|As the founder and president of Grace Hill Media, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve chosen to write a personal letter to our entire database on behalf of a film. And while many of the movies we work on are great entertainment, rarely does a film fall into the category of “life-changing.” THE WAY is one of those films.
Starring Martin Sheen and directed by his son, Emilio Estevez, THE WAY tells the story of Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino.
Rather than return home, Tom decides embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on, is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his entitled California life. Through this journey, Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”
Emilio was inspired to write this screenplay after a life-changing walk of his own across the north of Spain on the Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James. Martin and Emilio, along with the producer David Alexanian, have put extraordinary heart into this film, and their hard work is paying off. Already THE WAY is one of the top ten downloads on iTunes, which speaks to the quality of this transformational film. These men are great filmmakers, and they’re great friends too.
On February 21, THE WAY will be available on DVD in stores nationwide. I can’t encourage you enough to pick up this film and share it with others. But in the meantime, click here to watch the trailer to see for yourself why I’ve taken the time to point you to THE WAY.
Wherever the road takes you, it’s my prayer that God will share your journey.
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