Did you know, that ONE in FIVE American women suffer from depression?   That’s 12 MILLION women!   And contrary to popular belief, depression is not a “normal part of being a woman” nor is it a “female weakness.”

That’s why Amy Samuel, a Christian Evangelist and author is teaming up with filmmaker Jason Campbell to make a movie to tackle this issue.

Samuel who suffered from depression most of her adolescent and young adult life has been sharing her story to women all over the world.  Two years ago, Samuel pinned her award-winning autobiography DON’T GIVE UP; now, that book is the inspiration of a new faith & family Dean Cain film. 

Cain, best known for his role as ‘Superman’ on the ‘Adventures of Lois and Clark’ has made over a dozen faith & family films with Campbell.  Dean visited Samuel this past May and agreed to be a part of the project. 

“With everything going on in the world right now, with more self-isolating, depression among women is on the increase, now is the best time for us to make this film, we need to get the word out and let women know they are not alone and there is help,” said Samuel.

Samuel has self-raised the majority of the projects budget and has an additional $10,000 to raise.  She has set up a Go Fund Me Account HERE.

Depression is serious and it can occur in any woman, at any time, and for various reasons regardless of age, race or income.  This film is not only about awareness but about how women can overcome, be healed and help those suffering to reshape their lives into something amazing and abundant.

Light Up Night in Bridgeport, WV is a celebrated tradition that attracts thousands from its community. It’s truly a magical event! And now, this fairy-tale experience is the setting of a new Dean Cain Christmas movie.

Light Up Night is about all the community Christmas events wrapped around a modern-day Biblical story of Ruth,” Producer Jason Campbell explained.

After her husband dies, Ruth travels with her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to the family farm in Bridgeport, West Virginia. While Ruth tries to save the farm and battle against a new Recreation Center being built nearby, her unique ‘charm’ catches the eye of Bridgeport Mayor, Boaz Perez or just ‘Bo.’

As most Hallmark Christmas film classics go; love prevails and the joy of Christmas heals all wounds.

Production starts in July 2020. However, most of the filming will take place just after Thanksgiving 2020. To get involved, please visit: www.JCFilms.org

This Summer JCFilms will be recruiting local teens to participate in a new Dean Cain family friendly feature film called: HALLOWEEN HEROES.

“Much like the ZOMBIE CLUB, this film is for the in-betweeners: Kids who have aged out of the most cartoon scary movies, but aren't yet old enough for films such as The Conjuring,” says Jason Campbell of JCFilms.

The production will start in early August with a release date of the film on or about Halloween. The film will star actor Dean Cain and will cast over 40 young people. Campbell hopes to cast the entire film locally.

“We have so many talented young people in our community; I hope we can get as many involved in this production as possible,” Campbell said.

When a group of teens from Bridgeport Middle School become magically infused with the powers of their Halloween costumes, they band together to investigate several local spooky legends. Will these haunted folk tales wind up getting the better of them?

The film will be exclusively filmed in Harrison County and casting for the film will done solely online. Please know, the production will comply with local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines and precautions. If you are interested please visit: https://www.jcfilms.org/kidstheater


Also, ​this summer your kids can get involved in our first ever dinner theater production.  Register below to read the script, get casted as a character so you can learn the lines and be part of Mayhem @ Bridgeport Manor.