The version people are most familiar with of The Golden Rule states, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
And a local film company was inspired by the Golden community exemplifying The Golden Rule.
“2nd Greatest” is a …
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“2nd Greatest” is a Christian drama produced by Kingdom Sight Studios, a company based in Westminster. It was filmed on location in Golden, and a red carpet premiere takes place on Nov. 22.
Although the film is a work of fiction, it is based on true stories. Doing the research for the movie was a unique experience and “very touching,” said Nathan Blair, founder of Kingdom Sight Studios.
“The more people we talked to, the more we realized there are stories to be told,” he said.
With the Be A Tool campaign and the Neighborhood Rehab Project(s), the Golden community is on the forefront of community service, Blair said. In fact, Golden’s own Dan Thoemke, executive director of Community Faith in Action, was the muse for the main character.
“He has lived a life that is worthy of a feature film,” Blair said, but added that people will connect with each of the characters on a personal level.
“A pastor, a homeless drunk and a police officer must discover a way to bring unity to a lost community and to themselves, while fighting for a low income trailer park before it’s shut down by a wealthy and well connected fifth generation Goldenite set on ridding his beloved town of homeless trash,” according to the film’s synopsis.
People will probably experience pride in themselves and their community after watching the film, Blair said, and added the film celebrates Golden—it’s history and people.
The film is a tribute to Golden, said Mike Flack, vice president of Kingdom Sight Studios and music pastor at Hillside Community Church in Golden.
“The thoughtfulness of putting others first (is) attainable in all communities,” Flack said. “Hopefully other communities can follow suit.”
The foundation is simply being a good neighbor, he added, and being a part of the Golden community is something to be proud of.
The goal of the film is to “inspire people and create a movement of living out The Golden Rule,” Blair said. “Not because you have to, but because you want to.”
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