Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mapelle Films: Trust Fund {Homeschool Review Crew}

I am always on the lookout for family-friendly and Christian movies in our household, so I was excited for the opportunity to receive a copy of Trust Fund, from Mapelle Films.

Trust Fund Movie

Trust Fund is the story of a young lady named Reese Donahue, an aspiring writer, who comes from a very wealthy family and seems to live the life everyone dreams about. Feeling trapped by her father's expectations, she betrays him and runs off to Italy, to the man she loves and whom she thinks loves her. When she finds out he's not the kind of man she thought he was, she begs her dad to let her come home. Her father welcomes her home with open arms, causing Reese to realize her father has taught her what real love is all along. Reese's sister isn't happy with the whole situation either, and gets upset with the way her father handled the situation.

This is a powerful movie, with a strong impact. We watched it as a family: my 24 year old daughter and her boyfriend, my 17 and 15 year old sons, and me. (I plan to let my homeschooling friend and her family watch it, too, soon.) My 17 year old says it's a really good movie. I haven't heard much commentary from my daughter nor my 15 year old.

There is a study guide which can be downloaded for use in a small group setting, or as a family. Trust Fund is obviously inspired by the Biblical story of the prodigal son, and the study guide compares and contrasts to two stories, with scripture passages, and thought-provoking questions.
Love Was Near Book

In addition, there is a companion book, for young adult women, called Love Was Near, which offers a view of what's behind the story in Trust Fund.

One thing I find exciting is that Isaac Alongi, the cinematographer/producer, was homeschooled, back in the 1980s. His parents heard Dr. Raymond Moore being interviewed by Dr. James Dobson on the subject of homeschooling, which caused his parents to decide to homeschool their family.

Isaac has over 20 years of experience, and his cinematography has been seen in feature films, television shows, documentaries, IMAX films, commercials and numerous non-profit projects. With clients such as National Geographic, BBC, History Channel, Fox Sports, Discovery, ABC and the CW NETWORK.  He has won two Emmys for his work on a series of historical films.

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