Film release will benefit Victoria non-profits

Victoria filmmaker’s short movie Samuel will be released Saturday at Silvercity in Tillicum Centre

A Victoria filmmaker’s short movie on an Old Testament classic will be released Saturday at Silvercity in Tillicum Centre and benefit local charity.

Jonathan Bryden wrote and produced Samuel, which follows the story of Hannah, a barren woman who makes a plea to God for a son, promising that she will give him up in dedication to God’s service if God would grant her request.

“This short film aims to capture what it looks like to trust God with the things we desire most,” said Bryden, who is originally from Victoria. “In a culture where our desires are set up as our supreme guide or our ultimate ‘truth’, this story shows what faith looks like when God calls us to let go of the things we want the most. It’s a story that I personally can relate to and one our society needs to hear.”

The movie will be shown at 10 a.m. Dec. 10 and the screening will include stories of transformation happening on Victoria’s streets, as well as a live auction benefiting four non-profit groups working to help the city’s marginalized: Living Edge Community, Extreme Outreach Society, Open Arms Ministry and Youth Sanctuary.

Reservation is required at livingedge.ngo, with donations accepted at the door.

 

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