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Upside (film)

Directed by Ken Horstmann
Produced by Casey Wallace
Andrew Grein
Adam Callner
Written by Ken Horstmann
Starring Leah Sims
Taylor St. Clair
Jeremy Harrison
Blair Jasin
Music by Christian Wood
Cinematography Pete Wages
Edited by Ken Horstmann
Myron Vazquez
Spyplane Films
Distributed by Provident Films[1]
Release dates
  • October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)
Running time 106 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Upside is a 2010 American dramatic film written and directed by Randall Bentley.


  • Plot 1
  • Production 2
  • Music 3
  • Reception 4
  • Accolades 5
    • Awards won 5.1
    • Nominations 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7



The lacrosse scenes in the film were staged by Richie Meade, head coach for the United States Naval Academy.[3]

Solomon Olds and Jacob Olds from Family Force 5 appear in the film dancing in the scene that features their song, along with Solomon's wife Lauren.

According to the closing credits the film was shot all on location in seven cities in and around Atlanta, Georgia.


Upside features an original score by Christian Wood.

The soundtrack includes songs by Family Force 5, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Sony Music Nashville artist Corey Crowder.

Songs by Family Force 5
  • "Radiator"
Songs by Corey Crowder
  • "Small Town"
  • "Higher Ground"
  • "What Was And Might Have Been"
  • "Here's Looking At You Kid"
  • "When My Ship Comes In"
  • "The Last Ones Standing"
Songs by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
  • "The Wire"
  • "Fire and Dynamite"
Songs by Drew Holcomb
  • "I Like To Be With Me When I'm With You"
Songs by Johanna Horstmann
  • "Even In My Darkness"


  • The film received the Dove Family Seal of Approval from The Dove Foundation.[4] "This is an enjoyable film for the family, especially the teens in the house."
  • Upside is a unique, entertaining, inspiring movie... a clever metaphor for the human condition. -Ted Baehr | Movieguide[5]
  • Upside is an inspiring film about faith and love that challenges us all to follow the unique path God has for us. - Mark Hall of Casting Crowns[6]


Awards won

  • 2010 Redemptive Storyteller Award by the Redemptive Film Festival (held at Regent University)[7]



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