Overhead Door on the Silver Screen

Red Ribbon distributors will get an extra dose of publicity this spring thanks to a new movie opening in theaters on Wednesday, April 16. The film from Sony Pictures Entertainment “Heaven is for Real” features an Overhead Door distributor as one of its main characters.

If you haven’t heard about the movie, it’s based on the best-selling book of the same name. “Heaven is for Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.  The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, who works as an Overhead Door distributor in the film.



Movie Artwork and Photography © 2014 CTMG. All Rights Reserved

About a year ago, producers for the movie approached Overhead Door looking for materials they could use in the filming and we were happy to oblige. Throughout the movie, the Todd Burpo character drives a work truck with an Overhead Door logo and wears shirts with the logo as well. It’s a great opportunity for us to get our industry-leading brand greater recognition, and it will pay dividends well into the future when the movie eventually runs in syndication on television.

To celebrate Overhead Door’s involvement in the movie, Overhead Door Corporation is hosting an advance screening of the movie for our Dallas-based employees on April 15, the night before the movie hits theaters nationwide.

For more information about “Heaven is for Real,” including a trailer, synopsis and stills from the movie, visit the Overhead Door Facebook page, or click here: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal/

Are you planning to see the movie? Leave a comment and let us know.

About Heaven is for Real: The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience.  Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know.  Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.   The film will be in theaters on Wednesday, April 16.


3 thoughts on “Overhead Door on the Silver Screen

  1. Overhead Door Co. of Mason City is planning a “Night at the Movie” for our employees and customers. We hope to fill the 150 seat theatre and move to the 300 seat theatre!

  2. We got a big group of people to go see “Heaven Is For Real” at AMC in Grapevine. It was a pretty good movie. I was surprised how much the Overhead Door red ribbon logo appeared in the film. I thought it was pretty cool to see the dad driving his truck all over town sporting the ribbon logo. If you have an Overhead Door red ribbon logo polo shirt, wear it to the movies.

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