A new Christian movie, The Pendragon, is out on DVD. The film portrays one man's struggle to follow God's call in the face of adversity.
Two homeschooled families produced the movie in their own backyard. It's already won numerous awards, including best family film.
The Pendragon is an epic adventure set in the Dark Ages of Britain. It tells the story of young warrior, named Artos, who sets out to defend his people.
However, the young hero finds himself in unbelievably difficult circumstances. He must choose between following God's call and walking away. For Artos, following that call would cost him everything.
"As he struggled with the loss of his family, the destruction of everything he loved, even betrayal by friends and his commander, he still finds hope and purpose in God," said Aaron Burns, who portrays Artros in the film.
Chad Burns, a graduate student in the Ph.D. program at University of Illinois, was the film's director.
"Our hope is viewers will see this movie, and they'll be encouraged and inspired to follow the Lord's call on their life," Burns said.
"I think the Lord calls each one of us to do something," he said. "It talks about in Ephesians, that there are good works He has laid out beforehand for us to walk out in."
The Pendragon was produced by Burns Family Studios which is made up of two sets of parents and their nine children.
"From the beginning, both of our families had a desire to see our children love and serve the Lord, and the Pendragon gave us an opportunity to do that," said Adrianne Burns, an extras coordinator.
"I never dreamed we'd be filming a movie of this scale in our backyard...How many parents have the opportunity to work with their college age children on a project working for the Lord of this magnitude," said Tracey Burns, also an extras coordinator.
The Pendragon is a family-friendly film which honors God. It features everything from sword fights to a damsel in distress to a hero who rides in to save the day.
The DVD can be purchased at Christian bookstores or ordered online through The Pendragon Web site.