GenreDrama, Family ScreenplayPenny Carlisi WriterPenny Carlisi LanguageEnglish
Release dateDecember 1, 2012 (2012-12-01) Initial releaseDecember 1, 2012 (Brighton) CastPenny Carlisi, Wayne E. Brown, Tim Torok, Jeffrey Reseigh Similar moviesIndescribable (2012), Christmas Grace (2013), Faith Happens (2012), The Last Sin Eater (2007), Saving God (2008)
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Unexpected Places is a 2012 film produced by Reveal Film Group in association with Crystal Creek Media. The film is a redemption story of a wayward son played by Tim Torok. It was directed by Michael Brennan, while being co-produced, written-by and starring Penny Carlisi.
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Cody is a troubled son who continues to make bad choices into his adult life. His mother (Pam) feels unbearable grief as she watches him grow up. Cody struggles with addiction and crime while Pam is hurt by all the relationships in her life including her marriage. Her faith is shaken and she feels more alone than ever, but God intervenes to open both their eyes to redemption and a new life.
Penny Carlisi as Pam
Tim Torok as Cody Farmer
Wayne E. Brown as Alan
Deputy M. Young as himself
Daniel Knudsen makes a cameo appearance.
Unexpected Places was filmed on location in the Milford, Brighton, and Howell area with an all-volunteer cast and crew. Eleven scenes were shot at Brighton Nazarene Church, and four scenes took place at the Livingston County Jail. An actual Livingston County Sheriff Deputy plays the role, and does the stunt driving. Principal photography took place for four months throughout 2011.
Unexpected Places premiered December 1, 2012 in Brighton, Michigan. There is an additional parallel novel written by Michael Brennan being released, plus a soundtrack CD of the film by Samuel Joshua. It was released to home video on July 2, 2013.