Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bella - Not Going Down w/out a Fight!

"Eduardo's Testimony" (Producer and lead actor of "Bella the Movie")He will be interviewed about "Bella" on the "Today Show" the day after thanksgiving. This guy gave it all up to follow Jesus. Word.

Bella - Not Going Down w/out a Fight!

Please pray for the movie "Bella" as we are facing much spiritual warfare at the moment from the forces of evil against this movie. Although, Bella did great in the movie theaters this past weekend, even-though we were the 5th highest grossing film on a per screen average. The movie theaters have decided to drop 100 major screens that were showing Bella. This is seriously ridiculous and can only be a work of the enemy. The distribution company had originally promised Bella to be distributed to over 1,000 theaters if it did well, but they have not lived up to their promise. Bella has done over and above what anyone could imagine, but there are people in the Hollywood industry who are biased against this film because of it's Christian message. As Leo the producer put it below...

Guys – bottom line is despite numbers that would justify us gaining double the number of theaters, we lost around 100 theaters... Work is cut out for us now – we need to reinforce that this is a 2 week campaign and now week 2 has become even more important because hardly any films EVER bounce back from losing theaters to gaining theaters... We need more Bella Champions and we need the existing Bella Champions to double their efforts for this next week... Through our efforts, Our Lord made it happen last week, I know He can do it again this week!

God bless,

Body of Christ, we need you this weekend to continue to mobilize your church congregations, fellowships, networks and everyone you know to go out and watch BELLA this "Thanksgiving" weekend. I believe in miracles, we are still in 300 theaters, by God's grace we have still retained our 86 major markets and can show the system that "BELLA IS STILL CHAMP". If we do incredible this weekend there is still a chance we can get added into more theaters, nothing is impossible with our God. It still a great victory that we are still in theaters for Thanksgiving weekend. Our trust is in the Lord, let's fight for "Bella", more so, let's fight for the lives that will be saved through this film. It aint over till God says it's over, Bella is not going down without a fight. This is our David and Goliath moment, let's rise up this weekend and slay this Hollywood giant that defies the army of the living God. Nothing is too hard for our God.

In my spirit, I know this movie is pioneering for a new generation of God to take a stand, to not bow down to the system, and create media/art/film that makes a difference in this world for eternity. Now is not the time to sit back, it is time to arise shine and let the world know that it only takes a few to start a revolution, to make history, to change the world for Jesus.

Please: If you can volunteer for Bella in your region or know someone who can be our "Bella Champion" in one of the cities Bella is still showing please have them or you email


You can get promo materials at:

You can adopt a theater for $3K at:

I know it, the box office, Hollywood will be confounded and confused this weekend. Bella will BOUNCE BACK and destroy the dark competition and bring an even greater light into the darkness. Amen.

Believing for Bella still,

Jaeson Ma


At 11/22/2007 01:33:00 PM , Blogger Jasmine said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jaeson. Thank you for inspiring me to yearn for God more during the Supernatural Conference. =)

Love, Jasmine.

At 11/23/2007 05:19:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Pastor Jaeson,
I just heard your "affection based obedience" sermon. You are a phenomenal communicator -- one of the best. Hope to hear you preach more one day. Keep perservering in your believing for Bella. Keep speaking up for truth and not compromising in your convictions. Happy Holidays.

At 11/23/2007 05:32:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Pastor Jaeson,
I just heard your "affection based obedience" sermon. You are a phenomenal communicator -- one of the best. Hope to hear you preach more one day. Keep perservering in your believing for Bella. Keep speaking up for truth and not compromising in your convictions. Happy Holidays.

At 11/27/2007 11:26:00 PM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

Thanks for all your prayers for Bella!

Thanks for all your prayers! Bella is moving forward! Come on! JMA
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*Bella made the top 20 during the most competitive week of the year!!!

*For the 5th week in a row Bella generated over $1 million again last week and is in the top 20 movies in the world !!!

*Currently Bella has better box office results after 5 weeks in theaters than "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" had after their first 5 weeks (Bella has approx $6.2m vs. $5.6m for My Big Fat Greek Wedding). "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" finished their release with over $350 million dollars in the box office.

*Eduardo did a great job on the Today Show last Friday and got a standing ovation for his Keynote speech at the White House for National Adoption Day:

*Bella is still the #1 Top Rated Movie on Yahoo and the New York Times readers poll!!!

Now that Bella did well on Thanksgiving week we need your help to stay through the holiday season!

If you are interested in helping Bella here is what you can do:

1. Send this email to your entire data base and ask others to do the same
2. Adopt a theater by buying all the tickets for a particular Showtime (cost of $1500-$3000) or Adopt a market by buying 5k-10k tickets. To do this visit:
3. Buy tickets and give them to friends and family. Invite everyone you know to the movies – it is a film you can invite everyone to see
4. Promote Bella through every means possible, online and offline. To do this read below and get all the tools you need at
5. Volunteer to promote Bella in your market. Contact

Click here for the details about how you can help:

If you only have a little time go to and give Bella an A+ if you love Bella and forward this email to others. (Please do not do this if you do not believe Bella deserves it.)

Please send this email to your entire data base so we can get the word out and send a message to Hollywood that films like Bella have an audience.

Thank you for your unbelievable support of "Bella" – because of your efforts countless people's lives have been transformed forever.

God bless you!

The Bella Family


Warm, sweet and funny.

-Roger Ebert,

"The Best Movie of the Year, Everyone should see this film"

-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life

"A Perfect Film, An Artistic Masterpiece"

-Tony Bennett, Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter

Versategui is a natural on the big screen, a compelling presence.

-Ruthe Stein, SF Chronicle

"A sweet, life-affirming picture"

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"A bear-hugging embrace of sweetness and light"

-Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Cynics need not apply, but I found "Bella" a real heart tugger."

- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

An unforgettable experience! A celebration of family, food, music and life-affirming values

-Michael Medved

Powerful and moving... a true inspiration.

-CNN, Ana Maria Montero

"The warmest family drama I've seen in years"

-Frank Lovece- Film Journal


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