Candlelight Media Group announces “16 Stones” movie release
16 Stones, will be released in theaters in Utah and neighboring states opening on Wednesday, October 1st. The movie tells the fictional story of a young man in the late 1830’s who sees first-hand the destruction and loss the Latter-day Saints suffer after a mob attack in Far West, Missouri. Hoping to save others from future persecution, he and two friends set out to produce proof of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon by finding an unimpeachable artifact – the 16 Jaredite stones touched by the finger of the Lord as recounted in the Book of Ether.
The movie, directed by Brian Brough (Nowhere Safe, Scents and Sensibility, Christmas Angel) and written by Brittany Wiscombe (Christmas Angel, Changing Hearts), shows the adventures and challenges the trio faces in their search. Wiscombe commented, “With every setback comes a blessing and a building up of their faith—if the characters are willing to see it.”
The project began development in 2008 and was set in the modern day. Over the years Brough and Wiscombe kept coming back to the project. “We kept trying to find the right balance of bringing in adventure but also maintaining respect for the subject matter,” Brough said. The story underwent several revisions until Brough suggested the 1830s setting might fit better. “The tone of 16 Stones now supports the feel of faith we wanted it to have.”
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