On Jan. 25, 2018, “The Jackie Film: A Wellness Transformation Project” premiered on the big screen at Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor, Michigan, after touring the film festival circuit —including the Sonscreen Film Festival — for one year. More than 100 attendees viewed the film at the recent premiere, which was followed by a Q & A session with the film team and cast, including Dominique Gummelt, the film’s executive producer/producer/personal trainer, and Jackie Barrios, the main character, whose kick-start to a lifelong journey to wellness is documented in the film.
In May 2017, “The Jackie Film” received an award of merit at the Christian Life International Film Festival in Canada. It also received an official nomination and third-place award at the October 2017 Kingdomwood International Film Festival in Atlanta and another award of merit at the 2017 Awareness Festival in Los Angeles in October 2017.
Gummelt says, “We sincerely hope that the film will inspire people to consider making positive lifestyle changes to experience transformation on an emotional, physical and spiritual level to start living life to the fullest potential.” She added, “For anyone who is looking to embark on a journey of transformation and change, we have made available the ‘Kickstart Guide to Wellness Transformation’ on our website that anyone can download for free to help them get started!”
“The Jackie Film” is now available for rent and purchase via Amazon Video. It will also be available for screenings and for television. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thejackiefilm.com.
“The Jackie Film” is now available online via Amazon Video, photo credit Darren Heslop
— Gillian Sanner is media communications manager for Integrated Marketing & Communication at Andrews University.