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From Tennessee to India: Filmmakers bringing red carpet to Bristol for film screening

Contributed • Oct 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the Hope Gala takes place on Saturday. It has been changed to the correct date of the event, Friday Nov. 2.


What: Hope Gala 2018: Screening of “Coming Home,” documentary film by Northeast Tennessee native Jeremiah Caleb and red carpet event

Where: Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol 

When: Friday 6:30 p.m. 

“Coming Home” tells the story of hope and divine calling, chronicling the personal accounts of the Caleb family, the harsh realities of the slum conditions in India and the hope that was born from a journey of simplicity and empathy. It is the product of 60 hours of footage, a dedicated production team, and an original musical score, and is based off the Caleb Saga books.

The film follows Northeast Tennessee native Jeremiah Caleb's journey to India as he explores his late father's heritage. With intentions to find inspiration for a book about his father, Jeremiah found a calling to create the Caleb Hope Foundation, an organization working with orphans in the slums of India. For more than a decade the Caleb Hope Foundation has been serving to work with the poor and the oppressed in the slums and rural communities of India empowering them in creating a culture of education, justice, mercy, and hope.

The event will feature Red Carpet arrivals, cocktails, live music and entertainment, after party with cash bar, and dessert buffet. Tickets can be purchased in advance here. Box Office will be open at 5:30pm the day of the event.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $75 for VIP tickets. 

6:30 p.m. — Doors open to VIP Gold ticket holders / Red Carpet Arrivals Cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live music.

8:15 p.m. — Doors open to Silver Ticket holders, screening of COMING HOME and special musical performances.

9:45 p.m. — After Party, dessert buffet, cashbar, and Live Entertainment

11:00 p.m. — Event concludes

Jeremiah Caleb is an actor, author, and activist who began his artistic career in Bristol, TN. A graduate of King University, Caleb went on to pursue his career in New York and Los Angeles where he makes appearances in film, television, theatrical productions and national commercials. He proudly returns to Bristol to present his long awaited film and books.

Caleb’s father, Rev. A.S.K Caleb (1934-2002) was born into a Brahmin family but was disowned at the age of 15 for becoming a Christian. He went to live among the poorest of the poor and later became known as “Radio Uncle”, a live radio broadcast for children at the Far East Broadcasting Association in India.

Josh Mancuso is a filmmaker and actor in East Tennessee. He is known for writing, producing, and starring in comedic shorts, but has credits in a wide variety of genres. Josh has directed documentaries, music videos, short narrative films, and multiple social content videos.


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