TWIST OF FAITH aired on Lifetime Television
Starring Toni Braxton, David Julian Hirsch and Mykelti Williamson

PLOT

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Nina, portrayed by Toni Braxton, is the lead singer of a small gospel choir in Brent, Alabama - population 2500. They are an unlikely finalist in a competition to determine the best gospel choir in Alabama.
Jacob, played by David Julian Hirsh, is an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur song writer in Brooklyn, who witnesses the senseless and brutal murder of his wife and three children.
Catatonic, Jacob walks out of the Shiva for his family, leaving behind all his worldly belongings and the tools of his faith; his yarmulka and tsitsis. He wanders aimlessly, hoping somehow to understand his tragedy. Without purpose, Jacob boards a southbound bus...to nowhere.
Fortuitously Jacob lands in Brent, Alabama, where he is embraced by Nina, her Uncle Moe, portrayed by Mykelti Williamson, and their church community.
Gospel music brings Nina and Jacob together as they try to make sense of his past and their possible future.


AWARDS


2015

Canadian Screen Awards, CA
Nominated, Canadian Screen Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
David Julian Hirsh

Nominated, Canadian Screen Award
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Paul A. Kaufman

2014

NAMIC Vision Awards
Nominated, Vision Award
Original Movie or Special

2013

Leo Awards
Nominated, Leo
Best Feature Length Drama
Kevin LeesonJamie GoehringKevin LesliePaul A. Kaufman Brightlight Pictures

Nominated, Leo
Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama
Paul A. Kaufman Brightlight Pictures


TRAILER

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