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'Nail 32' film tells story of start of cowboy churches

First Church of God will host a screening of JC Films' latest film, "Nail 32," at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church, 1905 NW Smith. The film is a fictional story on how the cowboy church was started.

JC Films tours with its faith-based, family-friendly films across the United States, screening the films in churches and nonprofits while speaking with congregations about Christian entertainment. Jason Campbell, president of JC Films and writer/producer of "Nail 32," has toured his films for 5-6 years starting with the production company's first film "Finding Faith." Campbell and his team write, produce and screen all the company's films, furthering the ministry of faith-based films across the country.

The idea for "Nail 32" came when Campbell and his team screened one of their films at a cowboy church.

"We had never been to a cowboy church before," Campbell said. "We showed one of our movies there and we were just kind of blown away with the whole western philosophy of worship and just the different style of church it was. The more we talked to the people there, the more we got interested in doing a Western-type movie. So I came across how the cowboy church really started in the rodeos and then the farms and the rural areas and now there's 16,000 of them around the United States. So it's just a story about a family, a pastor, that goes on the rodeo circuit to start a ministry to cowboys."

Most popular film now

Campbell said "Nail 32" is JC Films' most popular film right now, and he's screening the film between 40-58 times a month. Most of the screenings have been in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado and the screenings aren't only taking place in cowboy churches. Campbell believes the film has been successful because there's a deep, rich connection to the western culture within those midwestern areas. And as of the last decade, Campbell believes Hollywood has done a poor job of portraying family-oriented western films.

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