Jaci Velasquez Co-Stars in Remi Award-Winning Film “Miracle At Gate 213”
NBC’s beloved holiday movie, Miracle At Gate 213, which co-stars award-winning Latina recording artist Jaci Velasquez, has won the prestigious platinum Remi Award at the 2014 WorldFest Film Festival in Houston, TX. Produced by Faith for Today for the National Council of Churches, Miracle at Gate 213 beat out several hundred contenders at WorldFest to take top spot in the “TV Special-Dramatic” category.
“I am honored and humbled to be part of such an inspiring project like Miracle at Gate 213,” says Velasquez. “Working with incredible actors like Shirley Jones, Louis Gossett, Della Reese, and the amazing Deniece Williams, is an opportunity I will cherish forever. The success of Miracle At Gate 213 is testament to the positive impact that interfaith, family friendly programming is having on the entertainment industry, and in the lives of viewers across the country.”
Jaci Velasquez co-stars in Miracle At Gate 213 as flight attendant, Elena Craig, who along with other Christmas Eve travelers, is stranded at the airport due to an unexpected weather delay. As the night unfolds, the fortuitous interactions between the travelers allow for each to be gifted their own “miracle” at Gate 213. Miracle At Gate 213 aired Christmas Day 2013 on NBC stations around the country. Watch the trailer for Miracle At Gate 213 below.
About Jaci Velasquez: Jaci has three RIAA® certified Platinum® albums, three RIAA® certified Gold® albums, 16 number one singles, 6 singles in the top 10, 7 Dove Awards, 2 Latin Grammy® Award nominations, 3 Grammy® Award nominations, has graced more than 50 magazine covers including Teen People, Latin Girl, Teen Beat, Parade, and People In Espanol, has appeared in ads for Pepsi, Doritos, Target, and is the co-host of the syndicated morning show, “The Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug and Jaci Velasquez” on Today’s CMR Network with more than 1.5 million daily listeners. Jaci recently released “Buenos Noches Mi Sol,” a Hispanic lullaby record in partnership with Fisher Price, and is the official spokesperson for the Tennessee Walk Now campaign for Autism Speaks.
About Faith For Today: Throughout sixty-plus years of Christian broadcasting, Faith For Today has sought to reach out to the vast and diverse television audiences, offering viewers spiritual and personal growth programming by introducing individuals to the gospel of grace. The profound impact of their mission is evident through the continued success of Lifestyle Magazine, the live seminars of “Mad About Marriage,” and production of award-winning television dramatic specials. For more information about Faith For Today, visit www.faithfortoday.tv.
About WorldFest: Founded in 1961, WorldFest is the oldest Independent film festival in the world, and the 3rd oldest film festival in North America, with more than 4,500 category entries received from 37 countries. WorldFest incorporates 12 major film and video competitions into one event, above and beyond the standard film festival offering of two competitions for shorts and features only. WorldFest was the first festival to honor Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, John Lee Hancock, Randall Kleiser, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Robert Townsend, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and David Lynch with their very first awards. For more information about WorldFest and to see a complete list of all the winners, go to www.worldfest.org.