WELCOME TO FAITH-TOWN REAL LOVE

Tonya Jones, (Jala Buckley, [seen above]) a young lady who grew up facing tragic life circumstances, was invited to church by her new friend Cindy, (Carmen Greer). Jameson Smith, (Daniel Jeffries, [seen above]) a privileged young man, raised in church, enjoyed exercising his advantage over single women who saw him as their best choice for a potential husband.
Deacon and sister Smith, (Cornelius and Stacey Sims) have been preparing a meeting, with the hope of marriage, between their son Jamerson and Bishop Watson’s daughter Rachel, (FeDora Pruitt). If Jamerson ‘s parents plan succeeds, that would give them a better chance to be appointed a higher position in the church Organization. The unpredicted introduction of Tonya to Jamerson has interfered with the plans of the interested single women and also with the carefully developed plans of Jamerson’s parents.
Will the end of everyone’s journey ever allow them to see that Real Love can’t be found in just going to church, but can only be found in coming to Jesus? We welcome you to Faith-Town Real Love to find out!

  • Dray hill
    Director
  • Dray Hill
    Writer
  • Dray hill
    Producer
  • Daniel Jeffries
    Key Cast
    "Jamerson Smith"
  • Jala Buckley
    Key Cast
    "Tonya Jones"
  • Carmen Greer
    Key Cast
    "Cindy"
  • Cornelius Sims
    Key Cast
    "Deacon Smith"
  • Stacey Sims
    Key Cast
    "Sister Smith"
  • Gerald Ervin
    Key Cast
    "Pastor Ervin"
  • Carole Ervin
    Key Cast
    "!st Lady Ervin"
  • Nataile Hayes
    Key Cast
    "Sister Thomas"
  • FeDora Pruitt
    Key Cast
    "Rachel"
  • Delisha Thomas
    Key Cast
    "Nicole"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 54 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Faith-Town Red Carpet Premiere
    Livonia
    United States
    August 2, 2018
    Faith-Town Premiere
  • Faith-Town Afterglow
    Livonia
    United States
    September 7, 2018
    Faith-Town Afterglow
Director Biography - Dray hill

This Journey was very unexpected but a great blessing in disguise. I have been involved in music for the majority of my life. My first attempt at film started with a music video for one of the songs that I wrote entitled "Trust and Believe". Looking at it now, it was a very rough looking job. It was the first of more videos and interviews for myself and for clients to come.

The thought to move into making a short film came in 2015. I wanted to put on a concert but with a different twist. I had three artists including myself. We did not want just the usual concert. The Lord gave me an idea to put together a story and break it up into three parts. Each part would feature each artist in the concert. The part that they played in the film would stop at a certain part, then actually introduced them live on stage. They would complete their musical set then the second part of the film would feature of the second artists, then stop and introduce them. The same thing would happen with the last artist. Thus, it was a concert with a movie in it!

The first movie featured a young man that was encouraged by each of the concert featured artist to come to Christ. I did not want the title of the concert to be so obvious, so I decided to use a code that would describe Jesus without being so direct. So, I equated the word, "faith" with what we must have to believe in Jesus. (without faith it is impossible to please God). Then I equated "town" to where and how we should stay in Jesus. (Jesus said if my word abides in you and you abide in me, you can ask what you will and it should be done unto you). Each artist was a welcoming him to come to Jesus. this is how the Welcome to the Faith Town title was created.

In 2016, I decided to do another concert with the same concept. But I needed another story. This time the Lord gave me the idea about following the spiritual journey of a young woman to Faith Town.

After the concert which was called, "Welcome to Faith town 2 / Real Love", was completed we decided to run even further with this short film. We considered the finished film production was decent, but we believed in could be even better. We decided to make it a serious feature length film and began working on it for the next 2 years and 5 months. Today, we are looking forward to presenting our movie to the public for the first, on Thursday, August 2, 2018!!!

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