Pro Life File October Baby Press Release


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Julie Fairchild  214-536-0037

Nancy Lovell   214-536-2329

Monique Sondag 214-536-4319



Life-Affirming, Coming-of-Age Story Debuts (DATE) in (CITY)


CITY – MONTH XX, 2012 – OCTOBER BABY, an award-winning, life-affirming movie, premieres DATE in CITY NAME. From acclaimed directors Jon and Andrew Erwin, OCTOBER BABY is distributed by Provident Films—known for its association with the movies COURAGEOUS and FIREPROOF—and Samuel Goldwyn Films—distributor of such hit faith films as FIREPROOF, AMAZING GRACE and FACING THE GIANTS.


OCTOBER BABY is the story of 19-year-old Hannah, who finds out she is adopted and is the survivor of an attempted abortion,” said co-director and co-writer Jon Erwin. “So, she goes on a road trip to find answers, locate her birth mother and, ultimately, discover how powerful forgiveness can be.”


Locally, OCTOBER BABY is drawing support from a variety of organizations including (PERTINENT ORGANIZATIONS) working together to (PERTINENT ACTIVITY).


OCTOBER BABY tackles a challenging subject with gentleness and power,” said (NAME NAME, TITLE). “The film not only brings a vital, thought-provoking message, it entertains as well. We’re proud to be among those supporting OCTOBER BABY in (CITY).”


A production of the Erwin Brothers and American Family Studios, OCTOBER BABY offers viewers an enjoyable, entertaining, intensely human film about friends hitting the road together and finding more than they bargained for: adventure, romance, truth . . . and the power to forgive. But, the film is more than that—it tells the story of one young woman’s journey based on hundreds of stories of abortion survivors. OCTOBER BABY honestly and evenhandedly invites audiences to explore their own views of life’s value and the importance of their choices.


Starring newcomer Rachel Hendrix as Hannah, OCTOBER BABY features John Schneider (Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard) and Jasmine Guy (A Different World), along with Jason Burkey and American Idol finalist Chris Sligh in his feature film debut.


OCTOBER BABY marks the feature film debut of the Erwin Brothers, multiple Dove Award winners for music videos featuring hit contemporary Christian artists such as Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith and Francesca Battistelli.


In support of the film’s life-affirming theme, the producers of OCTOBER BABY have assigned 10 percent of the profits of the film to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund. The money will be distributed to frontline organizations helping women face crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies and those caring for orphans.


“We feel like it’s very important to use OCTOBER BABY as an opportunity to serve, give back and save lives,” Jon Erwin said. “That’s what we want the Every Life Is Beautiful Fund to be about.”


OCTOBER BABY has already drawn wide praise from advance screenings.


Mark Hall of Casting Crowns

“I am now an OCTOBER BABY activist. This is something I have to be a part of.”


Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor, national speaker

“I laughed so hard, cried so hard, and healed. Thank you!”


The Dove Foundation

“We urge you to see this movie. It might just change your life.”


One mother’s story shared on Facebook

“My 14-year-old daughter watched the movie with me . . . at the end, my daughter said, ‘Mom, OCTOBER BABY is my favorite movie ever.’ OCTOBER BABY gave me an opportunity to discuss many issues with her—forgiveness, healing, abortion and more. Thank you, thank you, thank you again!”


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For interviews, contact:  Monique Sondag 214-536-4319.




About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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