February 17, 2010 (Des Moines, Iowa) Iowa basketball film, Winning Favor, is set to premiere in Holland Plaza's new Digital Theater on February 19, 2010 in Orange CIty, Iowa, and will run through March 4. The film will then play at Sioux City's Promenade Theater March 12 through March 19.
Winning Favor is a family film based on the true story of neighborhood friends growing up playing basketball at rival high schools in Orange City, Iowa. In 2005, the two high schools, the MOC-FV Dutch and the Unity Christian Knights, simultaneously produced two state boys' basketball championship teams in class 3A and 2A. The film also features basketball teams throughout Northwest Iowa, including Bishop Heelan, Boyden Hull and Sioux Center.
Winning Favor stars Matt Ashford from NBC's Days of Our Lives and was directed by Jamey Durham, director of the award winning film, The Prairie Pirates. The film's premiere coincides with Holland Plaza Theater's installation of a state of the art digital projection system.
The film was produced by Orange City, Iowa residents Anita Bomgaars and Donna Durham. The story was based on Bomgaars' memoirs of the 2005 winning season.
"I had never witnessed a group of young men who had such a positive impact on so many lives. This is a story that tugged at my heart, compelling me to share it with others," Bomgaars said .
For more information or to schedule interviews with the film's director and producers contact Anita Bomgaars at 712-441-2889 or Donna Durham at 712-737-7332.