Writer-actor Nathan Clarkson, who hails from Monument, is debuting a film he produced right here in Colorado Springs.
The film is called ‘The Unlikely Good Samaritan’. It’s a modern retelling of the classic Bible story in Luke Chapter 10.
The movie stars Oscar Nominated Eric Roberts, alongside many Colorado Springs acting talent, including Lewis-Palmer High School graduate Nathan Clarkson and CSPD Officer Ruselis (Russ) Perry in the titular role.
The film was almost completely shot in Colorado Springs, with a small part in Los Angeles.
Perry said he can relate to the main character Sam, “As a black man, I’ve been to an all-white church, and I’ve been looked at kind of weird.”
The message of the movie is about knocking down stereotypes and not judging people before you get to know them.
“Who do I judge? Who I put into stereotypes on way or the other? How can I maybe learn to take those away,” said Clarkson.
Perry said he struggled with finding the right influences in life and always teetered on the edge of trouble.
“There was one person in my life that was able to give me a chance and looked past that and it encouraged me to become a better person,” Perry said.
The movie comes out on DVD Tuesday and is available for purchase at Amazon, Walmart or Kmart.