Abel’s Field
by Phil Boatwright

“An inspiring story of faith, friendship and finding hope in unlikely places” debuts on DVD Jan. 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films/Provident Films. Kevin Sorbo, Samuel Davis, Richard Dillard. Directed by Gordie Haakstad from a screenplay by Aron Flasher

FILM SYNOPSIS: Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (Soul Surfer’s Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.

The DVD comes with the bonus featurette From the Sidelines: The Making of Abel’s Field, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the story and characters, as well as what it was like to shoot in Texas. Directed by Gordie Haakstad from a screenplay by Aron Flasher, Abel's Field was produced by Tore Knos.

Great line: "How do you know the right way? It’s usually the hardest.”

Spiritually uplifting.

With a running time of approximately 108 minutes, Abel's Field is rated PG for thematic elements, brief violence and a smoking image.