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Actor Will Restrepo Talks About the New Faith-Based Movie "The UnMiracle"

Will Restrepo

Cinedigm and Keep the Faith Distribution have announced the DVD & Digital release of THE UnMIRACLE,starring Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules", "The O.C.", GOD'S NOT DEAD),Stephen Baldwin (FAITH OF OUR FATHERS, God's Club and The Usual Suspects), Mitch Johnston ("Girl Meets World") and Amy Lyndon ("Ugly Betty," "Law and Order: LA").  

Inspired by a series of true events, THE UnMIRACLE shares a series of 7 storylines that are intertwined after the drug overdose of the most popular girl in school. Exploring the values of honor, friendship, family and Christian faith, THE UnMIRACLE boasts that often the greatest miracles in life are often unseen. THE UnMIRACLE also stars Mitch Johnson ("Girl Meets World") and Daniel Fissmer (LINCOLN, "Grimm"). The film is the debut full-length project by writer and director Andrew Papke.

We are honored to catch up with actor Will Restrepo to talk about this exciting film. 

Q: Thank you for doing this interview with us.  In a few sentences, what is UnMIRACLE about?

The UnMiracle is about a group of people in different stages of their lives; and in very different relationships with God. Through certain circumstances each character has to face challenges that force them to think more critically and deeper about their place in the world.

Q:  Why is the movie called UnMIRACLE?

An UnMiracle is a blessing in disguise. I believe that an UnMiracle is something that may at first seem to be a real trouble or struggle and yet you realize that even if you can't see what a true blessing it is, it is still a miracle.

Q:  What first attracted you to the script of this movie?  What aspect of the story first jumped out at you?

I first auditioned for the film as an extra. I knew very little about the script aside from the fact that it was a Christian Film about a group of teens who struggled in different ways after a party that goes awry. This jumped out at me because it was a film that I believed could show a much more modern take on faith in the lives of teens today.

Q:  What is your role in the movie?

I was offered the role of Arin and knew only that he was a straight edge and that his character description was quite similar to how I actually looked auditioning as an extra. I quickly began to really like the role however, since it showed that a devoted Christian teen could be seen as "cool" and make the type of impact on a community of people that many only dream of making. I had been acting my whole life (my mother is a music teacher) and had mainly done musicals, stage theatre, and opera prior to performing in the UnMiracle.

Q:  What is the most rewarding aspect for you in the making of UnMIRACLE?

The most rewarding aspect for me, coming away from the UnMiracle, was the experience it gave me. I got to meet so many intriguing and passionate people who taught me that if you put your mind to it anything is possible. I created many great memories and connections with this film's cast and crew.

Q:  How has this movie challenged you personally -- especially in the area of your faith? 

I believe that people should watch this film because it is very unique in the way that it portrays Christians and people of all different beliefs as well as how faith can affect others on an everyday basis. I think that by the end of the film people will think a little more critically about what things in their lives may be UnMiracles, how they can make a difference in others lives just by being honest people, and most likely ask the question What Would Jesus Do more often than they did previously... maybe even invest in a bracelet with the acronym on it!

Q:  Why should our readers watch this film?  What are some take home lessons viewers would grasp after watching it?

I believe that people should watch this film because it is very unique in the way that it portrays Christians and people of all different beliefs as well as how faith can affect others on an everyday basis. I think that by the end of the film people will think a little more critically about what things in their lives may be UnMiracles, how they can make a difference in others lives just by being honest people, and most likely ask the question What Would Jesus Do more often than they did previously... maybe even invest in a bracelet with the acronym on it!

Q:  What's next for you?

What's next for me? Next year I will be transferring to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg VA to continue pursuing my undergraduate education as a sophomore. I plan on studying Anthropology and Sociology and pick up some Religious Studies courses where I can. I am also pursuing photography in my spare time. I haven't been as involved in theatre and film recently since photography has become my main artistic interest.

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