GenreDrama, Family SequelHave a Little Faith CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 24, 2011 (2011-04-24) WriterCamille Thomasson, Stacey Bess (book) CastEmily VanCamp (Stacey Bess), Steve Talley (Greg Bess), Willow Shields (Grace), Timothy Busfield (School district's HR representative), Julio Oscar Mechoso (Johnny Hernandez), Nicki Aycox (Candy) Similar moviesBlue Is the Warmest Color, Aladdin, The Hunt, The First Grader, The Voyeur, Bad Teacher
TaglineA first-time teacher makes a difference in the lives of homeless children
Beyond the blackboard movie trailer
Beyond the Blackboard is a Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie starring Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams. It is based on the memoir by Stacey Bess titled Nobody Don't Love Nobody.
The story takes place in 1987 and follows a young teacher and mother of two who, fresh from college, ends up teaching homeless children at a school without a name. With the support of her husband, she overcomes fears and prejudice to give these children the education they deserve.
This film was filmed in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This was the first project together for Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams since Everwood.
Emily VanCamp — Stacey Bess
Paola Andino - Maria
Timothy Busfield — School District HR Representative
Steve Talley — Greg Bess
Treat Williams — Dr. Warren
Isabella Acres — Dana
Melissa Schroeder - Terri
The film aired on April 24, 2011 on CBS; it was the last Hallmark Hall of Fame film broadcast on that network, which cancelled the series due to low ratings.