Christian Epic Movie "Carry Me Home" by Tim Chey Coming to Big Screen in 2014

By Kathy

The epic, $20-million Christian film, 'Carry Me Home,' from Writer/Producer Tim Chey, comes to theaters in 2014. Part of the film portraits the early life of John Newton, the former slave trader who found Christ when encountering a severe storm off the coast of Donegal. This experience marked the beginnings of his conversion to Christianity. After the ship sailed home safely, Newton began to read the Bible and later wrote the famous Christian hymn 'Amazing Grace.'

"John Newton's life patterns mine in so many ways," says Tim Chey. "He found Christ in a storm and his life changed forever."

Chey spent eight years to research and write the script and nine years to bring the film to theatre. The film has the 3rd highest budget for a Christian film after 'Passion of the Christ.'

"I was thrilled when Cuba Gooding, Jr signed on," says Chey. "He was my first choice. He read the script and said, 'I'm in.'"

To find location for the shooting, Chey traveled from Fiji to Mississippi to Nova Scotia. He finally chose Connecticut because of "the tremendous historical significance"

"We also filmed on the Amistad ship with Dean in a helicopter covering some truly epic moments." Say Chey

The high-profile film comes in theatre throughout the U.S. in 2014.

A sweeping, high-profile, and ambitious musical film, 'Carry Me Home' blends two powerful, redemptive stories into the background of Gospel/blues songs.

'Carry Me Home'
Writer/Producer Tim Chey
Cinematographer: Dean Cundey
Associate Producers: Anna Sims, Christopher Purdy
Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sharon Leal, William Sadler

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Tim Chey, Carry me home