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Candace Cameron Bure talked about making faith-based films for the Great American Family Network, saying that their goal was to honor “faith, family, and country” in film — something she said was often missing.
During an interview with the 47-year-old actress and GAF CEO Bill Abbott, the two talked to Fox News about making Christmas movies that honor those who serve our country and celebrates family.
“I think we want to create an oasis in a cultural desert,” Bure told the outlet.
Abbott added, “I think that the culture overall needs it. And there is just so little content out there that serves family and faith and is done in a quality way. And so that is a very big part of what our mission is and what we do, and the demand is huge.”
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Bure, who develops, produces and stars in movies on the network, will appear in “My Christmas Hero” when her latest film for GAF — which honors U.S. military veterans — drops the day after Thanksgiving. In the film, Bure plays a U.S. Army Reserve doctor “who’s on a mission to honor a fallen soldier,” the outlet noted.
“They [service members] really are appreciative that we honor faith, family and country and that we are pro-country and we love America and we’re grateful for their service,” Bure said.
“So I know it means a lot to them that we honor them and we want to in really big ways because we know that we wouldn’t be here in peace without them,” she added. “So this is just a small gesture of appreciation on our end.”
The “Full House” star and Abbott provided a special screening of the movie recently in Washington state at Joint Army and Air Force Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the outlet noted.
“It’s a joy to be here,” Bure said. “We’ve met many people, [with] huge smiles on their faces, which are bringing us so much joy. But I know that they’re really happy that we’re here.”
“And it’s a place where their whole family can come to watch the movie tonight,” she added of the screening. “And that’s special for us because that’s who our movies are for, the whole family together.”
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the “Fuller House” star previously talked about her decision to leave Hallmark and join GAF, after Hallmark’s programming and advertising started involving LGBTQ-themed stories.