CHRISTOPHER GREEN The Standard
SCUGOG: Local church, Victory Christian Centre, is holding a screening of Canadian Christian film, “Adam's Testament”, on Saturday, April 7th.
According to the Internet Movie Database, the plot line is as follows. “Adam a young musician had the perfect life until one day everything changed. His father, detective Joseph Gable continues on a relentless path to save Adam's soul as angels and demons are disguised as humans. This ancient spiritual war between good and evil will test their faith as a dark stranger descends on modern day Toronto.”
For executive producer, Todd Yuill, and co-executive producer, Philip Moran, the film was a labour of love. Also credited as an executive producer, is Elva Yuill, Mr. Yuill's late mother, who wanted a wholesome film attached to her name.
“Mum and I, we are the ones that paid for the movie. Mum passed away one day before she was able to see the film.” said Todd Yuill. Through the creation of this film, Mr. Moran and Mr. Yuill grew closer, with Mr. Moran saying he had “adopted” Mr. Yuill into his family.
For his part, Philip Moran, both co-executive producer and lead actor, said he found the film to be a learning experience that grew him. “I see films, as how I do them and how I play them, as really a great journey of learning and expanding what I know and what I've learned.” he said. “I took this very seriously... it worked out perfectly.”
Mr. Yuill believes this film and it's story of redemption, even amid darkness, will be able to reach people, “Mum and I ... we both got the message that there was something for someone in this movie.”
Pastor John, of Victory Christian Centre, told The Standard how the church came across the film. “It was brought to us by the [executive producer] and one of the actors.” he said. “We're always looking for a Christian perspective on movies, so they invited me to see it... To me it's a story line that people can relate to. Sometimes in life things happen but we discount the spiritual side to things, and this movie brings out the spiritual side to life; the good side and the evil side... it shows how the good needs to overcome the evil.”
The movie is likely to get people thinking about spiritual matters, and Pastor John said the church and pastoral staff are available to help those with questions.
The movie was approved by the Dove Foundation, a website which reviews the content of films said to be faith-based films. However the film does deal with some thematically dark material and therefore the Dove Foundation recommends it for adults eighteen or older. The 18+ rating is described as follows on their website, “the 18+ seal is reserved for God-glorifying messages that have more mature elements according to our criteria.”
“Adam's Testament” will be shown on Saturday, April 7th, at 7 p.m., at Victory Christian Centre, located at 593 Alma Street in Port Perry. For more information visit victorychristiancentre.net or www.adamstestament.com.
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