Seeds of hope are planted in the faith-based drama All Saints (in theaters Aug. 25), which has its new trailer premiere on usatoday.com.
Directed by Steve Gomer, the Christian film is based on the inspiring real-life story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (played by John Corbett), who’s hired to close down the increasingly insolvent All Saints Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tenn. However, he goes against his orders when he gets a crop of new parishioners — Karen refugees from Burma — and they begin to farm on the church’s fertile land to pay bills, feed those who need it and bring the community together.
The cast also includes Cara Buono, Barry Corbin, Nelson Lee, David Keith and Chonda Pierce, and the real All Saints church and farmland were used as a backdrop for the production.
“It’s a classic example of the Advent story,” Michael Williams, volunteer manager of the All Saints farm, told The (Nashville) Tennessean in 2008. “We could not find God, but God found us. In this case, he appeared to us in the form of 70 people who came from Myanmar.”