Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) September 16, 2008 -- The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is proud to roll out the red carpet for Facing the Giants, to be premiered in its entirety without commercial interruptions (on the world's largest religious network) on Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 PM (PST).
Written, produced, and directed by the Kendrick brothers â Alex and Stephen â Facing the Giants is the story of a down-and-out coach with a losing, underdog team; all must pit their faith against their failings both on and off the football field.
"Never give up, never back down, never lose faith," says Susan Zahn, founding director of WDC Media and publicist for TBN. "This is a film that will strengthen your beliefs, rejuvenate your spirit, and emphasize the benefit of having a relationship with Jesus Christ."
A football-themed movie from the award-winning producers of Flywheel, Facing the Giants is an action-packed drama, an inspiring tale of coach Grant Taylor's six losing years of coaching the Shiloh Eagles while at the same time enduring the devastating news of his wife's infertility. Taylor manages to pull himself together, and challenge his players to embrace what he knows to be true: with God, all things are possible.
Mark Richt, head football coach at the University of Georgia since 2001, makes a cameo appearance in two scenes of Facing the Giant. Richt said that after learning about the Kendrick's new movie, he felt honored to be included because he was impressed with their 2003 production, Flywheel.
The film also features Erin Bethea, James Blackwell, and Alex Kendrick as coach Grant Taylor.
"The world premiere of Facing the Giants is another example of TBN's ever increasing commitment to broadcasting thought-provoking programming for people from all walks of life," reports Paul Crouch Jr., TBN's chief of staff. "Facing the Giants will uplift viewers, while engaging both their mind and their spirit."
Facing the Giants is sure to be a movie experience that will inspire the entire family to live with faith, hope, and love.
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world's largest religious network and America's most watched faith network. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming those appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. Beginning in 1973 as a single UHF station in southern California,20TBN now reaches every major continent via 70 satellites and more than 12,500 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly. For more information on TBN, visit http://www.tbn.org.
About Sherwood Pictures
Sherwood Pictures is the not-for-profit ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. The production company, founded by brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, produces movies designed to inspire people of faith. The Kendrick brothers, who are associate pastors at the Sherwood Church, have written, directed, and produced three films â Flywheel, 2001; Facing the Giants, 2006; and Fireproof, 2008. Nominated for three awards, Flywheel won the Sabaoth International Film Festival Adam Award for Best Screenplay in 2004.