“Space Warriors” Releases in Theaters April 26th and has its Hallmark Channel Original World Television Premiere on Friday, May 31 at 8/7c, as Part of the Walden Family Theater Series
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 25, 2013) – Tobymac’s driving chart topper “Unstoppable” is the featured closing song in Walden Media, ARC Entertainment and Meteor 17’s forthcoming full-length movie “Space Warriors” starring Dermot Mulroney, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Josh Lucas, Thomas Horn (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”) and Danny Glover. The film is directed by Sean McNamara (“Soul Surfer”), produced by Jason Netter and Executive Produced by Spencer Proffer and Trevor Drinkwater. In addition to its theatrical release on April 26, “Space Warriors” will also make its World Television debut as part of the Walden Family Theater series on Hallmark Channel, Friday, May 31 at 8pm ET/PT and 7pm CT.
Tobymac joins Britt Nicole (“All This Time”), emerging artists Flying Machines (“It Doesn’t Matter”), Hudson Moore (“Make it Through”) and Fireworks (“We’re Still Pioneers”) in sonically decorating the film, set at the world-famous U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, home of Space Camp ® and Aviation Challenge.®
With 11 million career albums sold to date, Tobymac recently garnered his 6th Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. The award comes after the album’s impressive debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and iTunes® overall album charts and following his first American Music Award win.
“This wonderful film should inspire and entertain kids all over the world in the space and science arena,” says Tim Hall, USSRC’s media strategist and communications director. “The music in this movie is amazing. It punctuates the film and will resonate with our audience to bring even more attention to it. We here at the Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center could not be happier to be involved.”
“Space Warriors” tells the story of a smart and mischievous teenage boy who dreams of attending Space Camp. He is among six highly skilled teenagers handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. A motley crew with formidable competition, they band in friendship, humor and resourcefulness and ultimately become heroes when danger erupts on the International Space Station and they use their ingenuity to save the day.
In conjunction with the motion picture release, renowned marketing expert, Dennis Rice, CEO of Vision Entertainment who is overseeing the project’s marketing campaign, and Executive Producer Proffer, conceived of a fresh music video vehicle to add to the film’s promotion. Working closely with the film’s editors, Jeff Canavan and Clayton Woodhull, Proffer produced the 3:30 piece that speaks directly to the ethos of Space Camp and the movie.
Featuring footage from the film, punctuated by composer Lawrence Brown’s score, the video montage boasts a 3 song visual tapestry of key songs including Flying Machines “It Doesn’t Matter” (an original written for the movie), Fireworks’ “We’re Still Pioneers,” and Tobymac’s recent hit “Unstoppable.”
The “Music from Space Warriors” video will debut at the film’s world premiere on April 25 at Space Camp prior to the movie’s theatrical release. It will then be syndicated through multiple online outlets, platforms and websites of all the film’s partners as well as via YouTube. To access the video, please visit Space Camp’s YouTube page at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVt4UQXmng8.
Walden Family Theater is a series of Friday night movies on Hallmark Channel for families to enjoy together. It is created with partners Wal-Mart, P&G along with ARC Entertainment. “Space Warriors” will be backed by a significant marketing campaign from the companies involved and will premiere on the big screen at Space Camp on April 25, 2013 in Huntsville, Ala. followed by a theatrical run starting April 26 and its televised premiere on Hallmark Channel on May 31, 2013.