'The Widow's Might' a feature-length musical comedy produced by two teenagers, recently won the largest cash prize ever given at a film festival.
The 19-year-olds, John Moore and David Heustis, produced the film about two aspiring filmmakers who put their theatrical dreams aside to help a widow struggling with escalating property taxes. The move took the top prize of $101,000 at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.
Click the player to hear 19-year-old filmmaker John Moore explain how the concept for "The Widow's Might" came about.
"'Widow's Might' is a groundbreaking film, even though it is a first feature film from a teenaged director," Geoff Botkin, veteran film producer and film festival judge said. "It is one of the most original high-concept features in recent film history."
Botkin said the film succeeded in portraying a wholesome family message.
"The story is innovative in ways that can inspire the next generation of filmmakers, many of whom are looking for ways to break out of tired cinematic cliches," he added.
The film opened in 94 cities across the midwest and south and has been compared to other acclaimed Christian films such as 'Fireproof.'