Trailer for Pray and Get Ready, a film by Tyler Bell.
Pray and Get Ready is scheduled for release in Spring 2013.
Filmed in November, 2004, this film follows Isaiah Owens from Montgomery, Alabama to New York City, where Isaiah played three packed shows following the well received release of "You Without Sin Cast The First Stone" on Casequarter Records.
"In the early 1980's while singing lead with the gospel quartet the Flying Clouds of Montgomery, Alabama, Isaiah Owens decided to satisfy a long time fascination and learn how to play the guitar. Amid both playful chiding and encouragement, Owens began to accompany himself at gospel programs and during various local gospel radio broadcasts. Striking out on his own musically, Owens immediately embraced dissonance and loud volume to embellish the rudimentary chords he played.
Owens was born in Marengo County, Alabama near the town of Dayton in 1932. He began to sing in his local church, Hoppill Baptist Church, at a young age. His migration to Montgomery by his late teens included "working the green end', a dangerous and laborious job in the sawmills near Rockford in Coosa County. At his local church in Rockford, Owens joined the gospel group the Morning Stars of Rockford, Alabama. It was at a Morning Stars anniversary program in Rockford in 1950 that the Flying Clouds of Montgomery first saw Isaiah perform. The Clouds immediately extended an offer to Owens to join the group and he was in Montgomery by the end of the week. Owens would remain with the Flying Clouds for the better part of 45 years. At the same time, Owens landed a job with the local Coca-Cola bottling company, a job he would hold for the next 42 years until his retirement. For several years in the early 1960's, the Flying Clouds were regulars on a local Sunday morning gospel television program the "Sounds of Zion". By the late 1960's, the Flying Clouds had recorded a single and two LPs for Savoy. In 1970, they waxed two singles for Hoyt Sullivan's HSE label."
(Excerpted from You Without Sin Cast The First Stone liner notes by Kevin Nutt, 2004)