I’ll Walk with God – The Trailer

A Musical Romance

I’ll Walk with God is a multi-award-winning musical drama about a fictitious former opera star from America for whom Tosca and My Fair Lady are not sufficient in themselves to feed the inherent sense of spirituality that drives him on. His father’s homeland, England, has taken him and his family to the West Midlands…and to the priesthood.

The Rev Jim Watson (played by NORMAN BOWMAN) will always sing. This will never change. He can’t remember a time when he didn’t or indeed couldn’t express himself through the power of song. It is what he does best and is as natural to him as breathing. In and around his parish he is known as “The Singing Vicar”: he sings at charity events, church fetes and at neighbourhood concerts.

Along the way, after meeting university lecturer Emma Crawford (VIRGINIA BYRON) at the local allotment that is his distraction and her therapy, things will never be as they once were for either of them or for Jim’s actress daughter, Holly (CLAIRE HEVERIN).

Musical numbers include “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical Carousel, Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria, “Because (God Made Thee Mine)”, “On the Street Where You Live” from the musical My Fair Lady, “No-one But You (Only the Good Die Young)”, “Thank You for the Music”, the Neapolitan song “Come Prima”, Rodolfo’s aria “Che gelida manina” from Puccini’s opera La Bohème, and the film’s title-song, “I’ll Walk with God” from the Sigmund Romberg operetta The Student Prince.

The trailer for I’ll Walk with God is has attracted many awards at film festivals around the world and brought equally prestigious laurels for Best Actor to Norman Bowman, Best Actress to Virginia Byron and Best Supporting Actress to Claire Heverin.

It won the Best Trailer award at The Great Message International Film Festival, in Maharashtra, the centre of India’s Bollywood film industry, where it was screened at the National Film Archive of India. Encore Films were also proud to receive the Best International Spiritual Trailer award at The Texas Ultimate Shorts International Film Festival and, again in the United States, the Best Movie Trailer award at the Christian Film Festival in Virginia