The first ever film about a girls cross country team, Remember the Goal is set to debut on August 26, 2016. The sixteenth film from the Christiano Brothers (Time Changer, A Matter of Faith), the film will focus on a fresh-out-of-college coach who takes over the cross country team at a private Christian school, and attempts to lead them to a state title.
"We hope to start a movement among teens called 10:31 with this inspirational, dramatic movie about girls cross country," said the film's writer-producer-director Dave Christiano. "“The coach has great wisdom for her young age and she imparts this to the girls covering many situations and issues in the story."
Christiano is a former runner in high school and college, plus has coached two high school cross country teams. “I did the cross country scenes correctly,” said the filmmaker. “I did not add any fantasy or foolery to my running scenes!"
While the film uses sports as its overarching metaphor, the film shares insight on four different life lessons for teens and two for parenting. The movie also presents a principle for coaches that could change the way they run their teams. It also gives teens something Christiano feels they desperately need: a purpose.
“I look around and most teenagers are driven by the ungodly movies and music of the day. They are plugged into the liberal media and listening to that wrong voice. Their focus needs to change."
The “10:31” in Remember the Goal comes from 1 Corinthians 10:31 which states, “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
“That one verse alone takes your eyes off self and puts it on the Lord,” said Christiano. “That one verse is life-changing.”