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"Where are we going? We are going up in the world?"

On May 8th, the film NOBLE opens in theaters in major cities across the U.S. and is on our must see Conscious film list. NOBLE is based off of Christina Noble's life story, a woman who overcomes difficulties from her childhood growing up in the slums of Ireland to risking everything on the streets of Vietnam. There in Vietnam she discovers her purpose and destiny. Watch the Trailer here.

For a movie like this where a dream, an enduring heart, and a powerful mission leads to changing countless young lives, we can't help but wonder, how does working on a film of this capacity affect the Director or main character in real life? We connected with Director Stephen Bradley, and Actress, Deirdre O'Kane of the leading role (Christina Noble) and asked them how has this film changed or influenced your life?

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Director Stephen Bradley and Actress, Deirdre O'Kane

STEPHEN BRADLEY "I think that making NOBLE has renewed my faith in the ideal that you really can get unlikely, difficult and worthwhile things done against all the odds. There have been many obstacles in the path of telling Christina Noble's extraordinary true story and then more on the road to getting it seen by audiences. But, as a group of collaborating actors and film-makers we were always inspired by the far greater difficulties faced by Christina Noble in the story we were telling. The making of the film has been an entertaining roller-coaster just as I hope NOBLE is for the people who see it - and I am grateful every day that Christina has allowed us to make the journey. It isn't over yet!”

DEIRDRE O’KANE "More than anything it has shown me how lucky and privileged I am to be born into comfort ... To never have to know hunger or extreme poverty. It is only when you realise that most of the people on our planet have very, very little that you genuinely give thanks for all you have. We do not realise how well off we are — we are blessed beyond our wildest dreams.”

NOBLE is the winner of six U.S. film festival awards, including the Panavision Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the powerful biopic drama written and directed by Stephen Bradley is heralded by critics as "raw and genuinely powerful," "captivating" and "moving." The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a joyful and rousing affirmation of the human spirit that will resound widely."

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