Private Project

Cross Purposes

An ambitious young medical professional with aspirations of becoming a surgeon encounters a teenage boy with terminal cancer. The two quickly find themselves at odds with each other and must learn from each other how to find purpose in life.

  • David Alford
  • David Alford
  • David Alford
  • Ryan Henderson
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Stam
    Key Cast
  • Randa Blackey
    Key Cast
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    38 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 9, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - David Alford

David Alford is a first time film director, but a long time actor and teacher. Residing in Virginia, David has been a member of the resident acting company of the Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia for the past eight years. Before that, David acted and directed in various theatres in San Antonio, TX over the course of twelve years. David has also served as the Artistic Director for the Barter Youth Academy, a program he created to serve several communities in the region by providing training in the theatrical arts for 100's of students of all ages. David is married and a father of three children.

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Director Statement

'Cross Purposes' was produced to help dissuade the idea that life is all about reaching a specific destination; be it an educational goal, a career peak or even a comfortable retirement. To focus in on those goals is to risk overlooking the journey along the way which is where life really happens. As Christians, we sometimes get focused on accomplishing that one big thing God created us to do. What if we miss the hundreds if not thousands of "little things" He wanted from us along the way?