Will Hawkins going through a lot of troubles in period his life, one fine day, he was struggling, and he finds love, friendship, and some peace in the heart. He goes to a summer camp, and that changes his life, and his life takes a new turn over there. The amazing music and religious themes add good fame to the film. Everyone had a question that is A Week Away is based on a true story? The answer is No; A Week Away is not based on a real story. The film has a connection with reality through the Nashville-based camp that features in the film. The Camp is modified after the real-world camping site YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, which is located in Antioch in Nashville, Tennessee. The YMCA Camp Widjiwagan gives a variety of summer camps and offers which grab the eyes of people. 15 cabins and 12 yurts are placed in the summer camp so that it wouldn’t be a problem for the people staying overnight.
Apart from the real-world scenarios, the movie is filled up emotionally with resonant topics, and themes are beautifully expressed through music. Actor Kevin Quinn gave dubbing sentiments in an interview with Fangirlish and also passed a statement that the film encounters the spirit of the cast and characters. Making sure that audiences identify themselves with the characters in the film.
The film also gives us some religious values and some messages along with it, as viewers can have a learning experience throughout the journey of the main characters. Actress Bailee Madison stated the film’s subtle religious references in an interview with SCJ. She also made a statement that it is not like where the background is from or about any person in our life; it is just that movie should be inclusive for the viewers. it is just that it didn’t hit hard on faith aspects. It was stated that A Week Away is a fictional story that deals with the globally resonant theme of acceptance, also giving strong life lessons with some religious facts. It is more of a normal film rather than compared to reality.
The movie is directed by Roman White and scripted by Alan Powell, Kali Bailey, and Gabe Vasquez. The movie main cast features Bailee Madison as Avery, Kevin Quinn as Will Hawkins, Jahbril Cook as George, Kat Conner Sterling as Presley, Iain Tucker as Sean, David Koechner as David, Sherri Shepherd as Kristin, Ed Amatrudo as Mark, Mari Kasuya as Dancer, Brooke Maroon as Dancer, Chelsea Corp as Dancer, Goria Cunningham as Extra, Brooklyn Wittmer as Camper, Rena MacMonegle as Camper, Steven Curtis Chapman as A lifeguard, Amy Grant as A camp counselor.
A Week Away was supposed to release in 2020 itself, but the production of the film got delayed due to the pandemic around the world. The film was released on OTT Netflix on March 26 at 3:00 am. The movie run time is 1 hour 34 minutes. After the release, the viewers loved the musical stream and made it a big hit on social media. It was stated that A Week Away is a fictional story that deals with the globally resonant theme of acceptance, also giving strong life lessons with some religious facts. It is more of a normal film rather than compared to reality. The movie filming was taken place in Nashville and Tennesse. The filming was done between September and October 2019 itself. Since it was completed before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no way for production in the pandemic.
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