TAKES FEATURE ROLE IN NEW PRO-LIFE FILM
“Sarah’s Choice” Will Release Nationally on DVD November 17
NASHVILLE, TN (November 3, 2009) – One of the biggest name artists in contemporary Christian music — Australian born, Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James, is about to add her first leading role on film to her impressive lists of accomplishments–a list that also includes success as a motivational author and speaker, with more than a half dozen major books to her credit.
Her debut lead acting role is in the November 17th national release of “Sarah’s Choice,” a faith and values based production from PureFlix Entertainment with a strong pro-life message. The story line follows an ambitious young career woman on the fast track to success when she suddenly discovers she’s pregnant outside of marriage. The role is a courageous one for the single Aussie singer who has made a bold statement on the abstinence message throughout her career. Her strong stance has even caught the attention of the White House, and she has become a fixture in the national spotlight for her outspoken views on the issues facing America’s youth.
St. James feels that the pro-life message in “Sarah’s Choice” is one that holds promise of helping young women choose life in the midst of the distress of an unplanned pregnancy. Even she herself admits being impacted by the movie.
“I think the biggest thing the film imparted to me, both in researching the role and in portraying the character, was a real sense of empathy for women who find themselves in the situation my character is going through. My heart goes out to them as I have seen the extreme amount of pressure and fear that can come at such a vulnerable time,” she says.
In a culture that seems to diminish the significance of this life-altering decision, for both mother and child, St. James sees this film as an opportunity to be a voice of hope and encouragement for those in need of it.
“If they’re not getting God honoring advice, too often they choose abortion, which brings with it the incredible pain of guilt and regret. I came away from the movie with a real passion to impact this group of women with the message of God’s heart for the unborn and the young women facing the choice of the life of their baby.”
The film also stars comedian Brad Stine, Charlene Tilton, Dick Van Patten, and Staci Keanan (Step By Step, My Two Dads).
The DVD, which includes bonus featurettes including “The Making Of,” “Trailers,” and “Commentary,” will be available at all major Christian stores November 17.