“Doonby” is a film that poses questions on both sides of the political argument in a non-judgmental manner for all audiences. “I love the movie because it leaves an impression upon our heart challenging us to be better people living healthier lifestyles whatever our political view through a blues-bar music infused story of romance about hero, Sam Doonby, (John Schneider) helping my character Laura Reaper who is a party girl (alcoholic) stand back up on her feet to seek after her life’s purpose,” states film’s actress Jenn Gotzon.
NET TV sponsored 16 buses to charter residents from Brooklyn, NY to attend this year’s March for Life in Washington DC. After the march in the chilly snow, students ages 10 to 21 arrived for hot cocoa and popcorn to attend the “Doonby” screening. Listening to actress Gotzon share on her backstory with her desire to work on films that impact and inspire audiences with Christian worldview themes, students gained a positive role model in the entertainment industry that day. “We need to ensure the choices we make brings life and love and not curse or speak hatred upon those around us,” says Gotzon. The students flooded the Q&A with a sea of hands asking thought provoking questions, “Why did your character get drunk? Who is Sam Doonby? Will there be a sequel and can I write it? How do you make yourself cry as an actress? One boy commented, age 11, “I don’t do very good watching movies because I fall asleep and this movie kept me interested from the beginning because of the action, thrill and drama. I really liked your movie.”
After the screening, the students clamored around to receive autographs from the director and cast garnishing posters using their t-shirts and hats for a signature. “It’s important to have a young actress stand up as a positive role model for our kids to look up to. It gives them hope and someone to aspire to be like. She spoke boldly about her faith and how prayer and going to church keeps her grounded,” states Jarisa Santiago, chaperone for students from Brooklyn, NY attending screening.
Gotzon’s heart is to encourage and enthuse the generations, young and old, through the roles she plays in movies. Strongly motived by this, she serves as a spokesmodel for NET TV and AMTC Actors Models Talent for Christ, a ministry / education program raising up role models in entertainment who strive to make the world better.
With our nation’s youth consuming over 75 hours of media a week (Kaiser Family Foundation) and 60,231 hours average time by the age of 17 (Movieguide)
Gotzon shares her passion to impact and inspire audiences on screen demonstrated in protagonist characters that struggle through difficult situations, similar to her recent character Laura Reaper in “Doonby”. She created a program entitled ‘Inspiring Audiences,’ through which she screens the films she plays in. Afterwards, she shares her journey discussing how to overcome life’s obstacles such as rejection, lack of money, support of loved ones, conquering fear and how to speak without condemnation to bring life to those around her. Gotzon implements goal planning strategies that generate guidance helping the listener take their next steps towards accomplishing their dreams.
Gotzon now lead of several movies releasing this year including: Vatican praised mystery-romance thriller “Doonby” opposite John Schneider (Smallville);
For more info on Jenn Gotzon’s involvements:
NET TV on Verizon FiOS Video on Demand http://youtu.be/
Actress Jenn Gotzon’s video press kit: http://www.jenngotzon.com/
AMTC Actors Models Talent for Christ www.AMTCworld.com
Connect with Jenn Gotzon through facebook and twitter @JennGotzon
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. NET TV Verizon FiOS Navigation On Demand instructions from remote control:
1) click the On Demand button on the remote or tune to channel 900, 2) click on TV Shows folder on the root level, 3) then select the “Religion”