The world premiere and red carpet event for 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN heralds the Sept. 11 national debut of the stirring story of Don Piper, who died in a highway accident, experienced heaven, then returned to life with severe physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is based on Piper’s New York Times bestseller of the same name, more than 7 million books sold.
The red carpet for 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN features stars Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth, Michael W. Smith, Jason Kennedy and Tyler Smith; Producer Rick Jackson of Giving Films; and the Piper family—Don, Eva, Nicole, Chris and Joe.
Tuesday, Sept. 1—Red Carpet/Premiere/Q&A
660 Peachtree St. NE
5 p.m.—Media check in and reserved seating
5 p.m.—General red-carpet arrivals
6 p.m.—Red-carpet arrivals of cast/crew
7 p.m.—Premiere of 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN
9:05 p.m.—Onstage Q&A with cast/crew
Wednesday, Sept. 2—Press Junket
The Georgian Terrace
659 Peachtree St. NE
8:30 a.m.—Media check in for junket
9 a.m.-1 p.m.—Individual and roundtable interviews
For press credentials to attend the red carpet, screening and press junket, contact: Monique Sondag 214-536-4319 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lucas Fairchild 214-577-9852 email@example.com
Don Piper died Jan. 18, 1989, when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don’s body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. His soul, meanwhile, experienced love, joy and life as he’d never known before. Don was in Heaven.
When another pastor’s prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle. Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven’s bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids and friends near and far, Don clung to his faith in God and fought to regain a semblance of his previous life. The Piper family’s incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life—and death—brings hope and encouragement to all who see it.
Starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is based on the inspiring New York Times bestseller with 7 million books sold. In theaters everywhere this fall, hope lives.
What about ‘Heaven Tourism’ Stories?
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven recently came out as fabricated and publishers rushed to pull it. So what about other accounts? 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN details Don Piper’s immediate death from a head-on collision, his 90-minute visit to heaven and his return to a life of faith-shaking pain and physical rehab. And for years he kept the story to himself. “Piper struck me as a reliable witness,” Christianity Today editor Mark Galli wrote. “Piper simply had the look and sound of sanity, of someone who was telling the truth, whose word was his bond.” Talk to filmmakers about their focus on the true telling of an amazing story.
Stars Align for Faith Films
Booming star power and box-office numbers show the maturing faith-film genre. Talk to Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS, JUMPER) and Kate Bosworth (BLUE CRUSH, SUPERMAN RETURNS) on what attracted them to 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN.
Giving Films Gives Away the Profits
When has a film company formed to send all profits to charities that help women and children? 90 MINUTES Producer Rick Jackson founded Giving Films to be a “giving engine.” Ask Jackson Healthcare’s founder about his bold new philanthropy that begins with 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN
For interviews, contact: Michael Conrad, Michael@Lovell-Fairchild.com 214-616-0320
For more about 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, and for press materials, go to: Lovell-Fairchild.com
About Giving Films
Giving Films tells stories that reach faith-and-family film audiences through high-quality production and storytelling and open doors to wider audiences. All profits from Giving Films gof to charity.
About Samuel Goldwyn Films
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries, working with world-renowned and emerging writers and directors. Goldwyn is committed to filmed entertainment, offering original voices in uniquely told stories. SamuelGoldwynFilms.com