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The Favorite

Benjamin Bernard has always wanted to be the favorite son, but his brother Luke Bernard (Matthew Fahey), is loved more or so he perceives. Luke excelled in soccer which was their fathers, Daniel Bernard (John Schneider), favorite sport. Overwhelmed with anger and resentment Benjamin became a mixed martial arts fighter.

The two brothers are on a date with their girlfriends, Ashley (Mollee Gray) and Rebecca (Michelle Feliciano), when a tragic car accident takes place, resulting in a fatality and leaving Luke battling for his life.

The brothers now must fight not only for Luke’s life, but for their relationship with each other, their friends, family, and God. In this inspirational movie, they experience love, forgiveness, healed relationships, and ultimately the realization that we are all God's favorite.

  • Curtis Graham
  • Luke Benjamin Bernard
  • Melinda Ledman (Second Writer)
  • Daniel Bernard
  • Luke Benjamin Bernard
  • Dori Rath (Consulting Producer)
  • Elayne Schmidt (Consulting Producer)
  • John Schneider
    Key Cast
    "Daniel Bernard"
    The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Matthew Fahey
    Key Cast
    "Luke Bernard"
  • Mollee Gray
    Key Cast
    "Ashley Walters"
    Teen Beach Movie
  • Tyron Woodley
    Key Cast
    "Nick Grady"
    UFC Welter Weight Champion
  • Uriah Hall
    Key Cast
    "Sam Reid"
    The Ultimate Fighter
  • Jeff Hardy
    Key Cast
    "Conner Fraser"
    WWE 3 time Champion
  • Luke Bernard
    Key Cast
    "Benjamin Bernard"
  • Amye Gousset
    Key Cast
    "Kathy Bernard"
    The Help
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 48 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    630,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • International Christian Film Festival
    United States
    May 4, 2018
    Best Screenplay nomination
Director Biography - Curtis Graham

Raised in a Photographic family, Curtis started taking pictures at age 15. He attended Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, which started a career in advertising photography. After a highly successful career in advertising photography, clients asked him if he could achieve the same quality in commercials. This launched Curtis’ film career. He then went on to attend The American Film Institute. At AFI Curtis received the Mary Pickford Award Scholarship. His Master Thesis film The Blue Men starring Estelle Parsons went on to receive a Student Emmy and Academy Award. It is listed as one of the most award winning shorts of 1990. Curtis also received the Focus Award for Cinematography for The Blue Men, allowing him to pursue narrative work as Director/Director of Photography.

Curtis has won many accolades for his work in advertising including: N.Y. Art Director, Norma, National Addys, and the Clio Award. His work has appeared in many national publications including Town & Country, Esquire, Print, and Communication Arts.

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