|Paper Angeles premieres November 16 on UP.|
In Paper Angels, abused wife Lynn (Bissett) leaves her alcoholic husband Darryl (Russell Porter), with her two kids, Thomas (Gresiuk) and Sara (Humbeck), and the trio move to another town where she struggles to make ends meet working as a waitress to support the family. In that same town, we meet Kevin (Settle), who is helping his wife Jenny (Kendra Anderson) through a difficult pregnancy with twins, while fighting to keep his marketing & design company afloat. Thomas starts at his new school and becomes the target of a bully, Vic (Duffield), who is threatened by how well Thomas plays basketball.
Unable to join the high school team, Thomas goes to the community center where he meets Kevin and the two of them become unlikely friends through pickup basketball games. Little do they know the tremendous impact they will have on each other's families this Christmas through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.
Watch a sneak peek of Paper Angels below:
Inspired by Country Music star Jimmy Wayne's own experience with the Angel Tree Program and his hit holiday song featured in the movie, "Paper Angels," and the same-titled book by Wayne with Travis Thrasher. Wayne has also written and performed two new Christmas songs, entitled "Forgotten Angels" and "Christmas Doesn't Have To Be Over," for the film.
Paper Angels is an Annuit Coeptis Entertainment II in association with Odyssey Networks and Johnson Production Group, Inc. production. The film was directed by David Winning, and executive produced by Tim Johnson, Maura Dunbar and Mitchell Galin. Adapted script by Bryar Freed-Golden.