Homeschool Teen Filmmakers win Award

The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival’s “Best of Festival” Jubilee Award — with its $101,000 cash prize — went to THE WIDOW’S MIGHT, a feature length adventure that tells the fictional story of how a group of young filmmakers came to the aid of an elderly widow in danger of losing her home due to rising property taxes. It’s a western, musical, comedy, drama, and a movie about homeschoolers making a movie! All these things combine to create an exciting, dynamic, and entertaining story. The 101-minute film was made by a team of homeschoolers known as HeuMoore Productions. It was written and directed by 19-year-old John Moore, with 20-year-old David Heustis and Jeff Moreland serving as producers. “We never saw this coming!” said John Moore. “The greatest lesson we have learned at this event over the years is to press on; keep moving forward. Always pursue excellence. The production was very tough; but it brought our families together, and we’re even closer now than ever…. I dedicate this award to my father, the most inspiring man I have even known.” HeuMoore Productions has produced four films previously, but THE WIDOW’S MIGHT was by far their biggest, most intense production to date. In addition to landing the festivals’ top honor, THE WIDOW’S MIGHT was runner-up for “Best Feature” and also came away with the “Audience Choice Award,” receiving more than twice the votes of the closest contender. This marked the third time in four years that a film by HeuMoore Productions was voted as the audience favorite at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. The mission of HeuMoore Productions is to produce films that “…are intended to be wholesome, Christian entertainment that the entire family can enjoy and learn from.” Read a review of THE WIDOW’S MIGHT here:

Updated: January 10, 2009 — 7:38 pm

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