New faith-based film No Vacancy, starring Dean Cain, T.C. Stallings and Sean Young, will be streaming on SalemNOW beginning September 23. An inspirational motion picture for the whole family, and based on a true story, the film follows a jaded reporter who finds her cynicism slowly transformed when she covers a news story about a church struggling to purchase a motel for homeless families, befriending an addict in the process.
Speaking powerfully to homelessness and addiction, the film sends a message to the Church about what's possible when you trust in God, even in the worst circumstances. Not only did First Baptist Leesburg, the church portrayed in the movie, actually purchase a motel for homeless families, now called the Samaritan Inn, they also built a medical clinic for the indigent which is now staffed by 50 doctors and 8 dentists and has a 16-bed addiction facility for women, a 30-bed addiction facility for men, a pregnancy resource center and a free counseling center. They give away 15 tons of food every week to the needy in their community.
"The team at SalemNOW is very excited to bring No Vacancy to the homes of families everywhere," said Rob Ellis, General Manager of SalemNOW. "We believe this film will inspire others to make a difference and bring hope to their own community."
"This motion picture is very close to the true events," said screenwriter, producer and pastor Art Ayris. "After a number of local and even international news networks covered what our church was doing to help the homeless, we discovered we had a very unique story to tell. Our church is used to trying to do the impossible, so we made a film."
"While not every church can do this, we can all do something," says Ayris. "This true-to-life motion picture portrays the immense struggles and subsequent miracles that followed, and our hope is this movie spurs others to recognize what is possible when we trust God with what seems to be the impossible."
No Vacancy is available for church exhibition as well, with resources available as part of their "Welcome to Hope" campaign including a Bible Study and an idea sheet titled 101 Ways to Impact Your Community.
For more information, visit https://novacancymovie.com/#events and follow on social media at @novacancymovie.