• Movie filmed in Atlanta to donate all proceeds to local charities

    By: Berndt Petersen


    ATLANTA - While Hollywood may be all about keeping the profits, the latest film shot in Atlanta will break the mold.

    Producers of the movie “90 Minutes in Heaven” plan to donate all the proceeds to local charities.

    "Life gives us circumstances sometimes beyond our control,” film producer Rick Jackson said.

    Jackson has been there. He started from humble beginnings in a foster home.

    Decades later, the Fulton County businessman formed a company called Giving Films that will donate its profits to local charities.

    “90 Minutes in Heaven” is his first movie. It’s based on the true story of a preacher who died in a car accident and then came back.

    Organizations like Faithbridge Foster Care based in Alpharetta are in line to benefit from the box office.

    "It was pretty exciting to think that such a big idea has so quickly come to fruition,” Faithbridge Director Bill Hancock said.

    Jackson hopes the movie will mean more than just the money to the foster children he hopes to help.

    "They're concerned about what their life is going to be. Does anybody love me? And so, I'm hoping this film will give them hope and faith,” Jackson said.

    The movie stars Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth. 

    It opens in theaters across the country on Sept. 11, but Tuesday night a group of foster kids will get a chance to see the movie for free at its premiere at the Fox Theater.

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