First Pure Flix original movie stars actors who are married in real life
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pure Flix released the trailer today for the first Pureflix Original Movie–a new wholesome, heartwarming and funny film–Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. Directed by David de Vos (A Champion Heart) and inspired by Dr. Meg Meeker’s best-selling book of the same name, the film will stream exclusively on Pure Flix beginning August 1st.
Pure Flix Original Movies and TV will release four more original films in 2022 exclusively for Pure Flix subscribers. Titles to come include Second Time Around, Destination Heaven, Runway Cop, and The Engagement Plan. Mixed with AFFIRM Originals, subscribers will receive fresh original content monthly.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters tells the story of Steve, a father of three who is desperately trying to hold onto his little girls. But can he learn to give up control and trust God with their future?
The new movie stars real-life married couples Robyn Lively (9-1-1: Lone Star) and Bart Johnson (High School Musical); and Maria Canals-Barrera (Wizards of Waverly Place) and David Barrera (Killing It). The cast also includes Brandon Prado (Narcos: Mexico), Carrie Wampler (Big Little Lies), Kayla DiVenere (Love, Victor) and Arden Myrin (Insatiable).
“I’m so excited for people to see Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters,” said co-star Robyn Lively, “Bart and I had such a wonderful experience working together for the first time as a married couple. Our real-life roles as parents have been the most important and rewarding of all! We cherish the special bond that we have with our own kids and hope that this film is a sweet reminder of what matters most in life, family,” she continued.
Robyn’s husband and co-star Bart echoed those sentiments: “When I read this script, I thought; ‘This is my life.’ With all the good times, struggles, coaching my kids’ soccer teams and tripping through the wires trying to be the best father I can be. I’ll have my kids under my roof for just a small window of time. I remind myself that every day and I do my best to not take that for granted. Robyn and I joke about how much we miss them and we aren’t even empty nesters yet.”
Robyn and Bart play Connie and Steve, parents to Abby, Zoey and Bridget in the movie. Abby surprises both her parents when she returns from a mission trip and announces she’s engaged. Can Steve let go of the big dreams he had for her and support her in this new adventure?
“Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters communicates the profound transformation that occurs deep within a father when he realizes, perhaps for the first time, how critical he is to his daughter’s happiness and success,” said author Dr. Meg Meeker. “It counters everything a father is taught about his influence on his daughter: his inability to understand her, his limitations in impacting her happiness and his ineffectiveness in raising her to be strong. This movie will turn any father’s insecurity into power. This movie isn’t just a heartwarming story. It is a cry from every daughter’s heart to her father, to give her the power only he can give to help her become an extraordinary woman,” Dr. Meeker continued.
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