Upcoming Film: Home Away From Home
This August a new, exciting film project based on the story of an international student is taking place in Edinburgh.
Friends International Affiliate John-William Noble intends to make a feature-length narrative film about a Chinese student who comes to the United Kingdom, leaving her home country for the first time to study. The film will follow her cultural struggles, including some comical encounters, as well as addressing many very realistic cultural differences and different ways of thinking between British people and Chinese people.
However, its main focus is reaching out with the Gospel and later in the film the main character is befriended by some Christians sisters in an international church and this leads to her committing her life to Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour.
John-William is the pastor of the Chinese Evangelical Church in Edinburgh and will be working with a number of people within the church. His wife, Binglin Luo, also an Affiliate and a former Reach Volunteer with Friends International will be involved in supporting the project as well as Binglin’s sister, Serena Luo, who will play the main character.
John-William has previously made Christian feature-films that have qualified for film festivals and won awards, along with his brother Graeme through their film production company ‘Noble Brothers Productions’. This latest project, called ‘Home Away From Home’ has already received a following on social media and some media attention from churches and radio broadcasts. This project could prove to be an ‘invaluable resource for international ministries’ which could be used for a welcome film evening in an international café or church, or simply using concepts within the film to consider cultural differences as well as giving a clear presentation of the Gospel. Please pray for this project and get in touch with John-William if there is any way you can offer support in terms of personnel in the Edinburgh area or potential filming locations that could be used.
Find out more about the film on their Facebook Page.
John-William and Binglin: