Buckhead Film Group and Reel One Entertainment Worldwide announced that Vertical Entertainment has acquired the North American rights for Robert Eagar’s faith-based sports drama, Full Count.
The film is slated for a U.S. theatrical and VOD release in the fall of 2019.
Full Count tells the story of an unfortunate chain of events that force a young baseball phenom to give up his dreams of playing college baseball and return home to the farm and town he fought so hard to escape. The feature film has already received a Dove Seal of Approval for its faith and integrity themes and content.
Full Count stars John Paul Kakos in his film debut as the lead character. The feature also stars Emmy winner Natalia Livingston (General Hospital), E. Roger Mitchell (American Made, The Equalizer), Adam Boyer (Ozark, Superfly), 3-time Emmy winner Rick Hearst (General Hospital, Guiding Light), Afemo Omilami (Forrest Gump, Saints and Sinners), Victoria Staley (I’m Not Ashamed, Prisoners) and Jason London (The Second Coming of Christ, Dazed and Confused). Robert Eagar helmed the project as director, writer, and executive producer. Martin Kelley, Eddie Singleton and Bennie Swint serve as producers, and Jamie Wingler and Laron Austin serve as co-producers. Veteran faith based filmmaker Joth Riggs (Heartfall, Push) rounds out the producing team as consulting producer.
The deal was negotiated by Josh Spector at Vertical Entertainment and Martin Kelley on behalf of Reel One Entertainment Worldwide and Robert Eagar at Buckhead Film Group. Full Count was shot in Atlanta and Oconee County, Georgia with mainly local cast and crew.