Daily Indie Trailer Insights – I’m Not Ashamed Official Trailer 1 (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

“I’ve always been drawn to hands. I think it’s because it’s the way we touch people,” wrote Rachel Joy Scott in her journal. “If one person could go out of their way to show compassion, it could start a chain reaction.” After praying, “Father, use my life to touch the world and let your light shine through me,” Rachel’s renewed commitment to Jesus played out compassionately and powerfully at her high school and around the world. Pure Flix presents I’M NOT ASHAMED, the inspiring true story of Rachel Joy Scott at Columbine High School. When her hopes and dreams seemed to end, God was just getting started.

What the trailer tells us

Principles, morals, and compassion. Young Rachel Joy Scott is a religious person who feels devoted to God, however, the many challenges that face her lies in high school where her faith is tested.

The trailer shows many scenes that present bullying right in front of her face and you get the sense that a consistent theme is how she handles the bullying of other people using her faith in God. Showing compassion is the core of the narrative it seems.

One of the main quotes from the trailer that I pointed out is “I am not like other people”. Faith tends to be very challenged in the modern world today but I could only assume it is even more challenging amongst teenagers at High School especially when a majority of teens try to fit in so they merge within the community of the school and if you do not fit in then you are undoubtedly bullied. The trailer itself is a little too light for its subject matter but I guess it depends on who the audience is intended for. The music is the typical guitar you hear in a high school flick.

For the premise of the story, the trailer did not feel serious enough for me and it looked like another High School story set in America however it is based on an inspiring true story so time will only tell if it delivers.

General Information

Starring: Masey McLain, Sadie Robertson, Ben Davies
Director: Brian Baugh

Excitement rating: 2 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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