'A Week Away' Premieres as Netflix's First Faith-Filled Musical
When given the choice between being sentenced to juvenile detention or attending a Christian summer camp, Will Hawkins embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the most unlikely of ways.
During his week away at camp, Hawkins, played by Kevin Quinn, meets the camp director's daughter (Bailee Madison), whose faith encourages him to open his eyes to a world of belonging and community he didn't realize was even possible for a "troubled teen" like him.
In the first faith-centered musical to air on Netflix, the story "for the entire family" will "visibly move audiences through tears and laughter," co-producer Gabriel Vasquez says.
Former Christian host of The View Sherri Shepherd, co-producer and actress in the film, expressed her excitement when it was announced that Netflix would be airing the upcoming family drama.
Just found out my movie "A Week Away" was bought by @netflix ... it's a faith based musical and Lord they got me singing...Posted by Sherri Shepherd on Friday, May 1, 2020
The High School Musical meets church youth group story-type film features recordings of popular Christians songs by artists such as Amy Grant, for King & Country, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. Award-winning producer Adam Watts (High School Musical 3) composed the music.
Female star Bailee Madison, who got her start in Bridge to Terabithia, has long been vocal about her faith, and from a young age professed: "If you have God in your life, if you just look to your heavenly Father, despite struggles and hard times, He is always watching over you."
Watch the full trailer here and watch A Week Away when it premieres on Netflix March 26.
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