Fire Creek

Theatrical Release: May 8, 2009
DVD Release: August 1, 2010
Fire Creek


Spared by a God he didn’t believe in, Jason Malek comes home with shrapnel wounds in his legs and the memory of his best friend dying in combat. As Jason struggles with the question of why he heard a voice that saved his life, he meets new neighbors who have challenges of their own. As he grows closer to them he discovers they have needs he is uniquely prepared to meet. He also learns more about his relationship to his father, who had been killed in a tragic accident when Jason was a young boy. In the end he finds that coming home meant much more than what he thought.

Dove Review

This is a gripping and powerful drama about the connection between a father and son, and how that faith in the Bible can lead to a hope beyond the grave. A young marine named Jason witnesses the death of his friend Taylor overseas and returns home scarred with the memory. Jason had previously lost his father when he was a boy due to another tragic event, a warehouse fire. Now, he befriends the neighbor’s son Lou. Lou’s dad, Paul, knew Jason’s father and later Jason learns that he and Paul have more in common than he first realizes.

Jason was saved from his friend Taylor’s fate when he heard his father’s voice tell him to stay down. When his friend Taylor leaped to his feet, he met his end. The story includes Paul reading the Bible and he and Jason’s mother helping Jason to realize that God is in control, even when it seems chaos is all around. The irony is that Jason is later able to return the favor to Paul, when Lou faces his own tragic loss. The question of why bad things happen is dealt with.

There is a scene in the film in which Jason’s dad appears to him for a moment, and whether it is an angelic visit or a momentary vision is not clear but what is clear is that Jason is encouraged that there is life after death and as he seeks God, he can one day join his father forever. This is well-acted story and we are pleased to award it our Dove Seal. “Fire Creek” has a lot to say about rebuilding lives on old ruins. This one will entertain you and just may speak to your heart.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: H (as a place)-1
Violence: Explosions; War; a few soldiers are wounded and killed and a little blood is seen but briefly and it is not gratuitous; boxing matches and a few people are bloodied at the mouth; fireworks' sparks hurt a man's hands.
Drugs: A few spectators are seen holding drinks; it's mentioned a mother is attending AA meetings and struggling with her lifestyle; Scenes showing bottles of medications: Woman is strung out on drugs
Nudity: Woman's bare midriff is briefly seen. Men shirtless
Other: A sick man vomits; a man refuses to see a doctor; death and grieving; question of being left behind when a friend is killed; Bible reading and prayer


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Jed Wells
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 81 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter