Thursday, July 16, 2020

Have you ever wished that money grew on trees? Find out what would happen if it did in Scott Sikma's new film, ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. LISTEN to Janeane's conversation with Scott!

We've all heard people say how they wish money grew on trees, and Scott Sikma's new film Root of the Problem shines a light on the dark side of this wish. Starring Sergio Di Zio (Flashpoint, Rogue) and Claire Rankin (Stargate: Atlantis, Molly's Game), Root of the Problem is a thoughtful and funny film about a family who comes into possession of a tree that actually grows money and the unexpected lessons they learn from it about happiness and fulfillment.

Believe that all your problems would be solved if money grew on trees? Think again.

Vision Films presents the new film that will change the way you perceive happiness


Available on VOD July 7 and DVD July 14th, 2020

How many times have you thought about how life would be easier if you had more money? Or how you could make your family happier if you had more money to buy them anything they wanted?

Scott Sikma’s award-winning debut feature film, Root of the Problem will challenge your beliefs and is a timely reminder that happiness is something money cannot buy, even if you do have a tree that grows money! With its clever screenplay by Francis Damberger and Joanne Sikma and wonderful performances by its talented cast, this film comes to us at a time when we are all searching for the positives in everyday life. Presented by Vision Films and Chaos: A Film Company Inc., Root of the Problem will be available on DVD and video-on-demand on July 7, 2020.

Starring Sergio Di Zio (Flashpoint, Rogue), Claire Rankin (Stargate: Atlantis, Molly’s Game), Jayson Therrien (Fargo, A Miracle on Christmas Lake), Chantal Perron (Heartland, Fargo) and introducing Leslie Bann and Ty Loupelle, Root of the Problem took away the Audience Award at last year’s Calgary International Film Festival and won Best Actor at 2019’s International Christian Film Festival.

Director, Scott Sikma believes that his film will encourage people to see that even in the hardest of situations, there is hope and happiness to be found. "I will always be inspired by the courage shown in Root of the Problem”, Sikma says. “It shines a light on some of life's darkest moments."


When a suburban family inherits a real-life money tree, the dad, Paul Campbell (Sergio Di Zio) thinks he has a one-way ticket to easy street. But he loses sight of the things that matter most in life and becomes more distant and secretive with his wife and children. Now, the family will be tested and must search within their hearts to find the answers and discover that it is better to give than receive.

“My sister, Margot McMaster, and I co-produced Root of the Problem because it speaks to the love, loyalty, and commitment within a family particularly during moments of crisis and despair; and serves to remind us of the importance of family ties no matter what the obstacles”, says executive producer, Carolyn McMaster. “Root of the Problem was adapted from the book of the same name, written by Joanne Sikma, and we hope it brings as much joy to your family as it did to ours”.

Root of the Problem will be available on July 7, 2020, on VOD from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Amazon, and FandangoNow, as well as cable affiliates everywhere. The film will also be available on DVD from July 14 from all major online retailers.

"The one thing we can be sure of in times like this is that family is the most important thing in the world," said Lise Romanoff, Managing Director and CEO of Vision Films, Inc. "Root of the Problem allows us to embrace the things we can be thankful for in everyday life like family, kindness, and faith. We are pleased to be presenting this charming and funny film for the first time on DVD and VOD!”






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