News and Press Releases
RECENT NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:
April, 2013 New Shepherd Films announces new book. 'Memoirs of an Angel' from author/director Jim Huggins is now available from OakTara Publishers. The book that started it all, with never-before-released stories, provides a heartwarming and inspiring read!
May, 2012. New Shepherd Films announces sponsorship of Big Oak Ranch - Christian Home for Children. A portion of all proceeds will go to help these children have a bright future!
Apr, 2012. FOOTPRINTS novelization coming to paperback and e-book June 1st! OakTara Publishers is partnering with New Shepherd Films to bring this true story of love and redemption to a bookstore near you!
Feb, 2012. FOOTPRINTS is coming to DVD! New Shepherd Films announced they have set the domestic (US) release for March 1st. The company is also offering a special pre-release price of $14.99 with free shipping and handling up until the release in March. Advance copies may be purchased exclusively at www.footprintsmovie.com.
Dec, 2011. New Shepherd Films presents FOOTPRINTS at National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Luxe as a fundraiser for German Shepherd Rescue of New England. A portion of all ticket and merchandise proceeds will be donated to this superb animal rescue organization...which also played a signigficant role our finding our lead K9 star for the movie!
Nov, 2011. New Shepherd Films signs international distribution agreement with Humble Pie Entertainment and Innovative Film Investments for South Africa and surrounding countries.
Oct, 2011. FOOTPRINTS, 1 of 15 films out of 181 from around the world, is selected as a semi-finalist at Transforming Stories International Film Festival!
- FOOTPRINTS domestic DVD release announcement (2/6/12)
- New Shepherd Films prepares FOOTPRINTS for DVD release in 2012
- FOOTPRINTS showing at National Amusements Showcase Cinemas to help benefit regional animal rescue group
- Following in the tracks of Sony Picture's "Hachi-A Dog's Tale" starring Richard Gere, FOOTPRINTS to hold its Rhode Island premier at the Stadium Theater.
- FOOTPRINTS is making tracks around the world!
- Texas premier of FOOTPRINTS a first for historic theater
- FOOTPRINTS premieres through Flagship Cinemas in theaters from Florida to Maine!
- FOOTPRINTS is "the kind of story our troubled times needs more of." Bob Kemp for "Renew America"
- "It’s so well done, that even a cat person will love it." - Times-Record
- FOOTPRINTS earns 4 Doves and receives the Dove Seal of Approval!
- Dr. Ted Baehr says "FOOTPRINTS is well worth watching" as it earns a 4+ Exemplary rating for story telling from movieguide.org!
While New England may not be the first place you'd think to look for an independent, faith-based film company, you can find us on the Southcoast of Massachusetts!
New Shepherd Films is located on the 3rd floor at 397 Bay Street in Fall River, MA just below Kennedy Park.
We tell stories! Specifically, we tell true stories that highlight God at work in everyday lives. Everyday!
Given the pace of our society today...with all the demands and pressures we face each day...it's easy to lose sight of the fact that God really does exist and that He's involved in our lives. Engaging stories are a great way to slow down and see the world around you from a different perspective!
Jim Huggins, Russ Dougherty,and Leslee Huggins are New Shepherd Films. Jim and Russ are the heart of the creative development team while Leslee provides unwavering support and is a key member of the management team.