NEW LIFE Movie Explores Ups and Downs of Love and Life



LOS ANGELES – Sharing the tissue box with hits such as THE NOTEBOOK and THE FAULT IN OUR STARTS, and starring Erin Bethea, NEW LIFE is this generation’s new favorite romance. A love story making all of life beautiful, NEW LIFE premiers in selected markets this weekend.

Betha first shot to fame playing an unhappy wife in the 2008 surprise hit FIREPROOF, the year’s number 1 indie film. Now Bethea plays a wife whose love story, with her husband, takes on the worst life can throw.

“NEW LIFE follows Ben and Ava, who meet as children, marry as young adults and together face what life brings,” Bethea said. “Audiences respond to seeing young love become something lasting and storng. We wanted to inspire audiences with love’s power, in any circumstance, to give strength and hope.”

NEW LIFE also stars Jonathan Patrick Moore (The L.A. Complex, The Mistle­Tones) and veteran stars like Terry O’Quinn (Hawaii Five­O, Lost), Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, That Thing You Do), and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Drew Waters (Friday Night Lights) makes his feature film directing debut with NEW LIFE, for which he recently won the Best Director at the Love International Film Festival in Los Angeles.

“I was drawn in from the first scene,” said Jim Stovall, New York Times bestselling author of The Ultimate Gift. “I found myself impacted on every possible emotional level.”


Benjamin Morton’s (Jonathan Patrick Moore) life changed forever the day he met the little girl next door. Ava (Erin Bethea) was and always would be the girl of his dreams. What began as a childhood friendship grows into a meaningful relationship as the two plan out their lives together. When life takes a turn neither of them expected, their entire future is called into quesiton and they must decide what it really means to make the most of life.

NEW LIFE is produced and co­written by Bethea and Waters as the premiere feature of their production company, Argentum Entertainment.

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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