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Hope and a Future is a faith-based film about finding redemption and God's path through trials and tribulations. It is based upon Jeremiah 29:11, stars Omar Gooding and Juliana Hale, and was

written by Jenny Hale Woldt.


In a dark twist of the prodigal’s son, Ariella, a talented and ambitious musician, leaves home to follow Jericho, an up-and-coming rock star, to Miami on his promise to further promote her career. But when things don’t go as planned, Ariella is caught trafficking narcotics into the US and is sent to prison where she must come to grips with her past, her present, and her eternal future.



Ariella is a girl who seemingly has it all: a good home, a loving family, and

more than her fair share of musical talent and a promising future. But when

she meets Jericho, she gambles what she has for what she wants and

follows him to Miami in order to bolster her own career.

But her trust in Jericho is quickly shaken when he neglects to follow through

on his promise of helping her and instead focuses solely on his own career.

Despite this, Ariella remains hopeful, even to the point of supporting them

financially with money from her trust fund.

But when Bella and Nick, Ariella’s parents, remove her from the trust fund,

this drives a wedge into the relationship and further alienates Ariella

from her parents. This alienation is exacerbated when Ariella, now

imprisoned for drug trafficking to make ends meet, admits to having lost

her baby during an accidental overdose.


As Ariella’s life continues to spiral out of control, she meets Patti, her

Christian cellmate and the embodiment of hope in a hopeless situation.

After Patti sacrifices herself to the prison bully for Ariella’s sake, Ariella

finally accepts the Lord, and her life takes a drastic turn for the better.

In many regards, Ariella's journey leads to the discovery of both the

Hope of a better life here on earth and the Future life in glory that all

Christians share.



Hope and a Future has a mission to inspire and uplift audiences through its message of hope and redemption. We believe this movie has the power to change lives and bring people closer to God.

We live in a world where a generation has been raised to believe the only thing worth aspiring to is fame at all costs, creating empty souls who are searching for fulfillment and are vulnerable to Satan’s lures. We must reach them with the hope that only God can provide – we all have a future if we only turn our eyes toward God and His path for our lives. No matter how far we think we are from God, He promises that He will put our sins as far as the East is from the West. Our sins will be forgiven and forgotten, and God gladly gives us the gift of eternal life and peace within on Earth.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." – Jeremiah 29:11

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