“Everyone is broken. But who knows how God will use your pain.”
In theaters today, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN is a powerful faith-based film about compassion, redemption and forgiveness. Based on an incredible true story, the film shows how God can take the worst possible circumstances and turn them around for your good.
BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN follows three fathers, of three very different families, each desperately struggling to hold their families together. Although worlds apart, the lives of these families become intertwined when two girls form an unlikely friendship. While the Hartley family struggles with dark secrets in upper middle-class America, their daughter Andrea finds comfort only in her letters to pen pal, Umuhoza Mwiaerwa, a girl from war-torn Rwanda whose family narrowly escaped death to find shelter in a refugee camp.
As Umuhoza’s father turns his life around, he realizes the only way to save his family is by working to save all refugee families. His efforts pay off, while Andrea’s father Randy Hartley’s situation seems to continue to spiral out of control. A trip to the other side of the world, into the center of devastation and conflict, may be the unlikely answer that changes everything for all the families while also teaching them the power of forgiveness.
It must be noted that Compassion International Ministries is the real-life organization that connected the two young girls through their Sponsor A Child program. Compassion is a child-advocacy ministry that works tirelessly in the fight against global poverty by working with the churches to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. The organization partners with more than 6,700 churches in 25 countries, touching the lives of over 1.8 million babies, children and young adults. Its goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
The BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN cast includes Scott William Winters as Randy Hartley (Lethal Weapon, Good Will Hunting), Benjamin Onyango as William Mwizerwa (God’s Not Dead, Inception), Emily Hahn as Andrea Hartley (Toy Story 3, Fresh Off The Boat), Eric Roberts as Larry Hartley (Dark Knight), Jessica Obilom as Aimee Mwizerwa (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas as Darla Hartley (Nashville). Other cast members include television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins, sister of Tina and Erica of the group Mary Mary, Alan Powell (Quantico), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (District 9) and Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2). Christian music artists Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.
BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN is directed by Eric Welch, who is best known for his work as a music video director for several superstar Country music artists as well as his commercial work for big brands such as Target and Walmart.
The title song for Beautifully Broken is performed by Grammy Award-winners CeCe Winans and John Berry, along with pop singer Plumb.
Beautifully Broken opens nationally August 24th in 600 theaters.