On this week's show, we welcome Emily Hahn who stars in the new film "Beautifully Broken". A refugee's escape, a prisoner's promise, and a daughter's painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope.
Emily Hahn was raised on a ranch in Ojai, CA. She grew up playing soccer, surfing and driving tractors on her ranch. When she was 7 years old she decided she wanted to participate in theater at the local Ojai Art Center. In the production of “The Music Man,” which was a non-speaking role, Hahn was approached by Jeanine Cosden, a manager, after the show. Cosden introduced Emily to CESD where she was signed across the board. Her first audition was for Bonnie in Toy Story 3. She booked it. She has appeared in shows such as House, Hawthorne and Brothers and Sisters. Now, a decade later, Hahn will be seen portraying the true life story of Andrea Hartley in Beautifully Broken in theaters August 24, 2018. Hahn portrays Andrea’s journey through sexual abuse and finding peace even in times of deep hurt. Hahn can also be seen portraying the comedic and nerdy Madi Stein in One Nation Under God in theaters later this year. In her spare time, Hahn writes her own original music and has recently recorded the dance/pop mix version of the song “Beautifully Broken” set to be released in the near future.[bctt tweet="Catch this week's episode of @LisaHendey and friends with tremendous talent #EmilyHahn of @BBrokenMovie #BeautifullyBroken #BBrokenMovie - Emily shares on reconciliation and the realities of being a young working actor in today's world" username="LisaHendey"]
A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
The BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN cast includes Scott William Winters (Lethal Weapon television series, Good Will Hunting), Benjamin Onyango (God’s Not Dead, Inception), Emily Hahn (Toy Story 3, Fresh Off The Boat television series), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Jessica Obilom (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville television series), Alan Powell (Quantico television series), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (District 9), Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2), and television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary series). Christian music legends Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.
Filmed on location in Port Alfred, South Africa and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN is directed by Eric Welch (DC Talk: Welcome to the Freak Show) and written by Brad Allen, Chuck Howard and Martin Michael (I Am Not Ashamed), along with Mark McCann (Harmony). It is produced by Allen, Michael and Howard, along with Lisa Arnold (Caged No More), Jarred Coates (God's Not Dead), Michelle S. Duffie (War Room, The Shack), and executive produced by Randy Hartley (Through the Valley).
The movie also features title song “Beautifully Broken,” performed by three artists each lending their voice to a unique version of the song, which incorporates all three musical stylings. Grammy Award-winning country artist, John Berry, Dove Award-winning pop singer Plumb and Grammy Award-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. The song is produced by award-winning producer, Chuck Howard, who also co-wrote the film.
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