Blog Tour - The Miracle Maker DVD

Press Release: 


SALT LAKE CITY, UTOct. 30, 2015—A delightful full-length feature film about a turn-of-the-century Western town in desperate need of a Christmas miracle is releasing on DVD on November 3.
In their longstanding commitment to developing faith-based films, Covenant Communications has joined Paulist Productions and Mainstay Productions to produce Miracle Maker, a family film that will resonate with people of all ages. The DVD will be available at Costco, on Amazon, at Deseret Book and Seagull Book, and wherever LDS products are sold.
The residents of Woodhaven are feeling discouraged—work is scarce, money is low, love is lagging, and spirits are down. Then a mysterious telegraph arrives, and a handsome stranger walks into town with nothing more than his dog and a chicken. Throw in a mean-spirited landlord, a love-sick preacher, a pair of delightfully charming old biddies, and an enchanting little girl—and what happens next will warm the heart and create a healthy dose of the Christmas spirit as the entire town is changed for the better.
Miracle Maker—based on a story written by Covenant author Ann Acton—shows what happens when seeds of love are planted and people create their own miracles by performing acts of service.
Filmed primarily at This Is the Place State Park in Salt Lake City, old town Heber City, and American Fork, the film features a diverse cast of well-known actors, including Brian Krause (Charmed TV series), Jasen Wade (17 Miracles, Saints and Soldiers, Cokeville Miracle), Adam Johnson, Jake Stormoen, Melanie Stone, and eight-year-old Kalea Atkinson.
John Lyde and Sally Meyer once again combine their talents as director and screenwriter. The two have previously collaborated on popular films Christmas for a Dollar, Christmas Oranges, He Knows My Name, Abide with Me, , Minor Details, , and You’re So Cupid.
“It’s my hope that after watching Miracle Maker, families will understand that you can make your own miracles,” Lyde says. “Our message to audiences is that if you need a change in your life, you can create the change yourself.”

About the DVD: It all starts with one little seed of love."The Miracle Maker is coming!" Everyone in the tiny hamlet is excited when they hear the news that the renowned man of wonders is coming to their village. But the humble traveler who appears isn't what anyone expected. They were looking forward to someone magnificent who would change their lives. But it seems this man can barely take care of himself, let alone fulfill the dreams of others. However, miracles can come in all shapes and sizes-and sometimes from unexpected places.

My review: I was able to watch this movie with my family over the weekend and we all loved it! I loved that the whole feel of the film is old time. The movie is filmed in places that look and feel old and the characters feel as though they were from that time period too. 

I loved the littlest daughter of the shopkeeper, she really stole the whole show with her adorableness! But I also loved Sara and her brother too. And Lily and her love, their story was sweet too. And the two old ladies. And the woman who didn't get out of bed because of all of her aches and pains. And the shopkeeper who was willing to giveaway bread for rocks...I really could go on and on! I thought that all of the characters in this movie were played really well, they seemed as though they could step right off the screen and be who they were in the movie.

I loved the plot of this movie. The whole town was in need of miracles, and they got them, just not in the way that they were thinking they would.

This movie is one that my family wants to watch over and over, our daughters are already asking for it to be included in the Christmas movies we watch every year. I predict that it will be a holiday classic for many years to come!

I was able to view this movie early in exchange for writing a review.

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