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OCS Teacher/Alum Feature Film Wins Awards

Congratulations to OCS high school theatre and acting teacher Bradley Gosnell for his feature film, “Gun and a Hotel Bible,” which has won multiple awards and received numerous national and international nominations from different film festivals, including Best Actor honors for Gosnell. Gosnell is part of the stellar faculty of the OCS Institute of Arts and Innovation.

Gosnell, who is also an OCS alumnus Class of 2010, wrote and acted in the provocative play which centers on a man on the verge of a violent act and his encounter with a personified hotel Bible. The film poses the question “When all hope is lost, can the lost find hope?”

In one hour, a desperate man—Pete—comes “face-to-face” with everything he once believed in. Gideon (being a Bible) doesn’t get out much. Still, he has plenty to say, but Pete’s heard it all before, and he’s more than ready to spar with the “Word of God.”  As ideas about morality, the Bible, and God fly, the clock ticks while Gideon and Pete battle and bond as they are forced to deal with their inadequacies. Unfortunately, time is short

From producers Gosnell and Daniel Floren:

"This story continues to be a wildly fun and profoundly personal journey for each of us.  If you have questioned the stories you were told, if you have been judged by the stories you have,  if you believe disagreement isn’t the end of civility – this movie is for you. Come in with questions, doubts, hopes, and fears. We certainly did."
 

In the LA Live Film Festival, the awards include
Best Feature
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Director
Best Screenplay 
Best Score
Best Editor

New York City International Reel Film Festival
Best Feature Nominee

US Hollywood International Golden Film
Best Actor Nominee

In the Content 19 Film Festival, the film has won
Best Feature
Best Actor 
Best Screenplay
Best Director 
Best Cinematography 

Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival
Best Feature Nominee

Christian Family Film Festival
Best Feature Nominee