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It’s official. ‘The Islands’ hits theaters March 2019!

God is good. ‘The Islands’ hits theaters in March 2019!

Please pray for the film as we’re under constant attack from the enemy for doing this story.

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Article on the Volcano and the film

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Epic Journey – watch the film now!

Mira Sorvino wraps ‘The Islands’

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October 30, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

‘The Islands’ hits theaters March 15, 2019

‘The Islands’ movie will hit theaters nationwide on March 15, 2019.

‘The Islands’ is based on the true story of a Hawaiian queen who found Christ over two hundred years ago and challenged the volcano god by going into the active volcano. It’s considered one of the greatest acts of moral courage by a world leader.

The film has been screening at premiers around the world with Chey introducing the film. He will be in Tokyo in early October showing the film and then on to Hong Kong.

Academy-Award winning actress Mira Sorvino plays one of the Boston missionaries to arrive into Hawaii in 1821. The film has received a lot of positive media attention for using Native Hawaiians/Polynesians in the lead roles.

“I was thrilled to work with Mira on this important film,” says Chey. “She was so courageous and even did her own stunt work in rescuing a villager in the rain and riding a horse.”

Sorvino, who has been in the news lately regarding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged blacklisting of the actress for refusing his sexual advances, was always at the top of Chey’s list to play Lucy Thornton.

“I hired Mira way before the Harvey thing broke out and was so sad to hear about how Mira was possibly blacklisted,” continues Chey. “There are too many rumor-mills in our industry and it’s very unfortunate that innocent people are swept up and grinded out.”

Sorvino also starred opposite Teuria Shanti Napa, Ricky Sua’ava, Malia Marquez, Michael Camp, Lehi Makisi Falepapalangi, and legendary actor John Savage.

Chey also produced the faith-based movie ‘Freedom’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal) that was shot on the Amistad and also produced and directed Sony Pictures ‘Slamma Jamma’ (Michael Irvin, Chris Staples) which had a national theater release on March 24, 2017. The film hit 502 theaters in 281 cities across the U.S.

“The Islands”

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October 30, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Christmas Stories” Begins Filming January 2019; Tim Chey directing

Hi Everyone!

Here’s a press release on our latest movie, ‘Christmas Stories’

“The high-profile faith-based film, “Christmas Stories” will start shooting this December.

The film focuses on ten true stories that happen on Christmas Eve. The epic film will go from New York City to the battlefields of World War II to plains of Africa – all on Christmas Eve and will put Christ back into Christmas with these profound stories.

The producers are planning to release ‘Christmas Stories’ into 3,000 theaters in November 2019.

“I’ve wanted to make a Christmas movie that really reflects why the season is so important,” says Tim Chey, the director. “The world really needs a Savior right now and that Savior is Christ the Lord.”

One of the stories involves the true story of a Colombian woman who was going to kill her husband on Christmas Eve by orders from Pablo Escobar. But that night, she heard a church singing ‘Silent Night’. Drawn into the church, she gave her life to Christ and told Escobar what happened at great risk to her life.

Chey uncovered the Columbian story as he traveled to over 30 countries for his ‘Epic Journey’ film that aired prime-time on Daystar TV to 80 million homes

Another story involves the incredible true story of how the seminal Christmas song, ‘O Holy Night’, was written against all odds and how the song was almost lost and found several times. Starting in a French Chateau in the 1800’s and continuing on through the Civil War.

“I believe we’re going to hit a giant home-run for the Lord,” says Chey. “All to make Jesus known throughout the world.”

Chey runs the third largest faith-based production company, RiverRain Productions, and his partners are currently raising over $1 billion to create the largest faith-based studio.

Chey’s other films, “Freedom” (Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sharon Leal) for Showtime on the early life of John Newton, writer of ‘Amazing Grace’, “David and Goliath” (Miles Sloman), and “Slamma Jamma” for Sony Pictures.

His latest film, ‘The Islands’ (Mira Sorvino, Ricky Sua’ava) hits theaters in the Spring 2019.

Shooting on Christmas Stories

Tim Chey’s Christmas Stories – Filming in January 2019

Official Website for ‘Christmas Stories’

Interview with Carman

God bless!

Tim Chey

September 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Watch ‘Epic Journey’ Now

For those of you who missed ‘Epic Journey’ on Daystar TV, here it is in it’s entirety:

‘Epic Journey’ – Movie

We initially shot the film in 27 countries (although it expanded to 40 countries later) about people who found God in impossible situations.

The film aired on Daystar TV last year and reached 80 million households around the world!

Enjoy and stay blessed!

Tim Chey

June 17, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Live Reaction at ‘The Islands’ Movie Premiere

Great premiere for ‘The Islands Movie – thanks to all who came! We had over 1,200 people with hundreds on the waiting list – you can see the reaction here:

Live Reaction at ‘The Islands’ Movie premiere

The film hits theaters in November 2018 – please keep the film in prayer!

May 8, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

MIRA SORVINO WRAPS FILMING ON ‘THE ISLANDS’ MOVIE

Academy-Award winning actress Mira Sorvino wrapped filming on the movie, ‘The Islands’ set to hit theaters in November 2018.

Sorvino plays one of the first missionaries to arrive into Hawaii in 1821. Based on the true story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.

The film has received a lot of positive media attention for using Native Hawaiians/Polynesians in the lead roles.

“I was thrilled to work with Mira on this important film,” says Director Tim Chey. “She was so courageous and even did her own stunt work in rescuing a villager in the rain and riding a horse.”

Sorvino, who has been in the news lately regarding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged blacklisting of the actress for refusing his sexual advances, was always at the top of Chey’s list to play Lucy Thornton.

“I hired Mira way before the Harvey thing broke out and was so sad to hear about how Mira was possibly blacklisted,” continues Chey. “There are too many rumor-mills in our industry and it’s very unfortunate that innocent people are swept up and grinded out.”

Sorvino also starred opposite Teuria Shanti Napa, Ricky Sua’ava, Malia Marquez, Michael Camp, Lehi Makisi Falepapalangi, and legendary actor John Savage.

‘The Islands’ is one of four movies that are being shot on Hawaii’s epic history.

Over 13,000 actors submitted for ‘The Islands’, including over 800 Native Hawaiian actors.

“I think Mira could be nominated again in 2019 for another Oscar,” says Chey. “Her commitment as an actress is without peer. She’s an undying perfectionist and performed admirably despite having only a tent instead of trailer to rest in.”

Chey also produced ‘Freedom’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal) that was shot on the Amistad and ‘David and Goliath’ filmed in North Africa and London. He also produced and directed Sony Pictures ‘Slamma Jamma’ (Michael Irvin, Chris Staples) which had a national theater release on March 24, 2017. The film hit 502 theaters in 281 cities across the U.S.

Sorvino is repped by Ryan Martin at APA, Savage is repped by Peter Young at Sovereign Talent Group; Camp by Ryan Martin at ADR Agency.

MIRA SORVINO WRAPS FILMING ON ‘THE ISLANDS’ MOVIE

“The Islands”
In Theaters November 2018

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December 22, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘THE ISLANDS’ MOVIE WRAPS FILMING

Production has wrapped on the high-profile movie, ‘The Islands’ set to hit theaters in November 2018.

The film, shot entirely in Hawaii, is based on the incredible true story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.

Newcomer Teuria Shanti Napa plays the Chiefess along with Academy-Award winner Mira Sorvino and legendary actor John Savage who play early missionaries.
‘The Islands’ is one of four movies that are being shot on Hawaii’s epic history.

“I’m so delighted that we could tell the world about Chiefess Kapiolani through cinema,” says director Tim Chey. “What she did is still considered one of the greatest acts of moral courage by any world leader.”

Over 13,000 actors submitted for ‘The Islands’, including over 800 Native Hawaiian actors. The casting team sought actors in Hawaii, LA, NYC, Toronto, and Guam.

“We’re super excited that millions around the world will hear a story that has never been told in the movies,” continues Chey. “This will honor Hawaiian history and all the Hawaiian people.”

Chey also produced ‘Freedom’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal) that was shot on the Amistad and ‘David and Goliath’ filmed in North Africa and London. He also produced and directed Sony Pictures ‘Slamma Jamma’ (Michael Irvin, Chris Staples) which had a national theater release on March 24, 2017. The film hit 502 theaters in 281 cities across the U.S.

“The Islands”
In Theaters November 2018

‘THE ISLANDS’ MOVIE WRAPS FILMING

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December 22, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Congratulations to my friend Cuba Gooding, Jr. on his Emmy nomination

Congratulations to my friend Cuba Gooding, Jr. on his Emmy nomination for ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’

Cuba also starred in our film ‘Freedom’ on the early life of John Newton – now playing on Showtime nationwide. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tim-chey-talks-basketball-movie-113700094.html

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August 16, 2016 Posted by | christian films, Sundance Film Festival, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘SLAMMA JAMMA’ – NEW SLAM-DUNK COMPETITION MOVIE IN THE WORKS

The high-profile slam-dunk competition movie, ‘Slamma Jamma’ commences shooting in January 2016.

The film, from director Tim Chey (‘Freedom’, ‘David and Goliath’), will hit theaters nationwide in September 2016.

The ground-breaking movie follows the character of Michael Diggs who gets out of prison and wins the national slam-dunk competition and in the process finds redemption. It’s like the the basketball version of ‘The Blind Side’. Already the film is receiving raves reviews in Hollywood as agents are lining up to pitch their clients for the film.

“I’m thrilled the audience will finally witness the art of street slam-dunking,” says Chey. “The dunkers wow audiences around the world.”

Like other competition movies like ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘Bring it On’, Chey believes there will be a huge audience for the film when it comes to theaters next fall. “There’s no doubt in my mind that we can hit a home run at the theaters,” says Chey.

Chey promises to fill the movie with sports stars. He’s directed NBA star David Robinson and NFL star Bo Jackson in two of his well-known films, including ‘Fakin’ Da Funk’ that was the highest rated movie on cable networks in 2000. The film starred Pam Grier, Tatiana Ali, Duane Martin, Tone Loc, John Witherspoon, et al.

Chey also produced the 2014 film ‘Freedom’ starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, and Sharon Leal that was shot on the Amistad and ‘David and Goliath’ shot in North Africa and London.

It took Chey seventeen years to bring ‘Slamma Jamma’ to fruition. “I wrote the first draft in 1998 when street slam dunk contests were just beginning to pick up,” says Chey. “Now these contests are every week around the world.”

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January 11, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Islands Movie

The biggest movie in Hawaiian history, ‘The Islands’ commences shooting April 2016.

The film, from director Tim Chey (‘Freedom’, ‘David and Goliath’), will hit theaters nationwide in December 2016.

The ground-breaking movie is based on the incredible true stories of Hawaii’s beginnings from Captain Cook’s arrival to King Kamehameha’s unification wars through the chaotic last months of the monarchy of Queen Liliʻuokalani.

“I’m thrilled the audience will finally witness the untold stories of Hawaii incredible history,” says Chey. “No one knows how the islands really came to being.”

Like other historical movies such as ‘Master and Commander’ and ‘Dances With Wolves’, Chey believes there will be a huge audience for the film when it comes to theaters next fall. “There’s no doubt in my mind that we can hit a home run at the theaters,” says Chey. “Anything Hawaii is red hot.”

Chey also produced the 2014 film ‘Freedom’ starring stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, and Sharon Leal that was shot on the Amistad and ‘David and Goliath’ filmed in North Africa and London.

So will Chey win the Oscar with ‘The Islands’?

“My hope is the film will be Oscar-worthy, not necessarily Oscar-winning,” says Chey. “Politics unfortunately enters the race sometimes and the best films don’t always win.”

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January 7, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment