On April 28, supporters of the charming movie “Little Boy” (which is out this week in theaters) receive the latest in ongoing daily insights about the movie. David Henrie a lead actor in the movie (who is known as a Disney television star) shares how he cried hard when he first read the script, even though he was in a coffee shop reading. He shares how the movie speaks to the child in all of us that still believes in faith and hope. Henrie, who plays the role of London Busbee, the brother of “Little Boy” Pepper Flynt Busbee, also said at a recent screening of the movie that his producers, including Eduardo Verastegui, helped him return to his faith. “They were instrumental in changing my life, helping me to find the greater good and awaken the little boy in my heart, and led me back to my faith, led me back to my beliefs, and it has completely changed my life,” Henrie said. In the movie, “Little Boy,” the underdog innocent child overcomes multiple adversaries and inspires his family and town to do the same.
The value of innocent children is also the primary theme in the powerfully inspirational movie “Noble” due out in theaters next week, May 8. Having screened the movie “Noble” and exclusively interviewed the director, this writer has found this movie singular in the way it puts real human faces on the plights of street children. The director Stephen Bradley has said that this movie is about the story of funny, feisty, and determined Christina Noble, an Irish woman who due to a calling from God flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Viet Nam in 1989. Overcoming tremendous difficulties as a child and girl in Ireland, Christina lands in a country “that she wouldn’t be able to show you on a map.” With a few dollars, faith, and her own indomitable courage, she will change everything for a million street children. Bradley says that “Noble” is the inspirational true story of a woman who proves that it only takes one person to make a difference.
From the April 28 exclusive interview with this writer, stay tuned for more from Stephen Brandley, director of “Noble” about the Christina Noble Foundation, how the movie is meaningful to Viet Nam vets, and how the movie is serving the needs of street children and orphans around the world.
The power of innocent faith is also beautifully depicted in the movie “Where Hope Grows,” due out in theaters May 15. In an exclusive telephone interview with this writer, lead actor Kristopher Polaha has shared his personal experience working on set with co-star David DeSanctis, who has Down syndrome. Polaha has focused in the interview on the remarkable, young, innocent person and actor, David DeSanctis. Polaha has said that he experienced an amazing, real, and present connection with DeSanctis in rehearsal and in filming. Kris has described the charming, charismatic, engaging DeSantis as “lighting in a bottle.”
Having personally screened this movie, this writer has also seen how David DeSanctis with his sweet innocence lights up the screen. Kris Polaha has said that David DeSanctis was exemplary as an actor on set and as a person off set. In “Where Hope Grows, ” David DeSanctis, who has Down Syndrome, is the delightful, young, pivotal character Produce and Kristoffer Polaha is Calvin Campbell, a self-destructive former pro ball player who, due to encounters with Produce, gets his life and his family’s on track. Audiences who see the movie are sure to feel uplifted through DeSanctis’ upbeat humor and performance. Further, moviegoers who see this movie are sure to see the immense value of innocent David DeSanctis and his character Produce as they reveal “Where Hope Grows.” Stay tuned for more on this lovely movie by this writer.
All three of these profoundly inspirational movies that focus on the value of innocent children and young people are most appropriate for mature audiences due to the thematic content, contextual violence, and gritty reality of the movies. However, in our current times in which terrorists are daily killing, using, abusing innocent children and young people, movies such as these are significant to help mature viewers picturize the value, significance, and beauty of innocent children and youths and their needs for protection and rescuing from such harsh conditions as these movies depict.