Paley Event with cast and victim support leaders. Hosted by Chris Harrison

Original News Clips (SPOILER ALERT)

Dateline NBC Story (SPOILER ALERT at 7:45)                                

U.S. Dept. of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award


The script and performances in THE AMENDMENT are solid and engaging, and the story of redemption is genuinely touching. The movie has many highlights, including a strong ensemble cast that really brings this true story to life. Taryn Manning is especially moving as Leslie Douglass.
 – Ted Baehr,

“Truly amazing movie. Thank you for sharing this powerful story. Heartbreaking, challenging, and motivating to watch. Very well done and hope more people get to see it.”
 – Angela

“Wow!!! So powerful. No words! You have inspired me to forgive better and love more. Thank you!”
 – Brad

“Words can’t express how thankful I am to have been given the opportunity to see the AMENDMENT. I laughed. I cried. It was awesome. I always have enjoyed the work that I do but this has given me a total new perspective. It was so touching, emotional and inspiring.”
 – Shelia

“It was life changing for me. It refueled my own passions to do similar work. It was meaningful to me on so many levels: emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, socially, everything. Thank you for making such a beautiful film.”
 – Alinda

“Incredible story of survival, post traumatic growth, and forgiveness. Thank you & your sister for sharing your story. I can’t imagine how difficult that decision was to make, but I’m glad you did it. The movie reminds us of the incredible resiliency of the human spirit and the importance of victim’s rights.”
 – Gabrielle

“Wow! Nailed it on victims rights, or lack thereof. Clearest portrayal I have ever seen of the grief, guilt, anger, and brokenness, that happens when crime occurs. Incredibly appreciative of the time, effort and emotion that went into telling the Douglass family story.”
 – Colleen

“I enjoyed the Paley panel discussion just as much as I did the movie. What a powerful story! Thank you for sharing it. I was not familiar with the story at all. I am so glad that I went to see it.”
 – Rhonda

“My husband and I went to see the movie last night. It was amazing. I’m so glad you shared your story. It helped me realize that I am not crazy for my thoughts and feelings about our tragedy. I’m glad to know others felt the same way. Job well done. I can’t say enough good things about the movie. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
 – Melissa

“Saw The Amendment for the 2nd time last night and it is even more compelling and powerful the 2nd time. The film portrays a powerful message about forgiveness and perseverance and you are inspiration. You are brave to face all you have endured and shed light on the importance of forgiveness and victims rights.”
 – Dawnie

“During THE AMENDMENT, I felt as if I were on a wave being carried by the music throughout all of the motions of the movie. Each facial expression, each word spoken by the actors, each scene portrayed seeped into me more deeply because of Michael Omartian’s music.”
 – Cari

“The acting is powerful. The movie (and story) to me brings out some many key aspects of life…not only the fighting through trauma of major loss crime but also -the power of family teachings – and also that we all deserve happiness in our life, and whatever it is, be it hate, guilt, disappointment, we need to continue to believe we deserve that real life in happiness.”
 – Jerry

“It was a truly amazing movie, that really touched me!! You and your sister are inspiring!!
 – Jill

I loved the movie and it was the first time that I had ever experienced the emotional atmosphere to this degree after a movie. I cannot ever remember seeing a movie and no one made a sound or even a move until AFTER the credits had completed. Very well done!”
 – Teresa

“My husband and I went to see it and it was everything we were expecting! My brother Jim was murdered almost 10 years ago, his case is still unsolved. I completely understand the emotions between you and your sister. I believe this movie helped my husband more by showing him that the things I have and do go through are “normal”. For that, I thank you. “
 – Katherine

“Thank you for standing up for victim’s rights. You and Leslie have helped many people through your endeavors.”
 – Vicki

“It was a great movie and the panel at the end was a plus! It was an honor to attend.”
 – Teena

“The movie “The Amendment” was great! A real thought provoker; made me question what else I can do to help the “resources for victim’s causes”.”
 – Caroline

“Ten of our staff were able to attend the movie last week. We found the movie to be inspiring and we truly connected to the experience of Brooks and his sister. The panel after the movie was also valuable. “
 – Kathleen

“Our group of 8 had nothing but rave reviews for the movie, and pure empathy for you and your family.”
 – Mary


NOTE: The movie was originally named “Heaven’s Rain” but renamed THE AMENDMENT for the many words and meanings within that word (to amend, legislative amendment, make amends, and mend)