On February 14-17, Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Houston, Texas will host the first annual Texas Christian Film Festival. You can learn more about the festival by going to TXCFF.com. “The Guardian” is one of the films being shown.
“The Guardian” is a short film (15 minutes in length) written in 2010. The screenwriter was a sophomore at Pasadena High School when she won Houston’s Cross Wind Productions’ Teen Scriptwriter Contest. The prize for her winning was to have her screenplay professionally produced. While most sophomore aged high school girls are worried about getting a date with the star quarterback, this screenwriter had her sights set on bigger things.
“The Guardian” is a wonderful film of finding God in our midst. The short film follows the life a young teenage girl who has lost her father and her way in life. Her home life is not the greatest and she is looking for someone. In a strange encounter, she befriends a homeless man who for some reason cares for her. Through her interaction with this man (played by Houston’s own Wayne Dehart) she sees that God’s hand is active and alive.
While the film is short, the message is powerful.
3 out of 4 stars
Update: We have received word that this film is a finalist at the Milan Film Festival in Milan, Italy. Congrats!