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Word Films Releases Faith-Based Film, Signs Distribution Deal for the Motion Picture "A Long Way Off" for June 3 Release

A Modern Day Prodigal Son Story featuring Jason Burkey, Robert Davi, John Diehl, Edie McClurg and Sean Hannity

Nashville, TN – (February 28, 2014) – Word Films is proud to announce a distribution deal with PRODIGALFILM and Uptone Pictures for the release of the motion picture, "A Long Way Off," featuring Jason Burkey (“October Baby,” “Mom's Night Out”), Robert Davi (“Die Hard,” “Goonies,” James Bond “License to Kill”), John Diehl (“Escape from New York,” “Stargate,” “Pearl Harbor”), Edie McClurg (“Frozen,” “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” “Planes Trains and Automobiles”), Robert Amaya (“Courageous”) and talk show host Sean Hannity. Produced and co-directed by Michael Davis (“Destiny Road”) and Jon Errington, "A Long Way Off" captures the timeless tale of a journey to humility, repentance, and reconciliation with both a loving earthly father and heavenly Father--all in time for a June 3, 2014 DVD release just in time for Father's Day 2014. (following the May 2014 theatrical release by PRODIGALFILM).

In this inspiring true story, based on the tale of The Prodigal Son taken from Luke 15:11-32 but set in modern times, Jacob leaves the family farm, shunning his father’s religious and business ethics, to strike out on his own in the big city, poised to conquer the world in his own way—on his terms. Surprised that his father actually obliges his request for an early inheritance, Jacob sets out for his own idea of fortune and fame, and proceeds to spend millions of dollars living the high life—only to find it come crashing down and learning vital life lessons, coming back a humbled, appreciative son, finally ready to reconcile with both his earthly and Heavenly Father.

More than a dozen spokespersons (actors, producers, and film makers) are available for interviews.

Promotion, momentum, events and buzz from ProdigalFilm:

Music Video for “A Long Way Off,” the film’s title track (to be included in the bonus features of the DVD release in June after the theatrical release):

Father’s Day television special scheduled to be aired on multiple television networks to promote the motion picture.

Final film trailer to be released by March 1, 2014.

Early motion picture theaters committed with more coming on board.

Church movie screenings across the country in conjunction to the theatrical release.

Word Entertainment is a division of Warner Music, the world’s largest music publisher.

Sean Hannity and other major talk show hosts committed to interviewing principals from the film.

Special Guests, Inc., a publicity firm of 27 years, has been contracted to book hundreds of talk show interviews to promote the film.

Other publicity efforts are beginning shortly in print, social media, newspapers, magazines, etc.

Biographies of actors, directors and producers available for interview may be viewed at:

Official film web site:


News and Observer front page Dec 1, 2012 story:

WRAL TV News ch 5 Raleigh (NBC): Movie tackles 'Prodigal Son' parable:

WTVD TV News ch 11 (ABC) Raleigh:

KRTV Great Falls, Montana: