THE SONG: A musical movie for the restless

When screenwriter and movie director Richard Ramsey got the idea to portray the biblical King Solomon as a country music singer-songwriter, he wondered to himself whether he was going "a little nuts." 

"But the more he thought about it, the more intriguing the idea became," he recently told Natalie Gillespie at Christian Retailing magazine. The result isTHE SONG, an upcoming September theatrical release more than two years in the making that tells a gripping tale of what fame, fortune and sins of the flesh can do to true love.

Ramsey calls it “a film for the restless,” referencing Jeremiah 29:13, which states: “You will find me when you seek me with all of your heart.”

"Starring Nashville actors Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner and Caitlin Nicol Thomas," writes Gillespie, THE SONG tells the story of Jed King, a singer-songwriter (and son of a famous singer named David King) who makes it to the big time and almost loses his family and his life in the process. The film contains 11 original songs, including a beautiful title track performed by Powell and Thomas. Powell plays guitar, and Thomas shows off her violin and vocal skills throughout the film, which was screened twice for retailers and suppliers Monday night at ICRS in Atlanta. The actors also played the title track live before several hundred retailers."

“When I first read the script, it impacted me,” Powell said. “It still impacts me every time I see it.”

The movie is a City on a Hill Production, and includes a partnership with best-selling author and pastor Kyle Idleman who told Gillespie “it’s an honest look at love, sex, marriage and true satisfaction in life.”.