Mission Pictures International (MPI) is scheduled to host exclusive screenings of inspirational dramas at this year’s American Film Market (AFM). AFM will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.

One of the selected films featured at AFM is October Baby, starring John Schneider and Rachel Hendrix in the box office hit that has grossed more than five million dollars since its theatrical release. Another project being screened is the compelling drama, Last Ounce of Courage with Marshall R. Teague and Jennifer O’Neill by Rocky Mountain Pictures; a film that also received the Chuck Norris “seal of approval.” See screening details below:

October Baby
Starring John Schneider and Rachel Hendrix

Genre: Drama

11-02-2012— Location: Criterion 4; Time: 3pm PT
11-04-2012– Location: Criterion 6; Time: 9am PT
Synopsis: As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

Last Ounce of Courage
Starring Marshall R. Teague and Jennifer O’Neill

Genre: Family/Drama

Date: 11-02-2012—Location: Laemmle Monica 4 ; Time: 5pm PT
11-03-2012– Location: Laemmle Monica 4; Time: 1pm PT

Synopsis: Bob Revere is a small town Mayor and combat decorated veteran. He faces a root of bitterness from his past filled with heartbreaking loss. His grandson comes back into his life after many years to ask the most important question, “What are we doing with our life to make a difference?” Bob had grown apathetic along with an entire town. Now with the help of children, a group of people all band together to inspire hope, take back the freedoms that are being lost and take a stand for truth.

In addition to the screenings, the following titles will also be available for international distribution through 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 gather at The American Film Market to converge in Santa Monica for eight 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.


The Undertaking 2021

Quite The Undertaking

Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.


Full Feature
All Features