The epic, big-budget Christian film, ‘Carry Me Home,’ from Writer/Producer Tim Chey, comes to theaters in 2014. The film looks at two stories, one of them on the early life of John Newton, the former slave trader who wrote ‘Amazing Grace.’
“John Newton’s life patterns mine in so many ways,” says Tim Chey. “He found Christ in a storm and his life changed forever.”
It took Chey eight years to research and write the script and nine years to bring the project to the big screen. The under $20 million dollar film has the 3rd highest budget for a Christian film after ‘Passion of the Christ.’
“I was thrilled when Cuba Gooding, Jr signed on,” says Chey. “He was my first choice. He read the script and said, ‘I’m in.'”
Chey’s friend, Dean Cundey (‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Back to the Future’) also shot the movie. “The entire movie’s terrific look is because of one person: my friend Dean. He did a phenomenal job.”
Chey traveled from Fiji to Mississippi to Nova Scotia scouting locations. He chose Connecticut because of the natural beauty and Mystic Seaport.
“I picked Connecticut because of the tremendous historical significance,” says Chey. “We also filmed on the Amistad ship with Dean in a helicopter covering some truly epic moments.”
The highly-anticipated film is slated to open wide in theaters throughout the U.S. in 2014.
A sweeping, high-profile, and ambitious musical film, ‘Carry Me Home’ blends two powerful, redemptive stories into the background of Gospel/blues songs.
Watch the trailer here
‘Carry Me Home’
Writer/Producer Tim Chey
Cinematographer: Dean Cundey
Associate Producers: Anna Sims, Christopher Purdy
Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sharon Leal, William Sadler