Hollywood must have been calling because hundreds of the Houston’s finest were at The River Oaks Theatre last Wednesday night for the screening of the independent film short Crescendo and an honest interview with the film producer Jason Jones that included audience participation via text. “That was a great event, different from the norm, compelling,” said Kathryn Roark.
Rob and Abbi Antablin, with Allison and Spencer Stasney
The theatre was packed with patrons enjoying an open bar reception and light bites from La Griglia along with small talk with Mr. Jones and plenty of photo opps. Spotted in the crowd were Laura and William Wheless, Gregory and Pat Burk, Jessica and Fred Brazelton, Paula Douglas, Lynne Andress with daughter Tiffany Masterson, Carol Isaak Barden, Sharon Dryer, Wil and Jennifer Van Loh, Ryan and Devin McCord, Allison and Spencer Stasney, Estela and David Cockrell, Amanda Fox and James Bell, Laurence and Henry Bragg, Fay and Paul Lewis, Francesca and Jeff London, Elizabeth and Seth Russell, Andrea and Trent Tellepsen, Kate and Greg Robertson, Carrie and Mark Pillsbury and Kathryn and Adam Roark to name a few.
The spectacular film recounts the struggles of Maria Magdalena Beethoven, the mother of 19th century composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Equally as powerful was the interview and questions fielded by the audience for Jones by Mrs. Abbi Antablin. “Every aspect of making this film came from my heart,” said Jones.
Crescendo’s Executive Producer, Pattie Mallette, known to world as super pop sensation Justin Bieber’s mother said, “I’m super excited to hear that LifeHouse screened Crescendo at their recent event. I love seeing how this film is inspiring people around the world and funding important programs who need support.”
“It was amazing to see so many Houstonians come together to celebrate life. God has given us a unique gift to speak, share and love. That is exactly what Jason Jones did. I was touched by this incredible film and even more by what it signifies for the choice of life and for the ministry of LifeHouse,” said event co-chair Estela Cockrell.
LifeHouse is a Christian ministry that provides safe housing, prenatal care, counseling and support for young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. They operate two maternity homes in South Houston on adjacent properties. LifeHouse recently launched LifeLine, an outreach ministry located in Central Houston, for non-residential young women who are pregnant and/or parenting.LifeHouse is a not-for-profit charitable IRS 501(c)(3) status www.LifeHouseHouston.org.