'I'M NOT ASHAMED' -- New Film Tells Story of Columbine Student Rachel Joy Scott
The tragedy at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 sent shock waves throughout the United States as one of the most deadly high school shootings in history occured in the small town of Columbine, Colorado (population 24,280). The mass murder and suicide claimed 15 lives total (including the two gunmen) and spawned debate across the country on gun control, cliques and bullying. It also highlighted the unbreakable faith of at least one girl, Rachel Joy Scott who was singled out because of her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. Now 17 years later, her story will be shared with the rest of the world in a brand new film announced today by Pure Flix.
I'M NOT ASHAMED is a new film covering the inspiring true story of Rachel Joy Scott at Columbine High School set to come out in theaters this October. The film is inspired by Rachel's story and her strong faith as recorded in her journal entries making the case throughout the film that wheen we commit our live's to Christ, we can impact the world.
"Rachel wrote that she would one day touch the lives of millions, and we're honored to help make this dream a reality," said Benny Proffitt, executive producer, and founder of the youth organization First Priority in a press release sent today.
"If one person could go out of their way to show compassion, it could start a chain reaction," wrote Rachel in her jounral. Now her story is going to be told for millions to hear and be inspired by her courage and stance for Christ, no matter the cost.
After praying, "Father, use my life to touch the world and let your light shine through me," Rachel's renewed commitment to Jesus played out compassionately and powerfully at her high school...and around the world.
I'M NOT ASHAMED was filmed in the Nashville, Tennesee area and includes as cast reality stars Korie Robertson (A&E's "Duck Dynasty," GOD'S NOT DEAD), Sadie Robertson (A&E's "Duck Dynasty," "Dancing with the Stars") and Bella Robertson, along with newcomer Masey McLain as Rachel, Ben Davies (COURAGEOUS), Jennifer O'Neill (SUMMER OF '42) and Jaci Velasquez (LET THE LION ROAR). The film was produced by Chuck Howard, Brad Allen, Michael Martin, Nise Davies, and directed by Brian Baugh ("The Comeback Kids").