An EXTRAORDINARY new movie from Liberty University

 First-student driven film to have a national theatrical release 

By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service 

poster for EXTRAORDINARY smallerLYNCHBURG, VA (ANS – August 2017) -- EXTRAORDINARY is the first student-driven film to have a national theatrical release. Sixty Liberty University film students based at Lynchburg, Virginia, worked on the project, alongside professional filmmakers, actors and production keys.

The result is a high-quality film made – in part – by the next generation of filmmakers.

An impressive cast headlines EXTRAORDINARY, including Leland Klassen (Alter Egos), Shari Rigby (October Baby), Karen Abercrombie (War Room), and Kirk Cameron (Fireproof).

About the story:

Shooting scene from EXTRAORDINARY smallerThe seemingly endless road beckons. Well beyond exhausted, his body trudges onward -- quitting is never an option. Aiming toward the finish line of another transcontinental race, he senses his prize this time is much greater than any medal or honor. Every step leads him closer to home.

Based on a true marriage journey, EXTRAORDINARY tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well.

Running the race from EXTRAORDINARY smallerAlthough proud of his incredible athletic accomplishments and the impact he has on his students, David’s family continuously pays a high price for his years of competitive running. Following his open-heart surgery and irreparable damage to his knees, Nancy is ready for Dave to hang up his racing shoes for good and focus his boundless energy on their family. Instead, feeling called by God to “inspire people one last time,” Dave sets off for a 2,900-mile race across America.

The film will premiere for one night only through Fathom Events on Thursday, September 7th. Tickets can be found on, while further information is available on the film’s website.

Photo captions: 1) A poster for the movie. 2) Shooting a scene from the movie. 3) Running the 2,900-mile race. 3) Dan Wooding with Dolly Parton on the red-carpet at the Movieguide® awards show, where Dan has been a regular for many years.

Dan Wooding with Dolly Parton at Movieguide awardsAbout the writer: Dan Wooding, 76, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 54 years. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He is also the author of numerous books and has two US-based TV programs, including “Inside Hollywood with Dan Wooding” --[on-demand]%20inside-hollywood.html -- and also a weekly radio show. Dan’s, most recent honor was a top humanitarian award at a film festival in Beverly Hills, California, for his long-standing reporting on persecuted Christians around the world. It was presented to him by his son, Peter Wooding.

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