I AM. . . GABRIEL
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Starring: Dean Cain, John Schneider,
Gavin Casalegno, Jen Gotzon,
Carey Scott, Elise Baughman,
Lynette Elliot, Mike Norris,
Rebekah Kennedy, Joe Berryman,
Greta “CoCo” Norris
Audience: All ages
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes
Distributor: Heaven’s Promise LLC
Director: Mike Norris
Executive Producer: Steven Thompson, Jr., Janis
Thompson, Annalisa Hernandez,
Producer: Thomas A. Treml, Valerie
Norris, Mike Norris
Writer: Mike Norris, Kaci Hill
Address Comments To:Mike Norris
Heaven’s Promise LLC
519 North Colleg
Justin, TX 76247
Phone: (940) 284-0840
As the story begins, the townspeople of Promise, Texas are in the middle of a devastating drought. Major businesses have started to close, and the people in the town are experiencing their own personal drought.
In the midst of all this physical and personal devastation, a mysterious stranger, a boy calling himself Gabe, appears. The only thing Gabe has with him is a prayer mat. As Gabe starts sharing his faith in God, miracles start to happen and revival breaks out among the people.
However, Sheriff Brody, who lost his wife recently, resists Gabe’s God-centered, Christian message. What will it take for him to believe?
After the first scene, I AM. . . GABRIEL slows. The jeopardy doesn’t really engage until almost the second half of this 93-minute movie. That’s partly because the antagonist isn’t really revealed until the second half. Once the jeopardy starts and the antagonist is revealed, everything picks up. Eventually, an emotionally powerful ending is achieved. That said, the music is a little too somber throughout most of the movie. Thus, some changes to the soundtrack might help immensely.
The acting by the veterans in the cast, which include Dean Cain, John Schneider and Jenn Gotzon helps the movie a lot. Some of the other acting is uneven. However, even that acting improves in the second half as the story’s intensity rises.
Of course, since the movie’s whole message is about Christian revival, I AM. . . GABRIEL turns out to be a very inspiring, uplifting movie. It’s message of prayer, turning to God, revival, forgiveness, transformation, and healing will inspire many people in these troubling times.
Finally, it should be noted that the first shot of I AM. . . GABRIEL has a Scripture verse written upon it, 2 Chronicles 7:14:
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
- 2 Chronicles 7:14
This is exactly what happens in I AM. . . GABIREL. Maybe it will happen in other parts of the world, if God’s people see this movie, humble themselves and turn to God through the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed to deliver us from sin and all kinds of desolation.
I AM. . . GABRIEL starts off slow. The jeopardy doesn’t really engage until the second half. Once it starts, everything improves greatly. Leading the cast are several talented veterans, including Dean Cain and Jon Schneider. Finally, I AM. . . GABRIEL turns out to be a very inspiring, uplifting movie. It’s message of Christian prayer, turning to God, revival, forgiveness, transformation, and healing hopefully will inspire many people in these troubling times.