“The Genesis Code” to premiere at Grand Rapids Film Festival

June 25th, 2010 at 12:51 pm by under Entertainment

“The Genesis Code” will premiere August 25th at 2010 Grand Rapids Film Festival


 ”The Genesis Code” is going to have its premiere where it was made… West Michigan.

The movie has been in post-production and private screenings for the last several months…  finishing visual effects and making final edits.

“The Genesis Code” shot for five weeks in August 2009 on the campus of Calvin College (at the Chapel, in classrooms, in the cafeteria, at the President’s House, at the Nursing School), at the former Lear Plant in Walker, in Lowell, the Patterson Ice Center, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and at the Silver Bullet shooting range on Division in Wyoming.

 The producers tell me that “The Genesis Code” will be featured at the Grand Rapids Film Festival in a gala event on opening night Wednesday, August 25th.  The Festival is planning a second show on Wednesday night (8:00pm and 10:30pm).  ”The Genesis Code” will have a two week release in Grand Rapids markets in Celebration! Cinema theaters beginning Friday, August 27th following the film festival.  If successful, the movie could have a longer run at Grand Rapids theaters.  Producers are hoping for a release in other markets in Michigan as well as Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky, but ”plans are still in the works”. 

 ”The Genesis Code” is about a college hockey player and a female journalism student trying to find common ground between their spiritual faith and scientific studies.

 The movie was stars Logan Bartholomew, Kelsey Sanders, Louise Fletcher, Ernest Borgnine, Fred Thompson, Rich Franklin, Lance Henriksen, Rance Howard, Catherine Hicks, C.R. Lewis, Susan Blakely, Adam Chambers, Ben Murphy, Jerry Zandstra, Roger Garcia, and Armon York Williams.

The movie was directed by C. Thomas Howell.

Originally posted 4/6/09: Producers say still working on final edits and post production… premiere still being delayed.

Originally posted 12/28/09: Producers say the Grand Rapids premiere is planned for Tuesday, February 2nd and will open to the general public on Friday, February 5th – scheduled for Celebration North and Celebration Rivertown.

WOODTV Sports Director Jack Doles and Kevin Matthews from WLAV were in the sound studio last week recording audio as announcers for two hockey games and a football game.

Originally posted 11/17/09:

Producers of the movie “The Genesis Code” that filmed around the Grand Rapids area this summer have their movie finished and are now planning the premiere.

The movie is said to be on track for a December/January release and Producer Mark VanderWal says “We are working with Loeks (Celebration! Cinema) to confirm the dates for the premiere.  We will likely be doing a two week run of engagement here in West Michigan prior to releasing TGC nationwide.”

"Genesis Code" photo courtesy http://www.facebook.com/thegenesiscodemovie

"Genesis Code" photo courtesy http://www.facebook.com/thegenesiscodemovie

 "Genesis Code" photo courtesy http://www.facebook.com/thegenesiscodemovie

Armon York Williams, Logan Bartholomew, C.R. Lewis, Kelsey Sanders on the set of "Genesis Code" at Calvin College 8-10-09Previous posts on “The Genesis Code”:









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2 Responses to ““The Genesis Code” to premiere at Grand Rapids Film Festival”

  1. A Montand says:

    this film was directed by Patrick Reade Johnson

  2. A Montand – good catch… Patrick Johnson was the director at the beginning of the production, but was changed to C. Thomas Howell about halfway through the second week of production due to “Artistic differences”… that’s the word from one of the producers.

    :) – Aaron

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