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The Other Side of Heaven 2 Releases Teaser Trailer

(Los Angeles, CA—October 22, 2018) Two Roads Productions, the producers behind inspirational feature films THE STRAY (2016), CHRISTMAS EVE (2015) starring Patrick Stewart, LANGUAGE OF THE ENEMY (2007), and THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN (2001) starring Academy Award Winner Anne Hathaway and Christopher Gorham, is releasing its teaser trailer for the sequel to THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN. THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH will be released in theaters nationwide on June 7, 2019.

Mitch Davis, Director and Producer of THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2, has issued the following statement:

“When we debuted THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN almost two decades ago our team was thrilled with its solid theatrical success. But what surprised us even more was its enduring power and continued performance in the home entertainment market, which was released by Disney. To this day, it’s one of those ‘go-to’ films that millions of families watch every year.

“John Groberg’s true-life story among the Tongan people is incredible. It sells itself.  But there was so much of that story we were unable to fit into the first installment. With so much demand and such a great reservoir of unused content, we finally decided to give families the next chapter.

“The first film is all about Elder Groberg’s mission to Tonga as a single young man in the 1950’s. The sequel tells the true story of his continued missionary adventures in the 1960’s when he returned to Tonga with a wife and five young daughters. As our teaser trailer shows, his adventures as a father and husband are as stunning as those of his original mission.”


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FILM SYNOPSIS: THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH continues the epic true saga of Elder John H. Groberg’s missionary adventures in Tonga as depicted in the eponymous Disney-distributed hit film of 2001. Whereas the original movie detailed Elder Groberg’s first mission to Tonga in the 1950’s as a 19 year-old bachelor, the sequel tells the inspiring true story of his return to Tonga in the 1960’s with his wife and five young daughters to serve as President of the Tonga-Fiji Mission.

Shortly after arriving in Tonga, John’s wife, Jean, becomes pregnant with their sixth child, a boy who is born with a serious illness that threatens to end his tiny young life. In fact, the boy is born too weak to be evacuated to another country with medical care sufficient to properly diagnose and treat him.

With their child’s life on the line, John and Jean face the ultimate trial of their faith only to find themselves enfolded in the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans of various religions who unite in a nationwide fast for the health of their little boy.  Barriers of inter-religious strife are broken down as all unite in hopes of a miracle that will save the Groberg baby boy’s life, as well as that of the son of a non-Mormon Tongan minister who has been beaten within inches of deathfor religious reasons.

CAST: THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH cast returns Christopher Gorham (COVERT AFFAIRS, UGLY BETTY, THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN) in the lead role of John Groberg and introduces New Zealander, Natalie Medlock (ROMAN EMPIRE, SHORTLAND STREET) in the role of Jean Groberg.  Also returning from the original film are Joe Folau (FILTHY RICH, KING KONG, THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN) and Miriama Smith (FILTHY RICH, POWER RANGERS, THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN).  Appearing prominently in the sequel are Kiwis Alex Tarrant (800 WORDS, FILTHY RICH, TATAU) as Toutai Pale’tua, Ben Baker (I SURVIVED A ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, MATARIKI, SIONE’S WEDDING) as Sione Pale’Tua, and Russell Dixon (DEAR MURDERER, GANGSTA GRANNY) as Elder Monson.


The teaser trailer also prominently features Brandon Flowers and The Killers performing their faith-infused ballad, “Be Still.”

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