Running Inside Out

Filed under: Uncategorized   ::  March 5, 2009

Running Inside Out

Even running, you’re never really alone

  • A relevant feature length Christian movie, inspired by a true story
  • Produced by Robbie Hirst and Rick Mace
  • Filming starts June ’09.

As a modern day "woman at the well" story, we desire to reach out to today’s post modern culture, especially college and career ages. We also aim to encourage the body of Christ at large with a true story of the power of serving in Love, and as in this case, without words. 

Concept video:

Story in nut shell:

With her goals insight, she runs to define herself.  When life crumbles, her hardened aloneness is unveiled.  Yet as her feet are washed, she begins to melt.  Realizing she was never really alone, she runs a new race, from the inside out.  Inspired by a true story.

Elaborated Synopsis:

As an intelligent college senior with an executive career dream job lined up, the future looks bright for Kim (the true life Cathi figure). Motivated by success yet hardened by a legalistic background, Kim likes to runs things her way. She too enjoys the outlet of recreational running.

Progressing into her dream job, a sequence of painful life circumstances occur, including an unplanned pregnancy. This challenges everything! As she faces her choice and the resultant consequences, her aloneness is exposed: “Who will stand with me? Who will love me – just for me?”

The answer comes gently as ordinary Believers from various walks of life quietly ‘wash her feet’, serving her with acts of kindness. The enduring sincerity softens Kim’s heart.

The story concludes as Kim attempts her greatest distance challenge: running a marathon. The drama of the 26.2 miles parallels her new Faith Journey in Christ.


In recent years there have been low budget movies with a Christian or moral message, such as Facing the Giants and Fireproof which exceeded all box office expectations. These movies had a gross roots swell among Christians from community to community. Running Inside Out has the same potential. The church community will see it as an opportunity to watch a movie that is non-offensive and agrees with their values, as well as, a non-threatening way to reach out to the un-churched community. We believe Running Inside Out will be supported by the Christian community to the extent that churches will buy out showings. Mission America and Somebody Cares America are two organizations that network the body of Christ within a city. They will be promoting attendance in theatres among their relationships nationwide. – Daniel Bernard, President / Founder Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, Inc.

Target Audiences:

  • Ambitious college and career ages, especially ladies making major career, relational & lifestyle choices. 
  • Those ‘burned by empty religion’ – there is a relationship that is more than simply empty legalistic rules or a distant higher power.
  • Teens to senior citizens: God makes beauty from ashes, turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones. 
  • The Church:  we all have people currently in our lives who are in need of love, care and acceptance.  Do we see or hear them?  Perhaps they are closed to the ‘Message’, but are open to a listening messenger. 

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who helped throughout the production process. Numerous volunteers on set and off all worked together to help us achieve our filming needs. We are thankful for those who allowed us to film onsite at their home/facility. Thanks to: Harris Country Park Services, Redding Family, Horton Family, Korjagin Family, Wesley Methodist, D. Bushby, J. Young, J. Lively, L . Barta & HBU, Dr. Ho & Family, G. Tsu, Hairitage Salon, Chapelwood UMC, Memorial Drive Methodist, Skol Bar & Grill, Pasadena Crisis Pregnancy, Sugarland Surgical Center, HARRA, Kenyan Way