OCTOBER BABY is an independent film that topped $5.3 million at the USA box office, touching audiences nationwide with its entertaining love story and compelling message about the sanctity of life October Baby stars John Schneider (Smallville, Dukes of Hazzard), Jasmine Guy (A Different World) and newcomers Jason Burkey and Rachel Hendrix, who plays Hannah. In the film as the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before her first lines, she collapses. Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to discovering that she was actually adopted . . . after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered and confused, Hannah embarks on a journey with Jason, her oldest friend. In the midst of her incredible journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah sees that life can be so much more than what you have planned. October Baby marks the feature debut of Jon and Andrew Erwin who are multiple Dove Award winners for music videos featuring hit contemporary Christian artists such as Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith and Francesca Battistelli.
The Christian film of 2012, 'October Baby' is a love story inter-woven with a compelling message about the sanctity of life and the truth that everyone is beautiful in God's eyes.
'October Baby' tells how, following a sudden health trauma, first year college student Hannah discovers she is not only adopted, but that her birth-mother attempted to abort her. Hannah is one of hundreds of abortion survivors. Filled with mixed emotions, Hannah embarks on a journey with her college friends to unravel her hidden past and find hope for her future. Her travels to self-discovery are rocky and uncertain, but ever so important to uncover the truth.
From the famous verse in Psalm 139: "You saw me before I was born..." and truth that some hundreds of attempted terminations result in a live birth, the film makers have created a moving story that is part self discovery, part road trip movie, part redemption story.
If there is one film you and your family should watch, it's 'October Baby'. The story is captivating and the message is heart-breaking but also heart-affirming.