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Word Entertainment Releases Faith-Based Film, Journey To Grace: The Hansie Cronjé Story, Today On DVD
Posted: Tuesday August 21st, 2012
Word Entertainment is proud to announce the DVD release today of Journey To Grace: The Hansie Cronjé Story from the filmmakers of Faith Like Potatoes. The inspiring true story is based on the celebrated South African cricket player, Hansie Cronjé, who disgraced a nation when he confessed to his involvement in a bookmaker scandal.
Produced by Hansie's older brother, Frans Cronjé ("Faith Like Potatoes"), and directed by Regardt van den Bergh ("Faith Like Potatoes"), Journey To Grace: The Hansie Cronjé Story takes place during a new era of hope in South Africa heralded in by the end of the apartheid. The nation was ripe for young leaders to stand up and one young cricketer did just that. As one of the best players the game has ever seen, he earned respect for himself, the game and his nation. The world was shocked when he confessed to his involvement in a match-fixing scandal and banned him for life from the sport that had brought him to glory. The film follows him on his journey to redemption and his struggle to rebuild his life. The film stars Frank Rautenbach ("The Bang Bang Club" and "Faith Like Potatoes") as Hansie and Sarah Thompson (TV's "House" and "Without a Trace") as his wife Bertha.
"I am over joyed that our movie, 'Journey to Grace', is being released in America," said Frans Cronjé. "Our first movie, 'Faith Like Potatoes', did so well with over one million DVDs sold. We trust that the American public will be equally blessed when they watch this movie. We took great care to produce another high-quality film with the universal theme of God's grace and forgiveness. It deals with how we stand up after falling."
"Journey to Grace: The Hansie Cronjé Story," with its inspiring and faith-filled message, has earned the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over. The Dove Foundation awards the seal of approval to products that portray positive family-friendly values.
The two-disc DVD set includes the 122-minute feature film, a documentary and behind-the-scenes footage. For more information about the film, please visit the DVD's YMZ page.
About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group's Word Records and Fervent Records.