Producer: Mark Erdmann, Elizabeth M. Zambo, Jessica M. Zambo, Steven F. Zambo
Director: Steven F. Zambo
Cast: Bruce Marchiano, Simon Jon Provan, David Ruprecht, Heather Ricks, Dale Waddington, Ken T. Williams, Christian Gill, Diane Richardson, Rick Richter, Tyler Johnson
Distributed by: Green Apple Entertainment / Atonement Pictures
From the beginning of time, The Author (Bruce Marchiano), has written a prodigal son story for an estranged son The Star (Simon Jon Provan), who returns to his childhood town to rekindle his relationship with his ailing father The Keeper (David Ruprecht).
August Star “Augie” (Simon Jon Provan) fittingly is living out his dream as a theatrical “star,” playing the lead role in a stage production. When his manager, Rhonda (Dale Waddington), pressures him to leave the show to pursue screen acting, Augie realizes he needs to take a break.
After learning about an opportunity to deliver a specialty car to Las Vegas, Augie jumps at the chance to take a road trip. On his way to Vegas he decides to take a detour to visit his childhood town. During his hometown visit, Augie tries to reconnect with his dad, nicknamed Keeper (David Rupprecht). He used to be the lighthouse keeper but suffers from memory loss and now lives at the local assisted living center.
The crux of this film is Augie’s and Keeper’s strained relationship due to Augie’s absence and Keeper’s lapse of memory. As Augie fights to make up for lost time with his dad, he discovers a family secret that changes his outlook. The Author, The Star & The Keeper chronicles Augie’s experience of renewing his relationship with both his father and the Heavenly Father. Various characters are interwoven throughout this movie that both help and hinder Augie’s journey along the way. The film’s underlining theme of allowing God’s light to shine throughout your life merits our Dove-Approved Seal for All Ages.