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Film seeks to answer burning teenage questions

Published:Sunday | January 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Keisha Hill, Arts and Education Writer

A young college student involved with an older man and facing big decisions ... should she give him her virginity? Should she succumb to his desires of having unprotected sex ... or should she wait? We have all seen this script unfold so many times and unfortunately, one bad decision often results in tales of teenage pregnancy or even worse the person becoming infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

This plot came to life in the recent premiere of the new mini-film dubbed Way of Escape executed by Christian Youth Ministry 'Our Evidence'.

Produced by Sandie Heron, the seven-minute long production features television producer and presenter Tamara McKayle in the female lead and Peter Bogle in the male lead. The film was edited by videographer and photographer Jovian Blair.

Inspiration

According to Heron, this production was inspired by everyday experiences wherein persons find themselves in troubling situations and then something happens that provides an escape for them. "Persons are able to relate to the message in the production and appreciate the information that is presented. I gave my life to God in 2011 and after praying and asking God for His guidance and plan for my life, He revealed to me in spurts what I should be doing and I am working on it now," Heron said.

In less than a week since the mini-film's release on social media, Way of Escape has received over 300 YouTube views and is making the rounds on Facebook. The goal is to take the message to a wider audience, particularly to empower young women to think carefully when making decisions.

Our Evidence

'Our Evidence' was birthed in November 2011 out of a desire to know my true purpose and calling. It happened after I embarked on a journey with God and began to seek Him on the direction I should take. I really did not have a clue but little by little the revelations came. Things that I thought were mere hobbies or little quirks in my personality became the very things that I realised he wanted me to use." Heron said.

The mini-film is just one in a series of production by the 'Our Evidence' team, which also produces articles, video blogs and drama presentations on everyday experiences to reach youth by using social media.

Next project

The next project dubbed Who can cast a stone? is set for release in April.

"My heart's desire is to use my passion for creative writing and videography to inspire and uplift others. I know that if I can do that for even just one person it would be worth it.

What is presented here is evidence from my journey as well as the evidence presented by others. Together, we give 'Our Evidence' of the goodness of God. What He has done for us, we know that He can do for you, too, if you only choose to trust and believe in Him," Heron said.

For more information visit Website: http://www.ourevidence.com/index.php/welcome or

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ourevidence?fref=ts or YouTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAIjAI3f_3ySrJLz2FapDA

keisha.hill@gleanerjm.com