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Paradise Recovered (2010)

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A devout young woman learns about faith, living, and love from a surprising source.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Wallis ...
Esther (as Heather del Rio)
Gabriel (as Dane Seth Hurlburt)
Oliver Luke ...
Richard Dillard ...
Warren F. Vanderbilt
Austin Chittim ...
Phillip Sawyer
Mrs. Sawyer
Jim Aabear ...
Marina Seitsinger ...
Anna Valerie Becker ...
Leah Kirts ...
Michael Hodson ...
Katie Bostdorff ...
WQMP Reporter
Sarah Ivey-Lucas ...
Woman in Store
Trenadee Lafferty ...


Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt's Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime - to attend Vanderbilt's Kingdom Bible College and to marry Phillip Sawyer, the son of a minister and a Kingdom student being groomed for the ministry. When the fundamentalist Christian sect falls on hard times, Esther looks for employment at a local health food store to supplement the group's income. At the store, Esther gets a chance to share her faith with her new manager, Gabriel, a devout skeptic and preacher's kid, and his roommate, Mark, a college drop-out who finds Christian television to be great entertainment. Shot entirely on location in Southern Indiana and Austin, Texas, Paradise Recovered attempts a modern-day retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan while addressing the important topics of faith, tolerance, and spiritual abuse in modern culture. Written by Andie Redwine

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It's about believing.





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$115,000 (estimated)

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Mark: What's her attraction to the store? Those people are always there.
Gabriel: The point on the ideological spectrum at which far left bohemians and right-wing fundamentalists meet is a health food store.
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Smart script, engaging leads, all-around solid indie.
14 February 2012 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw Paradise Recovered when it was screening at the Film Courage Interactive in Los Angeles a couple years ago, and met Andie Redwine (screenwriter) and Storme Wood (director), who were both great people. It sort of makes sense that they would make a great film. I see a lot of bad indies - more specifically indies that try desperately to be profound, or memorable, or poignant - but what surprised and delighted me was that Paradise Recovered was a real gem in a haystack. It was a perfect marriage of a smart, witty script, unforced, seamless direction, and two natural, likable leads. It was simple and ultimately powerful without ever trying. It certainly could have been preachy, full of itself, and over-dramatic, but Andie's script - and from what I've heard it's largely autobiographical, about growing up around a "cult" - feels really authentic and delivers a tangible message. Definitely worth checking out. I wouldn't steer you wrong.

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