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A Catholic Movie About 'Impossible' Forgiveness Scores High Marks on Amazon Prime Video
The Adams Group
Aug. 5, 2020

NASHVILLE, Aug. 5, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.0, a film entitled "Healing River" has become one of the highest rated independent faith-based films on Amazon Prime Video. The film has been nominated for fourteen film festival awards, winning four to date, including Best Faith-based Feature at the Burbank International Film Festival. Writer and director Mitch Teemley says he felt "Healing River" was a story he "had to tell."

"For years I have heard stories about impossible acts of forgiveness," says Teemley, "and even experienced one of my own while writing the screenplay. I believe people are responding positively to the message of this movie right now because being able to forgive those who have wronged us is desperately needed in our society today."

"Healing River" is produced by St. Michael Movies, part of St. Michael Records, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Catholic charity founded in 1998. The goal of St. Michael Movies is a lofty one, according to founder Mike Mergler.

"Our goal is to re-evangelize inactive Christian men to become leaders of their families in the faith," says Mergler. "We determined that movies would be an effective medium to reach them because mental retention is better when something is both seen and heard. As we have progressed, we realized we needed to make movies that appealed to women because our only hope of getting men to watch them was if their spouses or significant others brought them along to see them. So that's what we do. We make chick flicks for men."

Mergler says the ultimate goal for these movies is to counter the underlying immoral attitudes that are being fed to the public by Hollywood films.

"Pandering to the profane and obscene will never satisfy," says Mergler. "I believe people crave stories that appeal to the higher callings of their souls. The 70 million Catholics in America, by and large, are wholly secularized and apostatized from their faith in practice. Today's culture is openly hostile to Catholicism, and Catholics need counter-cultural films and other content that reflects the moral teachings of the Church to guide them. Our responsibility is to stand for the truth of the faith against the tide of lies."

"Healing River" is currently available for streaming on the following platforms:


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