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Help Bring Life-impacting movie “Doonby” to your local theater

Please Help Bring
Life-impacting movie “Doonby” to your local theater.
This movie’s message may save lives targeting to teens & college students


Endorsed by: The Vatican, Dove Foundation, Richard Land with the Southern Baptist Convention & more: Doonby

Genre: psychological, mystery thriller about one life does matter told from a Christian worldview perspective with a pro-life message (Great educational tool for teens, college & celebrate recovery)

Tagline: Every nobody is a somebody

General audience
Church audience

Synopsis: Sam Doonby, a mysterious and handsome drifter, steps off an interstate bus and quickly becomes the talk of a small Texas town. After finding work at Leroy’s Country Blues bar, his musical talents make him a small-town star, attracting the attention of Laura, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of local doctor Cyrus Reaper.

Sam seems to always be in the right place at the right time to prevent disasters from happening in the town. Before long, jealousy and suspicion drive the townspeople to question his sudden arrival and motives. Finally, when Laura begins to doubt him as well, he disappears as quickly as he materialized. Soon, everyone realizes that there was more to Sam Doonby than they understood, especially Cyrus and his family as the doctor’s past comes back to haunt him.

Starring John Schneider (October Baby, The Dukes of Hazzard) as Sam Doonby, alongside Jenn Gotzon (God’s Country, Frost/Nixon), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters),Robert Davi (The Goonies, Die Hard), Jennifer O’Neill (Summer or ’42), Joe Estevez and Will Wallace (Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line) directed by Peter Mackenzie, produced by Riverhorse Entertainment and distributed through TUGG.


Call to Action:

1) Select date and time at your local theater through TUGG (anytime Nov 3 to Dec 15).

2) Invite church congregation & support groups to buy their ticket in advance on the TUGG provided link you will receive.

3) Obtain 80 people who purchased tickets (approx. 20 families of 4) and you have the theater reserved for free. If you only receive 79 tickets purchased, the theater showing will be canceled and everyone credit card will be refunded without any penalty to any party involved. (win win situation)

4) After movie, actress Jenn Gotzon who plays female lead Laura Reaper will conduct a Q & A, followed by a mini message encouraging people how to overcome life’s obstacles and find purpose and God’s call in their life.  Director Peter Mackenzie may attend if schedule permits.

5) Questions or need advice, email the helpdesk.


Costs involved: Ms. Gotzon as a guest speaker: donations have ranged from $300 to $1200 for per diem and transportation. She welcomes staying with the church community upon budget being restrictive for food and lodging. Her heart is to minister and mentor.

Media: Jenn Gotzon shares testimony on talkshows: TBN’s JCTV, NET TV’s Portraits of Faith along with 50+ Christian publications ie. Vertical Hope

Jenn GotzonMini bio on actress Jenn Gotzon: Happily married, award winning actress Jenn Gotzon uses her starring roles as a platform to inspire and impact audiences to overcome life’s obstacles (like the characters she plays on-screen) and encourage people how to pursue their God given purpose through her mentor-outreach program Inspiring Audiences.

Gotzon just received an Award of excellence for her role in Doonby and Outstanding Contribution in the World of Entertainment from the Film Advisory Board.

Gotzon’s career break portraying President Nixon’s daughter Tricia Nixon (cameo) in Ron Howard’s 2009 Oscar nominee Frost/Nixon’ launched her as a leading lady in 9 feature films releasing 2013 & 2014 including mystery romance movie about the significance of life “Doonby“, entertaining Ferrari driving family dramedy “God’s Country“, 1700’s French & Indian War true-story inspirational drama “Alone Yet Not Alone“, cyber-war hacker thriller “Dragon Day“, controversial drama “Right to Believe“, crime suspense political thriller
Untouched“, first silent evangelical movie “The Good Book“, 1940’s Old Hollywood dramedy “The Screenwriters“, inspirational drama about the power of prayer “I Am Gabriel“, along with family tv pilot “Heaven Help Us”. All the films are socially relevant with the hope to entertain and inspire.

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