THE COUNTDOWN EPISODE NINE PRESS KIT

LOG LINE

Juanita, who was molested as a child, shared her long kept secret of her struggles against suicidal thoughts and how she arrived at the forgiveness of her attacker, with her sister and childhood friends.

SYNOPSIS

5 childhood friends gather together to celebrate the baby gender reveal of Juanita Walker, who has in the last 4 years turned into someone who is very different than who they grew up with. They begin to reminisce about their past then the conversations moves to questions that burned in their hearts about Juanita’s drastic life change!

All 4 girls were shocked by what Juanita shared with them and even became appalled about how she found closure over her personal struggles.

When friends and family began the countdown to reveal the gender of Juanita and Anthony’s offspring they were unaware that there was another countdown about to take place that would make a eternal difference in all of their destinies.

CAST AND KEY MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES

Jala Buckley Jala E. Buckley is a 23-year-old talented young lady from Pontiac, MI. She began singing at the age of two when her great-grandmother taught her “THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE”. At age seven, she started writing songs to express her feelings. Jala’s dream of becoming a recording artist has compelled her to practice and attend numerous engagement, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet (NAACP) presented by The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition, in the choir ensemble for The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American “Oh, Freedom!” Musical tribute with music legend Patti Austin , Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and a member of the Detroit Choral Society and Wayne State University Choir 

Jala has performed in the Robert Bennett concert version of “The George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess”, conductor Jeff Tyzik, the Detroit Mass Choir under the director, Sean Hardin, movies filmed in Detroit “I Declare War” which is now featured on Netflix and Amazon Prime, “Welcome to Faith-Town Real Love”, “Behind it all” director Stefanie Jamison-Payne, “My Step Kid’z” and “The Rapture Chronicles”.  Jala  gives thanks to God and her late grandmother Verna J. Crump and family. Jala is the proud daughter of Shawn Y. Crump and the late John E. Buckley Sr.

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney Isaiah Hobson is a minister, actor, writer, director, producer, chef, inventor, and entrepreneur born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Rodney Isaiah has a heart for helping people to succeed in everything God has called them to do.

 

 

 

Gerald & Carol Ervin are one of the hardest working couples in contemporary gospel. Not only are they vocalists, whose stage name is Sounds of Imani; but they are also actors, indie filmmakers, and radio hosts of the syndicated radio show “Give God the Glory Broadcast” on Right Now Praizz Radio. The couple enjoys operating their independently owned Right Now Praizz radio station and TV network.  They appreciate the wonderful opportunity to appear in the awesome films created by their longtime friend Dray Hill.

The couple, affectionately known as Dr. G & Dr C, enjoy bringing encouraging and life changing events to people in their community.  Gerald & Carol earned their honorary doctorate in 2020 from St. Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville, FL because of their continuous community work for 26 years.  Gerald is a COVID-19 survivor who was hospitalized in March 2020 and recovered. It’s great to be alive!

Monica Hill developed a love for the things of God , and a deep passion for the Word of God over 30 years ago. She was honored to be asked to teach Bible studies, where she also created in depth lesson plans to help others increase in Bible knowledge.

Monica has always loved to sing and was blessed to sing in stellar choirs spanning two decades. Recently Monica had the privilege of singing background vocals with her husband, on an original gospel chart selection titled, “Good”. Monica enjoys being active in worship, and delights in serving! Monica has served as usher, choir member, praise dancer, food server & outreach ministries. Over the years she also participated in stage plays at church, and in 2019 she did her first voice-over In Episode 4 of The Award Winning Rapture Chronicles Series! In 2020,  Monica Hill starred in the mini episode, “ In One Moment” and she will be appearing as a main character in an upcoming episode of The Rapture Chronicles that will be released later this year. 

 

 

 

Carmen Greer  is  an educator, writer, director and actress.  She began working in her church’s drama ministry  more than 18 years ago. While she has always loved a good story, it was while working in her church ministry that her passion  and creativity  to share God’s  love  through the arts grew.  Responding to an online  casting call with church  house  productions she has furthered her desire  to share God’s love through  drama.  Rapture  chronicles  has allowed to to work both on and off the screen which she thoroughly  enjoys. Carmen looks  forward  to  working on more productions in the future.

 

 

 

 

Staffy Blakely grew up in Detroit, Michigan immersed in the soulful sounds of Gospel music. Her boisterous voice could be heard singing praises and witnessing at her elementary school.  At the age of 10, she held her first revival in the backyard of her home. Many children tarried and were saved, delivered, and set free.  Raised in Christian Love Tabernacle of Holiness Church under the late Pastor Ann Doucet. She studied the art of Gospel music and decorum from the late Elder Willie Smith. She was instrumental in creating the Gospel Choir. 

She served this aggregation of minstrels for over 21 years. Traveling the United States, Canada and Jamaica extensively she went on the record a CD entitled “Get To The Concept” under the Dorohn Record label. Her parents, Dr. Marshall Hall and Evangelist Carolyn Hall became Pastor and founder of New Foundation Christian Center where she served simultaneously as minister-of-music and Youth Pastor. She has shared the stage with many prominent artists like Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, The Clark Sisters, Thomas Whitfield, Evangelist Esther Smith, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong to name a few. 

 

 

 

 

Taylore Marcia was born and raised on the west side of Detroit. Although she has a quiet and introverted nature, Taylore was a natural performer. She found her passion for entertainment at the age of 8 years old through performing with her church and school choir. As a preteen Taylore began acting and modeling: performing with Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit and earning the title of Miss Michigan Teen Plus America 2015.

Taylore is currently Miss Curve Michigan and the owner of Grandgirl Aesthetics. She has performed in dozens of stage plays, films, and runways around the country. She uses her free time writing short stories, creating positive content, and engaging with her community. Ms.Marcia is a proud woman of God and loves spending time with her family, especially her baby sister Victory. When asked what’s in the future she stated “I honestly don’tknow what the future holds but I believe God wrote my destiny from the end to the beginning. What he has for me is greater than anything I can fathom and that is the life that I desire.

JALA BUCKLEY
RODNEY ISAIAH HOBSON
DR'S GERALD & CAROL ERVIN
MONICA HILL
CARMEN GREER
STAFFY BLAKELY
TAYLORE MARCIA

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

How: We filmed in two different locations. The outside scenes were at one location and the inside scenes were at our second location. Three cameras were used. Two of them were Cannons, which for set statically to the right and the left of the characters. The third camera which was an iPhone 13 Pro, was used in the roaming and up close shots. ProTools was used to compose the music for specific scenes that I wanted to set a mood for. And I use adobe premiere for video editing.

Why: When making each episode, I think that it is important to keep reminding the church that Jesus is really, actually going to return to gather up his people, via (catching away/the rapture). I also think is important to weave into the fabric of the story one or more negative life challenging situations or thought processes to cause people to examine themselves. Each episode is used as a tool to continue to spread the gospel by introducing this reality to unchurched people, in hopes that they may be convicted to the point that they were asked the question what must I do to be saved and be ready for the rapture.

How: We filmed in two different locations. The outside scenes were at one location and the inside scenes were at our second location. Three cameras were used. Two of them were Cannons, which for set statically to the right and the left of the characters. The third camera which was an iPhone 13 Pro, was used in the roaming and up close shots. ProTools was used to compose the music for specific scenes that I wanted to set a mood for. And I use adobe premiere for video editing.

Why: When making each episode, I think that it is important to keep reminding the church that Jesus is really, actually going to return to gather up his people, via (catching away/the rapture). I also think is important to weave into the fabric of the story one or more negative life challenging situations or thought processes to cause people to examine themselves. Each episode is used as a tool to continue to spread the gospel by introducing this reality to unchurched people, in hopes that they may be convicted to the point that they were asked the question what must I do to be saved and be ready for the rapture.

CONTACT DRAY  https://churchouseproductions.com/contact/

Wow! I got chills watching that!!!

E Loyld

Creative editing, scared me. I’ve watched a lot of classic horror films in my time without flinching, but this segment gave me goosebumps. It raised the hairs on my arms. It’s frightening.

Kevin and Kristen Collier, founders of Creative Motion Network

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