Joel Smallbone—two-time Grammy-winning artist from the Christian band For King & Country—is the lead actor in the film Priceless, playing James Stevens, the troubled main character. The film was released on October 14, 2016, preceding the release of the song “Priceless” by the For King & Country band.
From Variety.com: “PRICELESS is the first film from the Smallbone Brothers. Ben Smallbone directs from the script by Chris Dowling and Tyler Poelle. The film was produced by Steve Barnett (300). David Smallbone and Luke Smallbone serve as executive producers, and Jacob “Cubbie” Fink is a co-producer. Roadside will release the film in theatres nationwide on October 14.”
Here are some of the lyrics from their song, titled the same as the film, which is so powerful.
Mirror mirror, mirror on the wall, Tellin’ those lies, pointing out your flaws, That isn’t who you are, That isn’t who you are… It might be hard to hear, but let me tell you dear…
If you could see what I can see, I know you would believe,
That isn’t who you are
There’s more to who you are…
So when it’s late, you’re wide awake
Too much to take
Don’t you dare forget that in the pain
You can be brave, hear me say
I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you (oh so priceless)
Irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable
Darling, it’s beautiful
I see it all in you (oh so priceless)…”
Click here to get the single on iTunes, from the Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. album.
“Inspired by true events, PRICELESS is the powerful drama/thriller about James Stevens, who at one time was a good man with a great life—but this has drastically changed. After the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his little girl, James now finds himself at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate and unable to hold down a steady job, he agrees to drive a box truck on a one-time trip cross country for cash—no questions asked. But when he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice. Can love, strength and faith redefine his past and change the course of his future? This unlikely hero must risk it all, confront the forces that oppose him and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live.”
The film is about the atrocities of human trafficking and sheds a light on what happens to real people in our generation. Let us pray this film shines a light in the darkness, and let us pray that the sex trafficking and the industry in general is shut down and put to a stop, in Jesus’ name. Let us also pray for the success of the film and for those involved in the film. Go to the official website for the movie at pricelessthemovie.com.
PI Girls, have you listened to the For King & Country album and/or have you seen the film?
[Images: Radiate Films/Roadside Attractions]