Chattanooga, TN, April 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Tennessee knew Rodney Wiseman as a youth who made bad choices, but he turned his life around and followed his dream to the silver screen. Wiseman plays gang leader, Sean O’Sullivan in the family-values film, The Frontier Boys which opens at the Carmike Wynnsong 10, in Chattanooga on April 8. Wiseman is a film actor and gospel musician who works out of Springfield, Missouri but whose roots and family remain in Tennessee. His sister, LaBreesaka W. Patton, and her husband are members of the community and pastors at Life and Praise Worship Center in Sparta.
“Living in Tennessee helped me a lot,” said Wiseman. “When I was younger, I had run-ins with the Law. I was always in some form of trouble. Even at the bottom, some still encouraged me and continued to pray for me. After years of rough roads, I started focusing more on my singing and songwriting. This opened doors to be involved in performing in country music videos and later on, feature films as an actor. I know that performing arts has been a key element in getting and keeping me on a better path. Showing The Frontier Boys in Tennessee is one way I can say ‘Thank You,' smile with pride and admit to my friends, family and myself that I'm making it after all.”
The Frontier Boys is the story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and friendship are threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. They are inseparable on and off the court until Brent gets caught up in his older brother’s mixed-up life. Watch the trailer at www.thefrontierboys.com. Electronic press kits and interviews with filmmakers and cast are available.
The Frontier Boys film earned international recognition by winning 2011 Best Feature at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy. The film was also named an official selection of The International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, and of The San Joaquin International Film Festival in Modesto, CA. Since its release earlier this year, Grand Rapids and Northern Michigan theaters have reported sold out shows and record-breaking turnouts.
The Frontier Boys film features performances by country music star Big Kenny, Grammy award-winning Christian artist Rebecca St. James, and former Olympic boxer turned pastor Earthquake Kelley. Also in the film are cameo appearances by Melissa Brock of Superchick and upcoming singer-songwriter Lara Landon. The film’s soundtrack includes Big Kenny, Grammy award-winning Switchfoot, Jesus Culture, Superchick, Manafest and Grooters & Beal.
Ferocious Films (www.ferociousfilms.com) is a distribution company based in Holland, Michigan. The Frontier Boys is its first feature film release and the first of three Frontier Boys films slated for release over the next few years.