Mapelle Films presents Trust Fund – a widescreen DVD of the prodigal son story portrayed through two sisters. Reese Donahue, the younger sister, is a talented writer who just returned from a writing workshop in Italy. As she waits to share all the details with her father, she happened to see some personal papers on her father’s desk and discovered that her mother had left her and her sister money. Doing the unthinkable, Reese betrays her father and chases after what she thinks is love. She leaves her family and friends to go back to Italy and back to Milo – where she helps him with his finances. Once she gave the first bit of money, it didn’t stop there. He knew she had more and he ended up draining the bank account. After she realized that Milo was buying stolen goods with her money, she is devastated and she knew it was time to go home. When she returns home with nothing but regret, her father’s forgiveness teaches her what love really means.
Sandra Martin started writing Trust Fund in January of 2013, she shot it in 2014 and had a small limited release through AMC theaters in January of 2016. The film did very well in the Kansas City market, but she simply didn’t have the funds to market it in other cities. She will be releasing it in the home entertainment market on July 18, 2017.
Love Was Near, offers a deeper look into the movie, TrustFund, exposing what’s behind the story and what Reese is thinking. If you will watch the film first, you will see that the main character writes this book during the film. Reese invites you to join her on a very personal journey as she shares with you her everyday struggles through her personal diary pages. Each section leads us to “What do you think?” questions about our own identity, purpose, and life plan. Sandra Martin writes this book to all young women that don’t know their worth, and haven’t been told they are irreplaceable.
Mapelle Films has designed a download study guide that can be used for small groups. It’s divided into four parts, each with a corresponding scene from the movie, scriptures, and questions. Another great way to dig deeper into the themes of the movie!
The film will shine light on some important issues that we need to be talking to our daughters about. After watching the film with my three daughters (ages 15, 14, and 11), we were able to read through the book and further discuss love, relationships, and the importance of a budget. I hope you enjoy the movie!
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