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Barry Watson ("7th Heaven") Stars In The UP Original Movie Far From Home Premiering Exclusively On UP, Sunday, February 9 At 7:00 P.M. EST

ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UP, America's favorite channel for uplifting entertainment, presents the UP Original Movie Far From Home (#FarFromHome), a prodigal son returns drama set in the idyllic San Juan, WA islands, starring Barry Watson ("7th Heaven").  Far From Home is executive produced and directed by Michael M. Scott (UP Original Movie Apple Mortgage Cake, Winter Wonderland, "Cedar Cove") and produced by Harvey Kahn ("R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour," "Endgame").  Newcomer Bryar Freed wrote the script.  Far From Home premieres exclusively on UP on Sunday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

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The ensemble cast also includes Stefanie von Pfetten ("Cracked," "NCIS"), Barbara Pollard ("The X Files"), Eli Goree ("The Hundred," "Emily Owens M.D."), David Allan Pearson ("The Killing"), Patricia Harras ("Supernatural," Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer), Keith Martin Gordey (Watchmen,  "Alcatraz"), Gemini Award winner Lorne Cardinal (Insomnia, "Corner Gas"), Christina Jastrzembska (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Paul McGillion (Star Trek, Tomorrowland), Venus Terzo ("Da Vinci's Inquest," "Scattered"), Aleks Paunovic (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, "Arctic Air"), Trevor Lerner ("2020: The Series," "Untold Stories of the ER"), Tom McBeath (Watchmen, "Stargate SG-1") and Matty Finochio (50/50, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland").

Set in the idyllic San Juan, WA islands, Barry Watson ("7th Heaven") stars as Nicholas Bell, who angrily left home at 22 after a terrible fight with Charley Garrison, the uncle who raised him and owned the local newspaper where Nick started his writing career.  Having cut off all contact and gone out on his own, he wrote a wildly successful novel, entitled "Broken Windows," which led critics to declare him the "new voice of his generation."  Unfortunately, Nick has been unable to follow it up with any work as meaningful or impactful.  So, 15 years later, he has quietly settled into teaching undergraduate writing at a small university.  Out of the blue, Nick learns that Uncle Charley has died.  Reluctantly, he heads back to Marrow Island for the funeral.  His arrival is met by one mishap after another, reminding him of how quirky and insular the little island can be.  Diner owner Velma (Barbara Pollard), bookstore owner Irene (Christina Jastrzembska), and enthusiastic young writer Rudy (Eli Goree) are eager to see the island's most famous writer return – as are bank manager Rebecca (Venus Terzo) and land developer Graham Westlake (Paul McGillion).  Soon, Nick learns from his honest, forthright and attractive local attorney Libby Wainscott (Stefanie von Pfetten) that some local interest stems from the fact that Charley left him the family's local paper and key property.  Eager to divest himself of the newspaper and get back to his teaching post, his new inheritance instead wedges him smack in the middle of a bitter fight over the future of the island – and face-to-face with the real reason behind what sent him so far from home for so long.

"Barry Watson headlines Far From Home, a moving story about a floundering college professor who reluctantly returns home after 15 years away," said Leslie Glenn Chesloff, executive vice president of programming, UP.  "While confronting personal issues, the character of Nick reunites with family, meets a variety of quirky new locals and finds a community that needs him.  Ultimately, the film affirms that home really is where the heart is." 

UP presents Far From Home, a Front Street Pictures Production.  Starring Barry Watson, Stefanie von Pfetten, Barbara Pollard, Eli Goree, David Allan Pearson, Patricia Harras, Keith Martin Gordey, Lorne Cardinal, Christina Jastrzembska, Paul McGillion, Venus Terzo, Aleks Paunovic, Trevor Lerner, Tom McBeath and Matty Finochio.  Executive produced and directed by Michael M. Scott.  Produced by Harvey Kahn.  Director of Photography is Adam Sliwinski.  Editor is Jason Pielak.  Script by Bryar Freed.

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About UP
UP (www.uptv.com) is America's favorite network for uplifting family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The UP brand is reflected in "Uplift Someone," the network's successful pro-social initiative.  UP can be seen in more than 65 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FIOS on channel 224. Follow UP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UPtv, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.

About Front Street Pictures
Front Street Pictures Inc. (frontstreetpictures.com) is an innovative production company that produces high quality independent films and made for television motion pictures for worldwide distribution. The head office is established in Vancouver, British Columbia and specializes in providing a full range of services to the film and television industries. In addition to developing and producing in house productions, the company offers a wide range of financial, production and creative services to production partners all over the world.

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