To End All Wars
“A true story about the will to survive, and the courage to forgive.”
War Drama Written by Brian Godawa A true story about Allied P.O.W.s who endure harsh treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors during World War II while they are forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. One man finds hope in creating a “jungle university” to teach the men Plato, Shakespeare and the Bible. An epic story of war, courage and forgiveness. It’s about the triumph of the human spirit over man’s inhumanity to man, and one man’s journey from the prison of self-survival to the freedom of self-sacrifice.
2003 – Showcase selection, Cinema for Peace, Cannes Film Festival.
2002 – Grand Prize Best Picture Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival. Commander in Chief Medal of Service, Honor & Pride, Veterans of Foreign Wars Picture of the Year, Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Opening or closing position at the following film festivals: Toronto Film Festival; Cannes Film Festival; Telluride Film Festival; Heartland Film Festival; Taormina Film Festival, Sicily; Rainbow Film Festival, London; Hawaii Film Festival; Bermuda Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival; Nashville Film Festival; American Renaissance Film Festival; Pasadena Film Festival.
To End All Wars (trailer) from Brian Godawa on Vimeo.
“Some lies just have to be told.”
Historical Drama Written by Fred Foote and Brian Godawa
Alleged is a romantic drama based on events using both historical and fictional elements occuring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased father’s weekly newspaper and living in a tiny town in steep decline. Seeing the “Monkey Trial” as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break into the journalistic big leagues, Charles manages to insert himself into the middle of the “Trial of the Century.” Once in the midst of this staged event, however, he is torn between his love for the more principled Rose, his fiancée, and the escalating moral compromises that he is asked to make as the eager protégé of H.L. Mencken, America’s most colorful and influential columnist.
Alleged (trailer) from Brian Godawa on Vimeo.
“Everyone has their demons.”
Written by Brian Godawa
Based on the bestseller by Frank Peretti
Peretti’s supernatural thriller tells the story of a mysterious stranger (Edward Furlong) and his three associates, who arrive in a small town and perform miracles on those who would follow. Who is this charismatic drifter the townspeople have chosen to follow? Is he the true messiah, a false prophet or something far more sinister? While the town is blinded by the seduction of the supernatural, it’s up to an ex-minister (Martin Donovan) to confront his own inner demons and unlock the bizarre and shocking secrets of evil unleashed by the town’s choices before time runs out for the soul of Antioch.
The Visitation (trailer) from Brian Godawa on Vimeo.
Change your Life!
“If you live in America and you’re not a millionaire, you didn’t get the memo.”
Written by Adam Christing and Brian Godawa
Adam Christing hosts this hilarious mockumentary following a group of six average Americans pursuing the American dream: Get Rich Quick! And they’re going to do it through multi-level marketing. Super Success guru, Simon Martinez and his wife, Melinda (played by Hollywood stars Tony Plana and Ada Maris) are coming to town with their marketing strategy of how to make money, hosted at the big convention called Successpo! Where everyone is a winner, not a whiner, and every sentence ends in an exclamation point! They’re just typical people like you or me, trying to make a little extra money, or build a nest egg for their future. But they’ll end up doing just about anything to make those big bucks. But just remember one thing: IT’S NOT A PYRAMID SCHEME! HONEST!