Following a successful two-night theater debut, the newest AFFIRM Originals movie 5000 BLANKETS will be available to stream exclusively on Pure Flix on January 5, 2023.
The film is inspired by the remarkable true story of a young boy, Phillip and his mother, whose lives are changed forever after his father disappears during a mental health crisis. Phillip’s generosity and determination spark an entire city’s movement to help the homeless.
“I’m so honored to be part of such a moving story,” said actress Anna Camp, who plays Cyndi Bunch in the film. “This is a story about a woman of faith who believes in God, but who’s really struggling with why this painful thing happened to her. She has doubts and fears but ultimately, it’s a movie about overcoming them in the face of personal struggle. It’s also about loving others and making a difference on a daily basis.”
The new film stars Anna Camp (Jerry & Marge Go Large, PITCH PERFECT), Carson Minniear (RALLY CAPS), Rob Mayes (THOR: RAGNAROK), Rod Hallett (The Last Kingdon, Red Rose, MacGyver), and Kim Myers (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2). It is directed by Amin Matalqa and produced by Doug Shaffer.
"I was really moved when I first read the screenplay based on Cyndi and Phillip's story," said Director Amin Matalqa. "I love capturing stories of dreamers and unsung heroes on film. I know audiences will find the story as inspiring as I did."
The new film is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Bunch family. When her husband and father of her son went missing during a mental health crisis, Cyndi and her son, Phillip, discovered an unmet need in their city of Fort Worth, Texas: thousands of homeless were going to be left cold as the temperatures plummet in the winter months. Together, the mother and son founded the charity PHILLIP'S WISH and began collecting blankets to provide to those in need.
“One night as I was tucking Phillip into bed, he asked me, ‘Mommy, are you cold?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m fine.’ He goes, ‘Do you think daddy’s cold?,’” said Cyndi about the inspiration behind the charity. “I was just taken aback. I didn’t know how to even answer that… He just kept saying, ‘We need to get these blankets so we can warm them all up.’”
Watch the trailer for 5000 BLANKETS right now.
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