Family film, ’23 Blast,’ is set to hit theaters nationwide on October 24, 2014 and the Christian entertainment community is teaming up in support of the film. In addition to the movie’s primary partner, Christian radio station K-Love/Air1, the Grammy and GMA Dove-award winning Casting Crowns, founded by youth pastor Mark Hall, has signed an exclusive tour sponsorship deal with ’23 Blast’ for all 39 of its upcoming fall dates. The group will feature a specialized movie trailer that will play three times on screen each evening for its hundreds of thousands of fans around the country.
“I am glad to have the powerful movie 23 Blast be a part of our Casting Crowns tour this fall, says Hall. “I love the story of Travis Freeman overcoming incredible obstacles to reach his goal. Even more so, the message of hope, through Christ, that 23 Blast brings. Having K-LOVE and Air1 behind it as well made it a perfect fit for us!”
Tony Dungy, a former professional American football player and first African American National Football League head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, is also a strong advocate for the film.
“23 Blast is a powerful movie about football and perseverance, based on the true story of Travis Freeman,” Dungy said. “If you’re looking for an inspiring movie that the whole family can enjoy, go see this film!”
Earlier this month, K-LOVE/Air1 Radio released an exclusive 23 Blast movie trailer featuring the David Crowder’s single “My Beloved” (KLOVE.com and Air1.com) which continues to gain national airplay and momentum. In addition to tour partnerships and endorsements, Casting Crowns and Dungy also plan to support and promote 23 Blast via their social media channels, leading up the film’s theatrical kick-off.
Alongside Crowder (“My Beloved”), Grammy award-winning artist and producer TobyMac (“Unstoppable”), Contemporary Christian music singer/songwriter Sean McDonald (“We Are Brave”) and Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Ginny Owens (“Stublin’”) have teamed up to support 23 Blast through their musical contributions to the movie’s soundtrack with songs featured throughout the film.
’23 Blast’ is the inspirational, true story of Travis Freeman; a high school football star who suddenly loses his sight. Through courage, faith, and family, he overcomes the odds and helps his football team advance to the state playoffs.
The Dylan Baker Film is designed to encourage and uplift audiences and depicts a story of hope triumphing over despair, of courage and faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity.
’23 Blast’ will release through Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. in association with Toy Gun Films.
For more information about ’23 Blast’, please visit here.