Turn Around Jake DVD
- Director: Jared Isham
- Producer: Shawn Svoboda
- Languages: English
- Dove Approved: Dove Approved Ages 12+
- Release Date: 2/9/11
- Run Time: 92 min
- Closed Captioning: No
- Region Code: 1 See More
Turn Around Jake DVD
Rising in the business world is Jacob Zaker but his fraudulent boss, Russell O’Malley is putting the company and everybody working at risk. Everything was going good until an investigation commences on the firm about unlawful activities and Jacob Zaker is caught in the middle of the crossfires.
In a blink of an eye Jacob loses his job, money, his lavish penthouse and his upper-class supermodel girlfriend. Without anything else in L.A., Jacob sees no other option than to go to his childhood house in Texas. Now he is confronted with his estranged father, Leo Zaker and the girlfriend he had left behind years ago, Jessica Henry. Whilst finding a way to go back to L.A., past relationships are explored and he is suddenly reminded of guy he was before. Just when he starts to realize how things have changed in his childhood town, he learns about a top-secret family secret that will push him to make a major decision.
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The story told in Turn Around Jake DVD
The movie Turn Around Jake shows how sometimes the business-world is not all it’s measured to be. Jake Zaker (Jarret LeMaster) has been living in L.A. for quite some time and is working for a company that has committed fraud towards some government settlements. When the Federal agents invade his office, he is immediately discharged and left without his huge salary and prestigious job. Jake has nowhere to go except go back home to rural Texas. In his hometown he realizes that many things have happened because of his effect. The film is very inspiring and focuses on the saying that has been famously known “There is No Place Like Home”. The way of thinking for many people today is that living in a big city and having a very successful business job is the best way to live and survive. Turn Around Jake demonstrates how that when a person leaves its hometown or place where he grew up, there’s no realization of what was left behind only until it is confronted with the reality of it all. The film tells the story of how someone can change their life when confronted with how they lived in the past and needing to choose what is best and truly desired.
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Writer and producer Shawn Svoboda and Jarret LeMaster on the making of Turn Around Jake DVD
Jarret and Shawn first met at a church, in First Pomona Baptist Church in California to be exact. There Le Master is a worship leader and with that talent and with some deadlines he had to meet by, he wrote more than 15 songs and composed the score for the film in less than a month. Turn Around Jake was filmed in almost 2 weeks as writer Shawn Svoboda was on vacation and with a budget of less than a quarter of a million. He wrote the script for the movie in approximately 8 weeks and it was inspired by the Bible story of the prodigal son. Since he started writing scripts almost 2 decade ago and producing several plays, Svoboda’s goal has always been to tell stories inspired by parables and impact people and society with Jesus’ message. Even though his experience to actually produce one of his scripts took some time to come. To Shawn, the story of Turn Around Jake DVD is all about redemption. No matter how your life feels like it’s far away from where it’s supposed to be, that it’s always a good time to change it and turn your life around. But that sometimes that experience of turning your life back around may cause pain because of the consequences of some of those past choices. For Jarret, he felt very identified with his character. As an actor, he himself was living a self-centered life but later on decided to let God guide him and use him as He’d like. In Shawn’s case he too at some point in his life fell away from God’s purpose and due to that was losing his productiveness in his ministry.
Since he started the production for this film he wanted true Christian actors to play these characters. To him to have somebody who’s a non-believer to play a role of a Christian makes their performance seem very irregular. He wanted Christian actors because once God entered their lives it showed and they represent truly what is having God in their life.
One of the testimonies that impacted Jarret very much is about a young man from where he is from who was a slave to drugs and was not doing very well. On his way home to try to obtain drugs, he accepted his mother’s offer to watch Turn Around Jake and by the middle of the film, he cried and right then and there decided to change his life, to become different and give his life to the Lord. The man decided to join a support group and a recovery program. In the present he has no more dependency on drug and is working with Jarret himself in one of his worship groups. This was the reason why he wanted to be a part of this film, to impact people in this way.
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Turn Around Jake DVD was made to encourage viewers and make them look at their own lives. To introduce non-believers to Jesus and show the significance of what being a true Christian is. Also encourages believers to keep on praying for their loved ones who don’t know Christ or have strayed.
Turn Around Jake DVD Info
Turn Around Jake movie was released in the summer of 2014 by the company LA Mission Media Productions and PureFlix. Its duration is of 92 minutes. The film was directed by Jared Isham (Bounty) and written by Shawn Svoboda (Bleak). Starring in Turn Around Jake DVD is Jarret LeMaster (Bounty), Jen Lilley (Days of our Lives, The Spirit of Christmas), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight) and Mark Withers (The Ultimate Life). Visit Fishflix.com for all new Christian Movies.