The Pastor and the Pro, a new comedy from one-man studio Matthew Wilson Productions, will have its world premiere Nov. 9th on Prime Video.
The story follows a young, single pastor who needs a date quick for a big church dinner so he hires a prostitute to accompany him. But as she becomes more entangled in his life, her demands become more outrageous. Now he must navigate a moral mine field as he uses the unholy alliance to advance his ministry career. And things get more complicated when he starts to fall in love with her.
A truly independent filmmaker, Matthew Wilson wrote, directed, produced, and edited the movie entirely himself, hiring a small cast and skeleton crew for the shoot days with money he made writing for Cartoon Network’s Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Now, through Amazon’s Prime Video Directprogram, audiences throughout the U.S. and U.K. will be able to watch the film on all their favorite devices.
Amazon’s courtship of filmmakers has long been important to Wilson. He credits winning their $100,000 prize for his movie The Umpire in 2011 for helping him transition from struggling screenwriter to struggling filmmaker.
He further honed his filmmaking skills in 2014 with The Virgins, a comedy about a Christian couple who have a wild adventure on their wedding night as one surprise after another thwarts them from consummating the marriage. The film has had a successful run on Prime Video and garnered praise for its humorous handling of Christian characters and themes. Portraying Christian characters honestly has become a passion for Wilson, as he sees a deep lack of it in both mainstream and faith-based movies.
The Pastor and the Pro stars Travis Lincoln Cox as Pastor Jacob and Kelly Cunningham as love-interest Rachel. Supporting players include Monika Holm, Jeffrey Arrington, Phillip Keiman and Andrew Tribolini, a local legend in Seattle where the movie was filmed.
The comedy will be available to watch November 9th on Prime Video in the U.S. and U.K. Subscribers can watch for free and others can rent for $2.99 or purchase for $9.99. More about the filmmaker www.Matthew-Wilson-Writer.com
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