In the wake of Haiti's devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, one faith-based film is making a difference. Writer/Director Stan Foster's Preacher's Kid debuted in 109 select theaters in 33 cities the weekend of January 29 and has already gained considerable support. The film raked in $109,000 in just three short days, a small amount compared to the majority of Hollywood blockbusters, but more than enough to aid relief efforts in Haiti.
Preacher's Kid tells the tale of 20-something Angie King (played by platinum-selling Capitol Records artist LeToya Luckett), a preacher’s daughter who "strikes out on her own for the very first time and joins a traveling gospel show," according to the movie's official web site synopsis. "In this modern-day rendition of the fable of The Prodigal Son, she soon discovers life on the road is tough but fears going home with nothing to show for herself, or worse, to a father who no longer loves her."
At the film's official blog, Gener8Xion Entertainment founder and CEO Matthew Crouch, who also co-produced the film, says it was only natural to aid the country with which he has shared a lifelong relationship.
"My family has shared a longtime love for the people of Haiti," he said, "Having made numerous trips there over the years as my mother funded a hospital and supported an orphanage, it's touched our hearts to see how the world has stepped forward to give so generously to the relief efforts." Critics are continuing to hail Preacher's Kid for its excellence, including Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel who deemed it "the best Christian drama since Fireproof."
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Director Robert Townsend praised the movie as "filmmaking at its best—well written, well directed, and the performances are top notch. It touches your heart, breaks your heart and puts it back together again. A new American classic is born."