The Mulligan, an inspiring story about second chances, has been honored with six nominations from the upcoming Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF). After a successful national theatrical launch, the film just released on DVD, Digital, and On Demand on August 16th through Cinedigm. Based on the novel by Ken Blanchard and Wally Armstrong, the film adaptation has received both critical and consumer acclaim, hailing a 100% Fan-rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Mulligan received CIFF Nominations in the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Director: Michael O. Sajbel
Best Lead Actor: Eric Close
Best Supporting Actor - Pat Boone
Best Supporting Actress - Charmin Lee
Best Family Film
The Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF) has a mission to showcase, promote, educate, and encourage appreciation of faith, family, and independent films. Every year at the CIFF Film Festival we exhibit and celebrate the most outstanding faith and family content produced in every part of the world. Films are selected and nominated by a panel of judges on the basis of content quality, and originality.
The Mulligan shares the story of Paul (Eric Close - American Sniper, "Nashville"), who outwardly has everything that he could possibly want. He's a successful businessman, motivational speaker and superstar on the golf course. But behind the persona, his world has fallen apart and his estrangement from his family has left him desperate to find anything to fill the void. When he gets teamed up with an old golf pro (Pat Boone - A Cowgirl's Story, God's Not Dead 2), Paul begins to realize that there is still time to set his world right...there's still time for a mulligan.
Directed by Michael O. Sajbel (The Ultimate Gift, The Ride), and co-written by Randall Eldridge, Rick Eldridge (The Ultimate Gift, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius), Roland Eldridge and Jimmy Hager, the film is based on the 2016 novel "The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances" by Blanchard and Armstrong. The film also stars Tanya Christiansen (I Still Believe, The Hate U Give), Andrew Brodeur (Tall Girl, "MacGyver"), Charmin Lee ("Westworld", The 5th Wave) and Debra Stipe ("Full House", Father Figures), with guest appearances by PGA Professional Tom Leyman and Broadcasting legend Jim Nantz. The Mulligan was produced by Scotty Curlee, Eldridge and Stephan Schultze, with Eldridge also acting as Executive Producer.