This faith-based film follows the story of a bullied teenage girl, Cassandra, who prays that her rival — a popular-but-mean girl named Katie — would discover what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes. She gets her wish when the two girls wake up one morning with their bodies switched. Executive producer Nicole Weider hopes the film helps lessen bullying: “Switched has the power to change people’s lives and give perspective to students who are struggling with bullying and comparison in school.”
“With humor, faith, and deep meaning, the script sets what Weider sees as the foundation for what the film became. “It’s a very culturally relevant film right now, dealing with the online world and cyberbullying. It’s two women measuring themselves against other things than themselves.”
Nicole Weider, who executive produced and plays Skyler Stone in the film Switched, remembers her journey to Los Angeles to pursue acting. The lessons she learned along the way have shaped who she is, as a woman of faith and a filmmaker, to the point where she’s thrilled to share those lessons with others as she tells her story.
The success of faith-based films in recent years has led to a resurgence of Christian movies being made. Although state lockdowns in response to COVID-19 led to the closure of movie theaters nationwide and upended theatrical debuts, streaming services have continued to offer Christian and faith-themed content for audiences. Here’s a list of seven new faith-based movies that will be released this summer and fall, some on streaming platforms and others in theaters.
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