Angel Studios Announces July 4 Release for ‘Possum Trot’

Angel Studios Announces July 4 Release for ‘Possum Trot’ February 7, 2024
Angel Studios, the studio behind the global blockbuster “Sound of Freedom,” has acquired worldwide rights to the feature film “Possum Trot.” Based on the true story of a small church in East Texas, “Possum Trot” is executive produced by Letitia Wright (“Black Panther,” Founder of 3.16 Productions), Nika King and Joe Knittig, directed by Joshua Weigel (“The Butterfly Circus”), written by Joshua and Rebekah Weigel (“The Butterfly Circus”), and produced by Joshua and Rebekah Weigel (Peacetree Productions).
“Possum Trot” image courtesy of Angel Studios.
“The Martin family and this community have shown us a solution to the foster crisis. They’re fighters and we believe this film will catalyze others to courageously follow their lead,” said Director Joshua Weigel. “I’m honored they asked us to tell their story, and that Angel Studios is bringing ‘Possum Trot’ to the world.”
“Possum Trot” shares the true story of Bishop and First Lady Donna Martin, and their tiny Bennett Chapel church, in the town of Possum Trot in the woods of East Texas. Twenty two families linked arms and courageously adopted seventy seven of the most difficult to place children in the local foster care system, igniting a national movement for vulnerable children that continues today.
“Possum Trot” stars Nika King (“Euphoria,” “Greenleaf”), Demetrius Grosse “Rampage,” “Justified”), Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “Outer Banks,” “Running Scared”), and Diaana Babnicova (“Don’t Breathe 2.”).
Wright, who played a pivotal role in “Black Panther” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and also appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” said she hopes the film will help build a community to address the issues and inspire people to create change.
“How do we as a community, not only the church, to step in for kids, because they are the future?” she asked.
“’Possum Trot’ is a rare film that merges an incredible true story with the power to transform a critical issue facing our communities. Our Angel Guild was deeply moved by the story,” said Jared Geesey, Chief Distribution Officer of Angel Studios. “Last July 4, “Sound of Freedom” brought issues of trafficking to the attention of millions, and we know that a staggering percentage of children from foster care become targets for trafficking. We hope to continue to build on that awareness and shine light on the next step this Independence Day.”
Watch a first look behind-the-scenes featurette below:

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