“Small Group: The Movie,” a film created to offer a fresh look at faith-based cinema, will hit local screens on Friday, Oct. 19. Matt Chastain is the writer, director and actor behind the film.
In the film, documentary filmmaker R. Scott Cooper moves his family from Los Angeles to Athens, Georgia, after being hired to make a film about the dwindling influence of Christianity in America.
Upon arrival, he learns that his producer, Ballard, intends to make a cheap hit-piece rather than an objective documentary. Scott turns the job down to protect his journalistic integrity, but financial difficulties force him to negotiate with Ballard who deceives Scott into believing that he will, in fact, tell an honest story.