Breadline Productions’ critically acclaimed passion project premieres at the Idyllwild Independent Festival of Cinema.
In “From Grace”, three couples take a weekend to get away from their lives, only to find that their lives are closer than they ever imagined. This unique film explores the faith and courage required to move forward in life after encountering our deepest personal truths. When filmmaker and Artistic Director of Breadline Productions, Paul Kampf, visited Idyllwild and came upon the Strawberry Creek Inn, he knew he’d found the setting for his film. Upon discovering the unique, delectable recipes created and served at the Inn, Kampf incorporated and features them in his film. “Although the script was finished months before I discovered the Strawberry Creek Inn, it felt as if I had written it to be filmed here,” says Kampf.
Kampf, wrote From Grace for a group of actors studying in his acting class. It was Kampf’s desire to offer his students not only training, but a forum for practical application of their newly developed craft. The film should have cost $300,000, but through the dedication and tireless efforts of the twenty cast and crew members Kampf assembled, the film was shot in three days and cost less than 10% of the estimated cost.
In addition to being an official selection in the Idyllwild Independent Festival of Cinema, From Grace has already received a California Film Award and an Award of Merit from the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood.
‘The Film has just started the screening process,’ says Kampf who looks forward to seeing the film travel the festival route over the coming year. ‘Getting a film like this completed is a great reward for all of us on many levels. Any additional recognition is truly a blessing.’
It is Breadline’s goal to make films of all sizes and budgets with this same approach to filmmaking. By investing in people, and working as a team like we’ve done with From Grace, we have a greater chance of artistic and financial success.
Breadline currently has two short films in post-production, and is in pre-production for one more. After completing the next series of short films, Breadline Productions will turn it’s attention to a larger feature film, which already has a lot of momentum.