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Five-Minute Standing Ovation Marks the London Premiere of "UNSUNG HERO"


**Five-Minute Standing Ovation Marks the London Premiere of "UNSUNG HERO"**




London, June 14, 2024 — The London premiere of "Unsung Hero" captivated audiences at the historic Curzon Mayfair on Wednesday night, culminating in an extraordinary five-minute standing ovation. The film, which delves into the life of an unrecognized but impactful figure in history, left an indelible mark on its first audience, signaling a promising reception from critics and moviegoers alike.


**Critical Acclaim and Audience Response** 

The premiere was attended by a host of celebrities, critics, and industry professionals, all of whom were moved by the film's emotional depth and historical significance. As the credits rolled, the audience rose to their feet in unanimous applause, maintaining their standing ovation for a full five minutes. This overwhelming response underscores the film's potential to become a critical and commercial success.


**An Emotional Journey**

"Unsung Hero" is directed by filmmaker Joel Smallbone, who has weaved a compelling narrative of the story of his childhood with profound emotional depth.


Set against the backdrop of Nashville in the early 1990s, "UNSUNG HERO" follows the journey of David Smallbone as he moves his family from Australia to the United States, searching for a brighter future. With their six children and nothing more than suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY's Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. David and Helen begin to realise the musical prowess in their children, who would go on to become two of the most successful acts in Inspirational Music history: five-time GRAMMY Award®-winning artists for KING + COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James.


Featuring an ensemble cast of talented actors including Joel Smallbone and Daisy Betts, alongside Jonathan Jackson, Candace Cameron Bure, Kirrilee Berge and Lucas Black "UNSUNG HERO" delivers captivating performances that will resonate with audiences of all ages. Through its compelling storytelling and authentic portrayal of human emotion, the film invites viewers to reflect on the true meaning of hope and sacrifice.


"Unsung Hero" is set to open in theaters nationwide on TODAY. With the momentum from its London premiere, the film is poised to make a significant impact during the upcoming film season, after a #2 Box Office in the US and #4 in AUS


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### About the Director

Joel Smallbone (for King + Country) makes his directorial debut with Unsung Hero, showing his unique vision and a dedication to storytelling, captivating audiences with his imaginative narratives and compelling characters.