Reviewed by: Douglas Downs
|Featuring:||Bradley Dorsey, Chris Ebling, Misty Lockheart, Lora E. Keady, Jon Brown, Benny Costanza, David Norris, Hunter Culp, Brandon Stewart, Stewart, John Dockens, Bruce Hughes|
|Producer:||Clayton Miller, Monique Miller|
|Distributor:||Visionary Pictures, LLC|
I personally have a deep, heartfelt appreciation for Christians in the film industry. I admire their courage and personal financial sacrifice to bring true “family-friendly” movies to discerning audiences. We already know that Hollywood will not deliver in this department. “Sterling: The Secret of the Lost Medallion” is a decent adventure film for all audiences. I think that the “McGee and Me,” age 7 to 12 will like this offering from Visionary Pictures the best.
Yes, this flic follows in the heartfelt tradition of “The Buttercream Gang” and “The Last Chance Detectives.” The plot is built around adventure, treasure, conflict and, of course, a few good chase scenes.
Clayton Miller has done an admirable job of directing, writing, producing and editing this film. Yes, he does most of the heavy lifting with this inspirational project.
Our story opens with aged father, Malcom Sterling, on his deathbed. He is a retired archaeologist and the owner of a Christian Camp. Malcom’s last words to his son Nick, refer to a lost treasure known as The Medallion of Solomon or The Heart of David. Malcom passes on and the family is faced with the reality that his Christian Camp is in financial trouble.
After his death, the grandson, Alex Sterling stumbles upon grandpa’s journal. It is full of clues and information about a possible treasure. Some students at the camp for this exciting adventure join Alex. His long lost uncle also knows about this treasure. He tries to stop Alex or at least steal any hope for fortune.
There are the usual plot suspects. You know—the camp bullies, pranks, a computer nerd and, of course, a couple of cute girls to help out. The story leaves plenty of room to include scripture and valuable life lessons.
The film can be purchased on-line from the producer at SterlingTheMovie.com
Violence: Mild / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: None