SAN ANTONIO, TX – 2/16/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The faith-based movie company, Strong Foundation Films, announced today that it will premier its 17th film production, “RUN”, at the Santikos Palladium Theatre on March 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. The black-tie, red-carpet event will feature the gripping, true story of a reporter kidnapped while on her honeymoon. The film illustrates the terrible dangers of human trafficking and stars Stephen Baldwin, Taylor Murphy and Josiah Warren. Pastor Sun Hui East produced the project and Warren also served as director.
“The message in “RUN” is important and must be heard,” said East. “Through this film, we want to engage the viewer, create awareness of the dangers of human trafficking, ignite meaningful conversations, and highlight what people can do to prevent it.”
“RUN” is a fast-paced, dramatic thriller about Christian reporter, Natalie Winters, played by Murphy, who exposes a ring of human traffickers. Thirsty for revenge, sex trafficker Jeff Conners, played by Baldwin, kidnaps her on her honeymoon thus launching a break-neck hunt by her husband, Levi, played by Warren, as he races to find her before she is transported out of the country.
The movie also beautifully depicts the true tales of Emily, Mark and Michelle who were all trapped in the evil web of the sex traffickers. Young and naïve, Emily, craves popularity and accidentally gets drawn into a friendship with someone she meets blindly on the internet. Mark and Michelle are siblings who are separated after Michelle runs away from an abusive father. When a desperate Mark leaves to find his sister, he is blindly recruited into sex trafficking. Their lives are woven together as Levi searches for Natalie. Her bold faith and strong character always testifies to God’s promises as she endures for the moment, knowing that her faith will have its reward.
“Human trafficking is real and extremely profitable,” said Warren. “Traffickers fearlessly prey on children and young adults. They find them in their chat rooms, lure them through their internet interests, and stalk them through their cellphones. We created “RUN” to illustrate to parents and youth the importance of accountability from minors to their guardian, to teach guardians the dangers of unsupervised media use, and communicate the biblical wisdom of raising up a child in the way he should go.”
According to a study conducted by the Christian-focused entertainment advocacy group Movieguide, which found that the current trend of successful faith-based films at the box office demonstrates that American audiences prefer movies with strong values and conservative content almost six-to-one to movies that do not have these contents. This is opening new doors of opportunity for independent faith-based filmmakers.
This films follows Strong Foundation Films’ recent successes with “Scarlett”, “The Prophet’s Son”, and “In Over My Head”, which grossed more than $14,000 per screen in their limited theater release. Strong Foundation Films expects other limited releases in the fall. Strong Foundation Films are distributed independently via theater rentals, online downloads, DVDs, and Christian TV. Strong Foundation Films is preparing to produce it’s 18th film “Unspoken” this spring. For more information on Strong Foundation Films, purchase tickets to the premier, or to see a movie release schedule please visit: www.strongfoundationfilms.com.
“Our goal of movie making is two-fold,” said East. “First it is to minister to believers and non-believers through film. The second is to feed the hungry around the world with God’s word. Many are starving and they do not even realize it.”
In addition to film making, East’s ministry also works diligently to feed the homeless and the hungry, both literally and spiritually, in the border towns of Mexico.
For ticket sales or for more information contact Sun East at 210-749-5530 or Christen Flores at
210-749-8707 or by email Christen@StrongFoundationFilms.com. or via the website at
About Strong Foundation Films
Founded in 2011 in Denver, Colo., Strong Foundation Films is a San Antonio-based Christian film company devoted to making movies that bring a clear understanding of the Gospel to its audiences. The company was created through prayer, and its movies and stories appeal to people of all faiths, or of none. They deliver messages of hope and encouragement while depicting real-life situations. The intention of Strong Foundation Films is to make movies that inspire people to find and maintain a relationship with God. Each story is written to be a “parable on film” and shares a message crafted to help people draw closer to Christ. For more information, visit the website at: www.strongfoundationfilms.com.
About Producer/Pastor Sun East
Raised in South Korea until age 19, Pastor Sun East found God when she was 25. She met Him through a dream filled with promises she could not yet understand, but her faith in His revelations led her to the United States.
Sun East became a pastor in 1990. The teachings of Dr. Yonggi Cho inspired her to raise up the church she established under the authority of World Harvest Church. She leads mission trips throughout the world, bringing the healing power of God to the poor and indigent. Many know her from her frequent appearances on television and radio, as well as through her missions worldwide.
Since 2005, Pastor Sun has authored more than 300 worship songs and more than 20 books based on teachings from the Bible. In 2001, the Lord impressed on her heart to create faith-based films designed to help people draw closer to the Lord. However, it was not until 2007 after writing “Endless Love,” her novel based on the book of Hosea, the Lord revealed to her that her novel would become a movie. This was the starting point of faith-based films as a ministry for Pastor Sun. For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Christen Flores at 210-749-8707 or by email Christen@StrongFoundationFilms.com. Visit the website at: www.strongfoundationfilms.com.