About the Film
“There are no bad boys. There is only bad environment, bad training, bad example, bad thinking.”
– Father Flanagan
Our debut feature film production, Life Everlasting, tells the powerful true story of Boys Town founder Father Flanagan’s battle to rescue and redeem an orphaned boy accused of murder and facing the death penalty.
The film portrays Flanagan and Boys Town in 1935, before he came to national attention, at a time when his belief that there was no such thing as “a boy who wanted to be bad” stood in stark contrast with the popular opinion. When allies desert him and the public calls for their misguided view of justice, Flanagan must choose between turning his back on a child in need or risking everything to live out his faith.
We Need Your Help
Calvary Hill Productions is aiming to raise $250,000 for the production of Life Everlasting. The film will be produced in Nebraska in 2017, engaging the unique communities and talent of the Midwest. We need your help in bringing this film to life.
Will you join us? Will you pray for us and consider contributing?
“The writer demonstrates significant talent, and Flanagan and Boys Town exhibit a lot of potential for creating an engaging story.”Austin Film Festival
Father Flanagan & Boys Town
What makes the story of Life Everlasting so powerful is its basis on the real life and ministry of Father Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town. Flanagan was a fierce advocate for orphans, and he left a lasting impact on the world.
While Flanagan is primarily known for his work with orphaned boys, he was also an active and outspoken advocate for children who had committed serious crimes. He brought over 100 boys who had committed murder to Boys Town, many of whom could have faced the death penalty under the laws of the time.
Today, Boys Town is one of the largest non-profit child-care organizations in the world, serving over 2 million people each year. Father Flanagan continues to be an inspiration to Christians all over the world and is currently in the process of canonization.