Seasons of Gray

A Modern Day Joseph Story


Synopsis

Brady Gray was always the favorite son. Overcome by jealousy, his brothers resort to an unforgivable crime to drive him away from their father's ranch. Brutally beaten and hauled away to an uncertain destiny, Brady chooses to forget the past and start anew. Yet his troubles are just beginning. Falsely accused of assaulting his new boss's wife, he ends up in prison. Daring to believe there may be some purpose in his suffering, he's given a change to turn his life around. At long last, success brings him the opportunity to decide the fates of the men who wronged him. But what man intends for evil, God intends for good. This simple, yet powerful, message is all he has left. Brady must now decide whether acts of cruelty or the hand of providence will mark the seasons of his life.

Characters

Brady Gray (Andrew Cheney)

Favored son. Hated brother. Betrayed by his family, Brady starts fresh in a big city. He humbly chooses a menial job and works his way up within the company. But the season of success won't last. Another betrayal crushes his future, and thoughts of injustice crush his spirit. In the dark prison cell, Brady faces the loss of his girlfriend, his hope and more importantly, his faith.

Chris (Akron Watson)

Faithful friend. Funny man. Chris has no idea what to expect when he picks up severely beaten Brady Gray from the side of the road. A risk taker, Chris invites Brady to stay with him and infuses the dismal young man with laughter once again. But as Brady's life vacillates between the ladder of success and the depths of imprisonment, Chris faces the challenge of discovering promise in his own life.

Kate Welling (Megan Parker)

Sharp. Beautiful. Sticks to her guns. An innocent office romance turns serious when Kate and Brady are separated by his prison sentence. Kate visits the distraught Brady, only to be harshly treated and turned away. Will she let him get away with it, marry a new love in another city, or face him one last time?

Ryan Gray (Jonathan Brooks)

Eldest son. Bitter brother. Ryan's father continually passes him over in favor of his younger brother, Brady. When Ryan realizes the farm may one day be passed down to Brady, he drives him away with a violent goodbye Brady can never forget.

Crew

Paul Stehlik (Director, Producer) & Sarah Stehlik (Writer)

Paul Stehlik and his wife Sarah have been married nearly twelve years and worked on this film, in one way or another, for almost all of those. They have three children and currently live in Kigali, Rwanda. After spending a decade on this story of forgiveness and reconciliation, they moved to Africa to spend three years supporting and documenting the work being done in those very areas by an African organization called ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries).

Chris Mano (Producer, Director of Photography, Editor)

Chris Mano has been married to his wife, Johanna, for 11 years and they are members at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX. They live in a lively multigenerational home with their four kids. Outside of the family's adventures in homeschooling, Chris seeks to affect culture through movies with 24:32 Films and continues to maintain his documentary and commercial production company, Mano Film Works.