Private Project

Return to Zion Ranch

"Return to Zion Ranch", is a story that follows the journey of twelve brothers who leave their father’s ranch in search of adventure, money and, ultimately, a purpose for their lives. The longer they are away from home, however, the further they drift from God. When news comes that there is trouble on their father’s ranch they are faced with a difficult decision; continue pursuing their own ambitions or answer the call and return home.

  • Ephraim Strain
  • Shanae Plocher
  • Nick Deboer
  • Luke Valimont
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Christian, Western, Drama, Action
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 43 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • International Christian Film Festival
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    North America Premiere
Director Biography - Ephraim Strain

Born in Montana's Bitterroot Valley on May 10th of 1997, Ephraim Strain devolved an interest in filmmaking early in life after helping his older brothers with several backyard films. After starring in the short film "The Code of the Strain Express", He went on to help direct and star in another project, "To the Town of Downing" a 45 minute western film which soon became very popular in Montana. In early 2015, a new project idea sprung up which Ephraim eagerly accepted; "Return to Zion Ranch", a full length movie about family, tough choices and turning back to God. Ephraim is currently still living in the Bitterroot Valley and plans on both acting and directing more films in the future.

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