Everything You Need to Know About Possum Trot
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Everything You Need to Know About Possum Trot

by Angel Studios | March 5, 2024

One community can foster a new beginning.

From the studio that brought you Sound of Freedom and Cabrini comes Possum Trot, the true story of an East Texas church committed to becoming a solution to the foster care crisis.

Read on to learn more about this inspiring film, coming July 4, 2024.

What is Possum Trot?

Inspired by the incredible true story, Possum Trot follows Donna and Reverend Martin as they ignite a movement of compassion in their East Texas church to adopt some of the most difficult-to-place kids in the foster system. After 22 families adopt 77 children, the Martins lead the charge to prove that faith, community, and perseverance have the power to change the lives of children everywhere.

Possum Trot is executive produced by Letitia Wright, renowned for her role in Black Panther, alongside Nika King and Joe Knittig. The film is directed by Joshua Weigel known for his work on The Butterfly Circus, and written and produced by Joshua and Rebekah Weigel, the creative minds behind the same project.

Through Possum Trot, the filmmakers aim to shed light on the foster care crisis and inspire others to take action and make a difference in the lives of children everywhere. Possum Trot not only raises awareness about the challenges within the foster care system but also serves as a call to action, encouraging viewers to get involved and make a positive impact in their communities. With its powerful message and compelling storytelling, Possum Trot is a film that will touch hearts and inspire change.


When Does Possum Trot Come Out?

Possum Trot releases exclusively in theaters on July 4, 2024. 

Jared Geesey, Chief Distribution Officer of Angel Studios, spoke on the significance of the connection between Sound of Freedom and Possum Trot

"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. 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.” 


Possum Trot Cast

Demetrius Grosse (Reverend Martin)

Demetrius Grosse is a talented American actor with notable film credits that include Rampage alongside Dwayne Johnson, Straight Outta Compton, and 13 Hours. Currently, Grosse is filming Marvel's upcoming series Wonderman.

Nika King (Donna Martin)

Nika King is a versatile actress recognized for her roles in Euphoria, Greenleaf, and Best Friends Whenever.

Elizabeth Mitchell (Susan Ramsey)

Elizabeth Mitchell is a highly regarded American actress. She gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Juliet Burke in the acclaimed mystery drama series Lost, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance. Mitchell has also held leading roles in television series such as V, Revolution, Dead of Summer, and The Santa Clauses. Additionally, she has made notable recurring appearances in shows like ER, Once Upon a Time, and Outer Banks.

Diaana Babnicova (Terri)

At the young age of 14, Diaana Babnicova is an emerging talent in the acting world. Babnicova has already made waves with her roles in Don't Breathe 2 and The Sea Beast.

How to Support Possum Trot

Director Joshua Weigel shares the profound impact this film will have on moviegoers,

“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 many others to courageously follow their lead. I’m honored they asked us to tell their story, and that Angel Studios is bringing Possum Trot to the world."

Thanks to the Angel Guild, this film’s message of hope, perseverance, and community will spread across the world. Pay it Forward for your contributions to go towards distributing the film and making sure it reaches as many people as possible.

How to Watch Possum Trot

Possum Trot is currently in post-production and is expected to hit theaters July 4, 2024. For a limited time, reserve your ticket for only $5 with the ability to pick your seat later once locations and showtimes are announced.  

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