Deliver Me

Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy

Deliver Me in Film

The stories in Deliver Me have inspired two short film scripts, and Dianne has produced one of them. You can see this film on YouTube. Here's the story...

In 2010, Dianne attended the Act One Writing for Film & Television Program in Hollywood, California.

In October of 2010, she entered the 168 Film Project's "Write of Passage" competition to write a short script based on an assigned Bible verse in only one week. Here is the Bible verse Dianne was assigned to base her story on:

"He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy." 

Proverbs 28:13, NIV 1984 

When Dianne received the assigned Bible verse, she felt Scotty Vaughn's story in Deliver Me, called "Cowboy Up," portrayed the Scripture verse perfectly.

So, inspired by Scotty's true story (and with his knowledge and permission), Dianne wrote her short script, “A Cowboy’s Faith.” The scripted ended up as one of eleven finalists.

Dianne hopes one day the script will be produced.

Then in February 2011 a group of classmates from Dianne's Act One class formed a team to participate in the 168 Film Project's film production competition, which is to produce a short film based on an assigned Bible verse. The team came to Dianne's house in Colorado and made a short film in one week (168 hours) titled "Steel City" for the 168 Film Project. They didn't place in the short film contest, but their film did premier in the 168 Film Festival.

In 2012 Dianne again participated in the 168 Film Project. This time she formed her own team to produce a film. Dianne wrote, directed and co-produced (with her husband) the film. Again when Dianne saw the Scripture verse she was assigned, she thought of a story in Deliver Me.

Here is the assigned Bible verse for Dianne's 2012 film project:

"As the Scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.' For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lords of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' "

Romans 10:11-13, NIV 19844

Dianne thought of the story written by Chris Jackman titled "The Choice." Dianne write a story inspired by Chris' true story. And Chris also generously gave Dianne permission to use the title track of Chris' album "The Choice." When you watch the film, you can hear the song, performed by Chris Jackman herself, playing over the closing credits.

Dianne produced the film with her husband, Hal, as co-producer and an all-volunteer cast and crew.

Again, Dianne's team did not place in the contest, however  Dianne is very proud of the film they produced. It is a  touching, compassionate film excellent for post abortion ministries, pro-life pregnancy centers, church groups, women's groups, and men's groups..

The film premiered at the 168 Film Festival on March 30, 2012, at the Hope Theatre in San Fernando, California.

You can see the 2-minute movie trailer below.

You can also see the entire film Dianne and her team produced on YouTube here: The Choice”. The film runs approx. 10 minutes.

In other projects, Dianne was contracted by another Act One classmate to write a feature film from an optioned nonfiction book. (That project was halted.) 

And Dianne's feature script was a semifinalist in the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays in January 2013.


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The Choice

A woman wrestles with God over a choice she made 12 years earlier. Produced, written, and directed by Dianne E. Butts, with co-producer Hal Butts.

Available on YouTube and Vimeo.

View "The Choice" on YouTube here: Runs 10 minutes.

A 168 Film Project/a>. A Connections Press Film

The Choice movie trailer:

View the Trailer for short film "The Choice." Run time 1:52:


The Choice trivia:


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