VICTOR Set to Release on DVD and Digital HD June 13.
Film Nominated for 4 ICVM Crown Awards Including
Inspiring True Story of a Gang Leader and Heroin Addict’s Restoration Gives Hope to Families and Those Struggling with Drug Abuse
Richmond, VA, June 12, 2017 – After a successful theatrical run in select markets, VICTOR is set to release to retail channels on DVD as well as Digital HD through all major digital channels including iTunes, Amazon, VUDU and Google Play tomorrow, June 13, 2017. VICTOR is currently available for streaming exclusively at ChristianCinema.com and via Theatrical On Demand through GATHR. Organizations and churches that want to share this powerful story of hope and restoration with their communities can also access site licenses through a partnership with Outreach.
VICTOR has also just been recognized by the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM) and their ICVM CROWN AWARDS. The film has been selected from as many as 29 entries to receive the Final Nomination honors in four categories including Best Youth Film, Best Drama Over $50,000, Best Evangelistic Film, and Best Picture. The Crown Awards will be held in the Cincinnati area on June 28th.
VICTOR, based on the autobiography being re-released under the same name, shares the true story of gang leader turned pastor Victor Torres. As a teen, Victor had to survive the dark streets of 1962 Brooklyn after his family moved from Puerto Rico seeking the American Dream. Enslaved by the power of the gang community, a hunger to make fast money and an all-consuming addiction to heroin, Victor needed healing and restoration before he destroyed his family and himself. VICTOR tells his redemptive story of the rebellion of a son, the love and faith of a mother, and the faith to overcome impossible odds.
Created by GW Films and Spiral Films, VICTOR stars Patrick Davis (IN THE NAME OF GOD, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”), Josh Pence (LA LA LAND, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and Lisa Vidal (STAR TREK, “American Horror Story”). VICTOR also stars Jose Zuniga (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Lobo Sebastian (THE LONGEST YARD, “CSI: Miami”) and Haley Ramm (INTO THE WILD, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND). VICTOR was directed by Brandon Dickerson (SIRONIA, A SINGLE FRAME), and written by Dickerson and Thomas Ward (SIRONIA, IN THE MIDDLE).
Since Victor’s healing from addiction and conversion to faith in Christ, he has dedicated his life to giving hope and healing to others struggling with addiction. In 1971, he and his wife Carmen opened New Life for Youth in Richmond, VA as a place to help those struggling with addiction. Since that time, they have also opened some of the most successful drug recovery programs in the country, including The Men’s Ranch, Mercy House, and Mercy Mom’s House. Torres also founded and continues to pastor New Life Outreach International Church.
About GW Films:
Greg Wilkerson’s GWFilms is focused on creating films that inspire powerful family values. As a motivating speaker at high schools, Wilkerson travels across the US, speaking to teens and collaborating on several documentary films including his award-winning short film SHATTER THE MOLD that was used in high schools to provide hope to students struggling with drugs, alcohol, and suicide. Greg also is executive producer of the award-winning documentary LIFE IN A BOX. After receiving thousands of letters in response from teenagers expressing how the movie transformed their lives, He was lead to create the VICTOR.
About Spiral Films:
Since 1997, Spiral Films has been the creative hub for writer/director Brandon Dickerson. The Berkeley, CA based-company has helped the films SIRONIA, VICTOR, A SINGLE FRAME, and WHEN JACK WENT GLAMPING develop from script to screen.
About Ocean Avenue Entertainment:
Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. is the destination for productions that offer hope to audiences looking for inspiration in entertainment. Ocean Avenue is committed to releasing inspiring and redemptive films and television programming. Its distribution strategy optimizes each release platform to find the widest possible audience theatrically on VOD, DVD, and ultimately on Netflix. For more information, please visit www.oceanave.tv.
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