Reviews & Awards
best Christian musical since Something to Sing About."
- Larry Elie
Friends Family Drive-In
"WINNER: Best Music Film"
2008 International Christian Film Festival, Irvine, C A
"NOMINATED: Best Premiere Production" 2008 Sabboath Film Festival, Milan, Italy
Official Selection at the 2008 Real to Reel Festival, Scotland
Awarded the "Family Approved" Seal from the Dove Foundation
Official Screening at the 2009 Williamsburg Film Festival
Official Screening at the 2009 Winston Salem Film Fair
Official Selection at the 2009 Creation Arts Festival, Canada
"WINNER: 2nd Place Best Feature Film Award" at the 2009 BCIFF, Houston
Praise Band: The Movie is the funny, yet touching story of one band's
efforts in a small town church. Through their growing music ministry,
the band not only reaches out to their community, but also grows in
their own individual walk with God.
Matt Young (Adam Melton), the new worship leader, is hired by Pastor
James Monroe (Dana Bryan) to serve Crossroad Community Church when
their music director of 30 years suddenly retires. But accepting this
job means Matt has to move, leaving behind everyone he has ever known;
friends, family and especially longtime girlfriend Patty Hayes (Ashley
Immediately, these young church leaders meet with much opposition
from members of their congregation who still cling to traditional
roots and their familiar worship service. Led by church treasurer
Wayne Wilson (George Hamilton IV), the congregation resist the idea
of change and Matt's new style of guitar driven music.
Despite resistance, Matt quickly assembles an unlikely group of talented
musicians, Mark Lewis (Justin Ricketts), Luke Daniels (Dave Yelverton),
John Collins (Jeff Luckadoo) and Wayne Wilson's granddaughter Ginny
Taylor (Makenzie Little), each dealing with their own unique set of
life's issues. Together, they find a common bond and unite a dwindling
flock through their daily walk with God.
Praise Band... on Wednesday night they're average, but on Sunday morning
they rock as they're praising God!
Produced and Directed by Grammy Award Nominee and Dove Award Winner
Every small town church has members that are set in their ways. Crossroad Community is no different. Here is a charming story of the importance of not judging others and that everyone should know that God has a plan for all of us that may not be apparent right away. Filled with wonderful music that praises God and warms your heart as the story plays out, this movie is wholesome entertainment for the entire family. The Dove Foundation proudly awards the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to "Praise Band: The Movie."
Sex: None, Language: None, Violence: None, Drugs: None, Nudity: None, Other: None
In The News
August 16, 2009 - WINNER - 2nd Place Feature Film Award at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, Houston, Texas.
June 8 , 2009 - Catch PRAISE BAND: THE MOVIE on
Cornerstone TV Network June 8th & June 20th at 8pm
May 20 , 2009 - Praise Band: The Movie awarded the Dove "Family Approved" Seal from the Dove Foundation.
January 27, 2009 - Catch PRAISE BAND: THE MOVIE on
Cornerstone TV Network Monday, Feb 9th & Friday, Feb 20th at 8pm
October 4, 2008 - WINNER - International Christian Film Festival, Irvine, California... Press Release
October 3, 2008 - NOMINATED - Sabaoth Film Festival, Milan, Italy...
May 6, 2008 - New Movie Explores
Worship Styles... Christian