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This post about the new pro-life film, Wraith, is part of a campaign with Grace Hill Media. All opinions are my own.
From the time I was young, I knew deep down that I was destined to be a mother.
And, I am the mother of 4 boys plus 2 babies who I miscarried. The second miscarriage occurred when I was already in my 40s at a time when some doctors worry about increased risks. Never once did I consider not having the child and the loss of him/her was devastating.
I know that for some women, the choice to have a child from an unexpected pregnancy is daunting. One of my family members faced this difficult choice to not terminate the pregnancy even though some around her said it would be for the best. She needed to talk to people who were not in the family and had gone down the same road to help guide her choice.
Keeping all this in mind, I decided to share about a new pro-life film coming out this month. It is not one I’d recommend watching with the kids as it has a serious feel of a horror flick. But, I do believe it is good to know about alternative films like this one and support them if you are able.
About the Pro-Life Film Wraith
Wraith (rāth) noun: a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen after, or shortly before, their death.
Something’s very wrong in the Lukens’ house.
After living uneventfully for years in their historic home, the Lukens family have somehow awakened a ghostly presence. Who is this frightening spirit and why won’t it leave their 14-year-old daughter, Lucy, alone?
Everything changed when Dennis and Katie Lukens discovered they were pregnant again. Expecting in your 40’s is always high-risk and dangerous, so when the Lukens decide all options are on the table – including termination – the unexpected starts to happen.
Sinister forces are now conspiring against the family. But is this eerie, wraith-like spirit actually trying to haunt them…or help them?
Wraith is available on all VOD platforms and Blu-ray/DVD May 8th.
Trailer for Wraith
About the Writer-Director of Wraith
From writer-director Michael O. Sajbel, Wraith explores the super-natural story of a family who invites evil into their home after they decide they may not go forward with an unplanned pregnancy. Sajbel, who previously directed One Night With the King based on the Biblical story of Esther, was raised Catholic and wanted to present a story about protecting the most innocent of life.
Growing up in a household rooted in God was my biggest influence when I decided to become a filmmaker. On my application to film school at UCLA, when I filled out the forms there was one question in particular that asked, “Why do you want to go to our film school?”
I thought I’d put God to the test and put down that I wanted to make films that honor Jesus Christ and spread the gospel throughout the world.” He was accepted which began his journey into filmmaking.
When it came to the sensitive subject about pro-life, he wanted a different take by creating a supernatural-thriller. Sajbel, who is a father of three adopted children, believes in the sanctity of all life. “I had not seen a film about this subject matter presented this way and wanted audiences to have fun with a little twist but to also incorporate a very important message about valuing all life no matter how complicated it can get.
We see the Lukens couple struggle with this decision about whether they can afford another child and Mrs. Lukens age and how there could be medical complications and her overall concerns with having a baby at her age. I wanted to convey that no matter what – God provides and the value of protecting an innocent life. Wraith gives us a chance
to present this important message in a very unique way.”