U.S. theatrical rights to Brian Baugh's directorial debut "To Save a Life" have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and will partner with Outreach Films and New Song Pictures to market, promote and publicize te film, which will be released on January 22, 2010. Meyer Gottlieb, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films negotiated the deal with Managing Producer Steve Foster of New Song Pictures.
"To Save a Life" is the story of an all-American teen Jake Taylor, who seemingly has it all. After a childhood friend's death, Jake's perfect world turns upside down, and he is forced to make a decision that could change his life forever. The film, according to Goldwyn, "is about making unexpected choices and sacrifices, while having the courage and determination to persevere against all odds."
Grammy winner Charlie Peacock is the music supervisor and Grammy, Emmy and Interactive Academy Award winning composers Christopher Lennertz and Timothy Wynn created the score. The film stars Randy Wayne ("Grizzly Park"), Deja Kreutzberg ("Law and Order"), Kim Hidalgo ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") and Sean Michael Afable ("Akeelah and the Bee"), and Jim Britts wrote the screenplay.
"We are confident that 'To Save a Life' will continue our proven track record of releasing faith based films," commented Peter Goldwyn, Vice President of Acquisitions. "The success of which reaffirms the need for inspiring entertainment. 'To Save a Life' is not only deeply moving but also entirely engaging."