Could they change the world--before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world. But as Chase and Keith begin shooting, their well-laid plans begin to unravel. With millions of dollars on the line, they make a desperate attempt to keep the film from falling apart--even as a temperamental actress, a botched production schedule, and their own insecurities leave little room for the creative and spiritual passion that once motivated them. Was God really behind this movie after all? A chance meeting and friendship with John Baxter could bring the encouragement they need to stay on mission and produce a movie that will actually change people's lives. In the midst of the questions and the cameras, is it possible to keep things above the line and make a movie unlike anything done before--or is the risk too great for everyone?
The "above the line" phrase gets repeated often throughout this book--both in regards to character and in regards to
Missionary buddies turned filmmakers,Keith Ellison and Chase Ryan, set out to make an independent film "The Last Letter", but they face financial struggles and come up against other issues that threaten the project.
Keith's daughter, Andie, starts college. Bailey Flanagan is her roommate. Andie feels she's led a "safe" life and wants to experiment with the wild side. Smart, but apparently not a fast learner, as she's almost raped twice before, we hope, learning her lesson that the grass is not always greener on the other side. I still think Ben slipped rufie's into her beer though Andie only thinks that it was hard liquor. She really needs to get a grip on safer ways to test if what she's thought all her life is true.
Andie's also struggling with the death of her friend Rachel. It seemed they'd had plans to do much together and with Rachel's death, those plans have had to change. Andie doesn't understand why God would take someone as good as Rachel so early--someone who had plans to glorify God.
The movie idea allows Kingsbury to pull in Dane Matthews from the Baxter family series and Bailey Flanagan from the series with her name as characters in this book and intertwine the three series.