Why does God let bad things happen to good people?

It’s not an easy question, but it’s the central question of ESCAPE —  an action/adventure I wrote. It was filmed in Thailand and stars C. Thomas Howell and John Rhys-Davies. It will be released on DVD August 21, 2012.


Husband and wife doctors Paul and Kim Jordan need a drastic change. Distraught by the inexplicable death of their baby, Paul (C. Thomas Howell) convinces Kim to abandon their American lives and join a medical mission in Thailand. It seems to be just the distraction they need, until the day Paul is kidnapped by human traffickers who need a surgeon to operate on their wounded leader. Kim is left alone in a strange country, trying desperately to find her husband with no proof of what happened.

While captive on the gangs’ secluded island, Paul is caged with Malcolm Andrews (John Rhys-Davies), an Englishman being held for ransom. With nothing to do but talk, the two men quickly clash over philosophy, as Malcolm relies on a bold faith in God and Paul believes no god would allow these evils to happen in the world. Paul takes another hit when he finds his patient’s condition much worse than he can handle on his own in such primitive conditions. With his value to the criminals plummeting, the only hope for both he and Malcolm is to plot their own escape. They must trust each other with their very lives in order to outwit the traffickers and make a run for freedom.

Directed By Paul Emami
Written By Andrea Gyertson Nasfell
Produced by James Chankin, Chad Hawkins, Michael Scott, Paul Emami


Escape Review by The Dove Foundation. “‘Escape’ is a terrific thriller with spiritual overtones. It is not to be missed.”  (Don’t read their story summary — it gives away all the surprises.)


1 thought on “escape”

  1. I have enjoyed the Pure Flix movies written by you and Escape looks to be another fine production. Please read excerpts here – – of 2 novels I have written and will give you full rights to develop. I have 2 more in the Separate series that are 60% completed with the final chapter of the series placing 51st out of 1009 entries in the 2003 Writer’s Digest writing contest Inspirational category that was judged by Jerry Jenkns.
    Thanks and may God continue to bless your work,

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