All Saints Parent Guide
Saintly people are defined by their actions, not their ethnicity.
News About "All Saints"
Movies about faith can be a tough sell in Hollywood. But that didn't deter filmmaker Steve Gomer. After reading an article in a newspaper about an Episcopal priest named Michael Spurlock and his work with a group of refugees from Myanmar (formerly called Burma), Gomer felt he had found a story worthy of adaptation to the big screen.
Michael Spurlock became a priest a little later in life. After graduation from seminary he was sent to Smyrna, Tennessee and assigned to close down a small church with a smaller congregation. But before he could follow those orders, about 70 Karen refugees showed up. These Asian Christian had been forced to flee their homeland and were trying to put down roots in their new country. The faithful little followers provide Spurlock with a unique alternative to selling the house of worship -- by suggesting he use the surrounding land as a farm. Needless to say, it takes a while for the idea to grow on the local parishioners and Spurlock's superiors. But when it finally does, something beautiful blooms in the midst of trial and adversity.
Learn more about the challenges of turning Michael Spurlock’s story into a movie.
Discover more about the Karen people of Southeast Asia.
Cast and Crew
All Saints is directed by Steve Gomer and stars Cara Buono, John Corbett, Barry Corbin.