio stations and local Christian churches and ministries pushed sales way beyond theater chain expectations.
"We are thrilled with the box office results for Alone Yet Not Alone," says Jeannie Deibis, buyer, Celebration Cinema chain . "We hope to play the film again in February, and are really excited about the pre-sales campaign, clearly it works! We did 45% in Seatzy pre-sales, and 55% in walk up business."
Depicting a family at a critical juncture in America’s history, the blockbuster hit is based on the true story taken from the novel of the same name written by Tracy Leininger Craven and features an experienced team of production executives, cast, and crew. The flagship production stars Kelly Greyson (Return To The Hiding Place) with Jenn Gotzon (God’s Country, Frost Nixon) and actor/musical artist Clay Walker (Clay Walker: Jesse James).
Alone Yet Not Alone is designed to encourage and uplift families in difficult times and tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Delaware Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family.
A movie filled with action, drama and suspense, Alone Yet Not Alone was filmed on location at historical sites in Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina to allow audiences to take the journey with the characters. Filmmakers realized that in order to tell the story authentically, they would need to shoot where the events actually happened or those similar in terrain.
Highlighting themes of endurance, perseverance and faith with positive values and entertaining action sequences that make it safe viewing for families, the film recently garnered the "Family-Friendly Seal" (12+ years) with a five Dove rating from the prestigious Dove Foundation, an organization that provides online family movie and video reviews and ratings.
Enthuse chose to release Alone Yet Not Alone through a new revolutionary movie ticket reservation platform and film distribution company called Seatzy™ (www.seatzy.com/alone). Seatzy allows moviegoers to participate in the process of supporting the films they love by getting ticket reservations in early and assuring the film will play in the theater closest to them.
With its recent box office success, plans are currently underway to roll out a nationwide release of the family-favorite film on February 21, 2014 with opening cities to be announced at a later date.
For more information about Alone Yet Not Alone and to watch the movie trailer, please visit http://www.aloneyetnotalone.com/.
Link to Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n0TORpISk8
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aloneyetnotalone
What people are saying about Alone Yet Not Alone:
"This film has it all! The music is wonderful, the cinematography is inspiring, the acting is superb and the screenplay and direction is top notch."
-The Dove Foundation
"Alone Yet Not Alone is another breakthrough film from the Christian film industry. It’s action packed and exciting. It challenges the simple and exposes evil. The makers of this film are getting at some things film was downright made for. I commend it highly."
"Riveting film with an epic sweep that is quite groundbreaking in the faith-based arena."
"Outstanding and captivating story! Audiences will be appreciative of the theme and
message that it carries."
-Dr. James Dobson
"From the start the music score is magnificent - and the scenery and the setting for it - but the story pulls you right in and you begin to identify with the characters."
- President of FamilyLife, Dennis Rainey
About Enthuse Entertainment:
It is the vision of Enthuse Entertainment to produce God-honoring, faith-based, family friendly films that inspire the human spirit to seek and know God. "For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To God be the glory forever, Amen." Romans 11:36. For more information, please visit www.enthuseentertainment.com.
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Kelly Greyson has dedicated her life to the endeavor of creating real, good and significant change in the world. Whether in her acting career or service on behalf of others, (especially at-risk children) Greyson strives to encourage others to live beyond themselves and use their unique skills and talents to make a difference.
Her other films include, the feature TO HAVE AND TO HOLD starring opposite Aiden Turner (ALL MY CHILDREN), Christopher Judge (STARGATE SG-1), Mark Dacascos (HAWAII FIVE-O) and Emmy Award nominee and SAG Award winning actor John Rhys- Davies (THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy); LITTLE BOY with Kevin James (THE KING OF QUEENS), Academy Award nominee Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RING Trilogy), Academy Award nominee Emily Watson (ANNA KARENINA), and Academy Award nominee TOM WILKINSON (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL). And the upcoming feature RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE with Rhys-Davies and Craig Robert Young (DREAM COACH).
Since starting her film career Greyson has spent more time on set and traveling than at home. An accomplished athlete Greyson performs her own stunt work, (running, horseback riding, aquatic stunts, weaponry, lacrosse, and sword play, to date), and has the "ouches" to prove it.
NATALIE RACOOSIN has been working toward her dream of an acting career since she was 11. At 15, her credits already include many fine projects: A LITTLE CLOSER, an award-winning independent film endorsed by Martin Scorsese; ALONE YET NOT ALONE, where she co-stars as young Barbara Leininger, whose faith sustains her through years of brutal captivity; the Emmy award-nominated PBS' THE ABOLITIONISTS; and the historical, THE WRECK OF LABELLE, in which Natalie uses her French language skills.
Natalie loves theatrical acting, performing most recently in the 2013 Virginia Shakespeare Festival as 'Cobweb' in A Midsummer Night's Dream, where she enjoyed working on her stage combat skills. Natalie studies acting with a variety of teachers and enjoys learning all aspects of the craft. Natalie worked with Emmy Award-winning director Jesse Vaughan (In Living Color) on a Public Service feature for the State of Virginia, warning parents to “lock up your meds”. She has national commercials, modeling, television, advertising, and print credits in her portfolio.
Natalie enjoys academics, particularly her language studies in French, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Natalie continues to donate money to support orphans in Burundi, Africa. Including building a house and helping with supplies at a school the orphans attend.
Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience and Clay Walker just happens to be one of them. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it's that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with "What's It to You" and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, "Live Until I Die." Since then he's placed 31 titles on Billboard's singles chart including such additional chart toppers as "Dreaming with my Eyes Open," "If I Could Make Living," "This Woman and This Man," and "Rumor Has It." He's scored four platinum-selling albums, but a modest Walker admits he had plenty of help looking for material for his eighth album, but the process still took longer than he'd anticipated. "There were people involved in the song search that I really, really respect." After recording six albums for Giant Records, and one on RCA, Walker recently signed with Curb/Sidewalk Records. After more than a decade in the national spotlight, Clay Walker believes the best is yet to come.
Raised in the suburbs of Allentown, PA, GOTZON has tirelessly pursued her passion for film acting to play complex characters who find hope in the climax of the storyline. She began performing right out of high school, appearing in murder mystery dinner theater, entertaining at Walt Disney World and competing in the Miss America pageant system. After studying at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, GOTZON moved to Los Angeles and landed a string of bit parts in big productions like Ang Lee's HULK, Sundance pleaser 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, Sean William Scott starrer ROLE MODELS along with Emmy-winning TV series PUSHING DAISIES and HOUSE. GOTZEN received her big break in Ron Howard's 2009 Best Picture Oscar nominee FROST/NIXON, playing the president's daughter Tricia Nixon. Since then she has continued with a long line of socially relevant films that, like ALONE YET NOT ALONE, endeavor to make a difference in people's lives. GOTZON's ultimate passion is impacting and inspiring audiences through the message behind the roles she plays. With this goal, she developed a motivational mentor-outreach program, "Inspiring Audiences," through which she speaks to students, screens her movies and shares her testimony on overcoming life's obstacles with prayer and perseverance in hopes to encourage them to find their passion in life and live their dreams.
Born Ozzie Dave Torres in Los Angeles, California in 1983, he is one of six children and the third eldest. His mother, Juanita, a native born of El Salvador came to the United States in 1981 with his father, Louis, a Mexican born. Ozzie has spent both childhood and adulthood in South Central Los Angeles managing to survive the chaos and pursue his passions and dreams of entertaining. In 2004, Ozzie was accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he was trained in the Meisner technique. Ozzie has performed several scenes, mini plays, a one-man show, and several full production shows in his three years at the Academy. He was fortunate enough find work after his departure in short films, print work, commercials, TV shows, and feature films including ALONE YET NOT ALONE.
Tony Wade was born in Baytown, TX on July 23, 1981. Shortly after graduating high school, Wade joined the United States Air Force to serve his country. While serving his time in the Air Force, Wade became a skilled martial artist and with a short month of training at Mick Doyle's Kickboxing and Fitness Center in Nebraska where he was stationed, Tony went on to win two back-to-back national amateur kickboxing titles at the IFK's National Amateur Kickboxing Championships. While continuing his martial arts training subsequent to his honorable discharge, Tony discovered acting and managed to land a role as an extra on ABC's hit television show LOST. After serving as Terry O'Quinn's Stand-In and given an opportunity to be a stuntman for the show, Tony knew this was his passion. He later moved to Virginia and began seriously pursuing his acting from there. His vast martial arts experience made him a shoe-in for the role of Hannawoa in ALONE YET NOT ALONE.
Brett Harris founded TheRebelution.com with his twin brother Alex when they were 16-years-old and has used that platform to inspire millions of young people to rebel against low expectations, step outside their comfort zones, and do hard things.
He is the co-author of two best-selling books, including Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations, which weaves together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life. Brett's books have sold over 450,000 copies and been translated into over a dozen languages.
Brett has been acting since he was a child, performing in sold-out shows for audiences of several thousand people at age eight, winning a national championship for dramatic interpretation at age fifteen, and starring in lead roles as Ko-Ko in Gilbert & Sullivan's THE MIKADO and the Reverend Samuel Parris in Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.
Brett was born in Gresham, Oregon, to homeschooling pioneers Gregg and Sono Harris. His oldest brother, Joshua, is the bestselling author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Brett and his wife Ana were married in 2012 and live in New York.
Joanie Stewart will be appearing in three soon-to-be released films; playing Mama Leininger in ALONE YET NOT ALONE, Betsie ten Boom in the RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE and Sarah in TO HAVE AND TO HOLD. On stage, in her new beloved town of Franklin, TN, she most recently portrayed Bathsheba in the original stage production of THE HOLY STRAND. Joanie is a voiceover actor and has performed in numerous productions in Chicago including Provision Theater's world premier stage adaptation of THE HIDING PLACE, and Milwaukee. She was often heard on Moody Radio as 'The Female Voice' of Moody Publishing and as an actor in several 'Unshackled' radio dramas. Stewart's Los Angeles stage credits include Buck Fever (Charles During, dir.) at the Tamarind Theatre and Macbeth at Inkululeko Theatre. Her regional stage credits in Missouri, Nebraska & Mississippi include SUBURBIA, the famous Shakespeare play MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CHICAGO, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, PETER PAN, and 42ND STREET.