“Finding Home in Boomtown”


ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Katie and Max Maxwell stopped by Fox 24 News A.M. Live to tell us about their film “Finding Home in Boomtown” which they personally produced and directed. This inspirational film is about another local resident who stepped away from his life of comfort to make a difference for the better.

“When the Lord calls you to do something, you don’t say no,” said John-Mark Echols as he packed up his family and moved from a 2,600-square-foot home in Midland to a 35-square-foot travel trailer.

Two years ago Echols left the comfort of a six-figure income to begin a non-profit called The Field’s Edge with the purpose of creating a housing community for homeless people in the Permian Basin. Today, the goal of having a community with 100 tiny homes, counseling services, and on-site mental and physical health care is becoming a reality. Its motto: “To rebuild dignity through relationships.”

If you’d like to see “Finding Home in Boomtown,” you’ll have a few opportunities coming up in the next two months. On Thursday, October 17th, there will be a showing at the Yucca Theatre in Midland. To purchase tickets, visit: findinghomeinboomtown.eventbrite.com.

The second is at opening night gala of the West Texas Film Festival on Thursday, November 21st, at the Ellen Noël Art Museum. For more information about that event, visit: wtxfilmfest.org.

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