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No Turning Back is a feature-length documentary exploring the life of Jesus “Chuy” Llanos, ex-Latin King gang leader as well as his redemptive work in the Round Lake, IL community to rescue kids and young adults from the type of life he fell into. It will follow him in his journey to relaunch a formerly thriving ministry that was shut down because of COVID restrictions.
Why This Film?
In 2021 Pastor and Filmmaker Arman Sheffey began developing a vision for a series of documentaries telling the stories of the work God has been doing amongst the poor and marginalized in his region and abroad.
The decision to start with Chuy’s story was largely based on the relationship that the two of them share as well as the timing around the goal of relaunching the ministry, G.L.I.F.E. which is a basketball outreach program. Chuy’s organization, Frontline Street Intervention, has struggled to get back into the swing of things after months of being hindered by COVID. As you’ll discover in the documentary, some circumstances occurred that prompted the resurgence of the work. Now it’s time to tell the story God is writing.
Though it is not listed as an official perk, the purpose behind this, and ALL of the films in this series, is introducing different marginalized people to the world and inviting people to a newer level of concern for them as well as a celebration of God’s work among them. God is doing the heavy lifting, we just want to broadcast His work far and wide in compelling ways.
About the Filmmaker
Arman Sheffey, also lovingly known as Pastor Fury, has worked in video production for over a decade with diverse experience also including recording and producing a hip-hop album, multiple stage performances, and a number of digital works of art. No Turning Back, his latest creative endeavor promises to be spiritually compelling and creatively engaging as is each project he undertakes. This is his debut documentary but the first of many in a series, “Stories from the Edges,” focusing on the stories of what God is doing amongst the many people who are lost in the shadows of society. This is now their time to shine.
Explore a bit more about the production company Arman has created Freedomstorystudios.com