A local story of forgiveness will be hitting movie theaters all over the country
A story of forgiveness has brought a film crew to Franklin County.
'My Brothers' Crossing' will introduce audiences to a local family turned upside down after a tragic accident, and how they moved forward.
Bobby Clark and his wife Pam were killed while riding their motorcycle in Bassett back in August 2015. As Clark's brother, J.T., mourned, he says through his faith, he was able to forgive the pickup driver who was involved in the tragic crash.
"I was moved by the holy spirit to go to court on behalf of the man that was involved in the accident with them, I went there to pay his fine," J.T. said. "I've received far more from him then I ever gave to him.".
A publishing company found J.T.'s story online, and "In the Blink of an Eye," a book was launched.
"There's so much depth to it, there is this message of forgiveness, and a lot of people walk around with an unforgiving heart," J.T. said.
And now this story is hitting theaters this fall and is being filmed right here in Franklin County and in surrounding towns.
"When I read the script, I was immediately hooked by the just absolute touching nature of what J.T. and Terri Lee did in the face of adversity in the midst of just such a trial in their lives to forgive and move forward in the way they did, was something I wanted to be a part of," director Ricky Borba said.
Pure Flix production company will be filming later this month into June.
"Every place we're filming is the actual location from the real life events that happened, from the accident scene, to the court house," Borba said.
And you can be a part of it! There will be a casting call at The Franklin Center Friday and Saturday for minor roles--the lead roles have already been cast.
There are several roles for females, ages 18 to 45, and males, ages 18 to 60. If you're interested in auditioning for the movie, you should bring a headshot and resume to the audition.
Audition location and times:
The Franklin Center
50 Claiborne Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. – 4 p.m,
"The story, beautiful, phenomenal story, how everything has come together the last few months, it's unreal, and I'm just excited to get started on this film," Tony White, Executive Producer of "My Brother's Crossing," said.
J.T. added, "In this hurting world, it's to help get a message of hope, and love and forgiveness out to the people who will come see it."