Currently in post-production, slated for 2016 release
Producer(s): Polly Jenkins, Zac Heath, Jaclyn Friedlander, Kerri Cissna
Director(s): Zac Heath
Writer(s): Zac Heath
Starring: Alan Powell, Yasmine Aker, Danny Vinson, Karen Carlson, Jenn Gotzon, Britney Merrick, Paul McCarthy-Boyington
On the surface, Out of the Ashes is the story of a man struggling to cope with the loss of his wife and son three years after their deaths, when a sudden encounter with an unknown woman challenges his seemingly empty world. She believes that love can’t be trusted, and he feels he has no love to give. The story is their reluctant journey towards healing.
Just below the surface lies a rich subtext of fear, despair, hope, friendship, faith and forgiveness- and the roles they play in setting our souls free to love. The story takes place in the small town modern day South- an area where people have learned to live together in a sort of broken harmony, despite years of adversity in the past. The story is written to coincide with the season of Lent; a time of fasting that begins with Ash Wednesday (when partakers place ashes on their foreheads as a symbol of the burdens they must be willing to bear), and ends with Easter (a day that represents re-birth). Even in the darkest of tragedies, love will rise again.