Thursday, July 5, 2012

7500 Fans Contest on BTFS

HURRY...if you want to join in on the latest contest on the Beyond The Farthest Star Facebook fan page!! The BTFS Novel sold over 17,000 copies its first month! Now two fans will win an author/director autographed novel when they hit 7500 LIKES!! Use the SUGGEST TO FRIENDS feature above on the BTFS wall and post your name in a comment below to enter. The sooner they hit 7,500 Likes the sooner YOU can win!! (You must use the Suggest 2 Friends To Win or bring 10 new friends to BTFS Facebook)

  Beyond The Farthest Star stars Renee O'Connor (Xena Warrior Princess, The Ark), Todd Terry (Arlington Road, Breaking Bad), Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure, No Country for Old Men) and Cherami Leigh (Fast Food Nation, Temple Granlin). Written and Directed by Andrew Librizzi, produced by Benjamin Dane and Sally Helppie.

In February, the Zondervan/HarperCollins novel was released by acclaimed fiction writers, Bodie and Brock Thoene and is available at all major booksellers including Amazon.com. Beyond The Farthest Star is described as "Real Life. Real Faith. Real Inspiration." It is an unflinching look at a contemporary family spiraling out of control and the sacrifice that must be made to save them.
To hear The Thoene interview, click here.
To hear the first chapter being read by author, Bodie Thoene, click here

The film started its marketing efforts early by involving a growing fan base. It introduced a fan-driven voting system called BRING IT! Fans can actually demand the film be shown in their local theaters and follow their city in an evolving list. Currently 423 U.S. cities and over 28 countries are voting to see the film. Social media has played a unique role as fans are daily updated and recently selected the tagline for the film. Early screening audiences describe it as "the new wave of faith-based". The filmmakers' vision is to crossover into both faith-based and secular markets. It is set to release soon in a Texas city then expand to other markets. More news and the latest info can be found on their Facebook wall. The trailer will be released for the first time in the coming weeks.

Special thanks to Benjamin Dane for providing me with the synopsis of the film and further info. You will see him in the role of Jimmy Wilkens in BTFS. Plus, in his role as a producer of the film, his creativity and enthusiasm in telling others about Beyond The Farthest Star is unlimited!! If you have seen any of the videos (& you definitely should see them!) on the BTFS Youtube Channel, then you will see Ben's love for this film. You can also follow both the film @beyondmovie and @benjamindane for updates on Twitter.

And, of course, LIKE BTFS on Facebook ....and enter the contest!!
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In the interest of full disclosure, I want to add that much of this material was posted by Diane Howard on Examiner.com on June 27, 2012. See her full article at Major Paradiam Film Shifts: Funding, Producing, & Distributing

2 comments:

Lori LC said...

I would love to read this book! I am already a fan and suggested friends to check it out =) Glad to join you in getting the word out 'Beyond the Farthest Star'

Cindy said...

Thanks, Lori!! Make sure you go to the fan page and add your name to the list!! That Suggest To Friends option is amazing!! I also used it on my "fan/blog" page. :)