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-The Widow’s Might

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DVD Release: Oct.1, 2009 by HeuMoore Productions; David Heustis and John Moore; Runtime: 101 min.

Review by Dana Chaffin

        On October 1, 2009 The Widow’s Might will be released on DVD.  It has something for the whole family – comedy, adventure, drama, action, western, and musical all in one film.  It has very strong Christian values. This movie is awarded the Dove “Family- Approved” Seal for all ages.   The story of the movie is heartwarming and the story of the filmmakers is surprising.

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The Story

The Widow’s Might is about many exciting events, but the main story is families coming together to help a widow.  She is in danger of losing her home because of property taxes.  Her property has become more valuable because of a new highway built near by; however she is not interested in leaving her home.  Two young neighbors that are hopeful future filmmakers try to find a way they can help the widow.  They try several ways to help tell her story, like passing out flyers and talking to the mayor, but made no progress.  So they decide to make a film, based on a western musical, to expose the widow’s trouble.  They plan on introducing the western at a film festival competition.  Although they face many down falls and mishaps they venture on till the end.  The movie shows just what we can do if we come together and stand up for what is right.  The music in this film is outstanding and the entire cast is very talented.  The DVD is packed with hours of special features.  It has commentary of the entire movie by the producers and another by the cast.  There is also lots of information about the history of HeuMoore Productions.  The behind the scenes footage with the cast and crew is very enjoyable.  The scenes of the actual San Antonio Christian Film Festival award ceremony are interesting. 

The Filmmakers

    The Widow’s Might was produced by HeuMoore Productions.  HeuMoore is the combination of two young boys, David Heustis (20) and John Moore (19).  These young men started working together in 2003 by making short films to be used on the internet.  They found that John Moore was talented at writing and telling stories and David Heustis was skilled at the technical aspects of making movies.  This is their fourth film, but their first feature film.  The Widow’s Might at the San Antonio Christian Film Festival won ‘Best of Festival’ and the ‘Audience Choice’ Award against tough competition like Fireproof and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.  They may be young, but they are very talented and have a bright future in making more award winning films. 

      The Widow’s Might is an inspiring and uplifting film about showing others compassion.  This is a high quality production with a talented cast.  On October 1, 2009 buy the DVD wherever Christian films are sold.  Gather the family for a wonderful movie night. You can find out more about the movie at the website www.widowsmightmovie.com. On the movie’s website they announce that HeuMoore is dedicated to creating films that glorify Christ and spread a message of truth.  The Widow’s Might is just that – entertaining with an important message.

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