MISSION PICTURES INTL ADDS UNCONDITIONAL TO AFM SCREENING LINEUP

ALONGSIDE OCTOBER BABY AND LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE

Inspirational Drama Brought to International Buyers for the First Time

Unconditional, starring Golden Globe nominated actor Michael Ealy and Lynn Collins, has been added as a part of the screening lineup at the American Film Market (AFM). Hosted by Mission Pictures International (MPI),Unconditional will be shown alongside other inspirational dramas including the box office hit October Baby and Last Ounce of Courage. AFM will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.

The film will be screened on November 1st at Fairmont 3 starting at 7pm PT. There will be an additional showing on November 2nd at the Fairmont 4 beginning at 7pm PT.

Written and directed by Brent McCorkle, the film tells the story of Samantha Crawford (Lynn Collins), an acclaimed storybook artist, who seemingly had it all until she lost the love she cherished the most. When Sam’s storybook marriage is ripped away from her, she loses her faith and her will to live. Now fighting with despair, Samantha is obsessed with tracking down the murderer of her husband. However, a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with her oldest friend, Joe Bradford (Michael Ealy)… and begins Sam’s journey back toward God’s unconditional love.

Slowly dying of kidney disease, “Papa” Joe spends his last days serving fatherless children in the under-resourced community where he lives. Observing “Papa” Joe’s tireless love for “his” kids, Sam begins to find new purpose…until she comes face to face with her biggest fear. While she’s drawn to the innocence and hope of a child she’s befriended, the opportunity for revenge is strong.

Unconditional was released earlier this fall and opened in over 300 theaters around the country. The film served as a call-to-action for moviegoers to step out and make a difference in their community. It is a stirring film that will touch audiences and challenge them to consider what is most important in their own lives. The movie’s heartfelt themes include reconciliation, second chances, forgiveness, sacrifice and the true meaning of unconditional love.

In addition to the screenings, the following titles will also be available for international distribution through ACI and MPI: Born to Race 2, The Mark, The Mark Redemption, The Angel Next Door, Heart of a Hero, Meant to Be, The Genesis Code, The Heart of Christmas, The Confession, This Is Our Time, Rusty Steel, Encounter Paradise Lost, Dance Battle America and The Helpers.

Over 8,000 industry leaders will be gathering at The American Film Market, to converge in Santa Monica, foreight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press, and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. The American Film Market continues to be the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.

For more information on MPI and the films at AFM, please visit www.missionpicsintl.com.

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