A Nicholas Sparks-style retelling of the Prodigal Son set in the contemporary Heartland in the week leading up to Easter. Targeted for the Faith Based Easter theatrical, Hallmark TV and US Latino markets, the values and attitudes that define Middle America are showcased with a touch of comedy, in a film featuring a multi-cultural, multigenerational cast with elements designed to appeal to the overseas Chinese movie market as well.
When his mother dies a week before Easter, a widowed hotshot LA exec, Nate Lassiter, is confronted with heart-tugging responsibilities. He must finally return, with his daughter Chloe in tow, to his hometown in Ohio. There, he faces the daunting task of signing away his family’s factory. Nate must also confront: a spitfire cousin, unhappy Nate left her to run the factory years ago, a labor-strike lead by his high school wrestling buddy, and a legal battle over the impending sale of the factory – brought on by his high school sweetheart, Grace. Nate’s biggest challenge, however, will be the realization that accepting things you feel you don’t deserve, and giving freely to those you believe aren’t deserving, is giving into God’s grace. Forced to search his soul and embrace his past, he just might reconnect with his God – and fall back in love with his Grace. Once lost in Los Angeles, Nate Lassiter is about to be found in Middle America!