Filming a Losing to Win movie brings Dean Cain to Valrico

Behind the scenes of the filming of Losing to Win, a new faith-based feature filmed in Valrico in April.

A national denominational film production company is now present in Valrico. JCFilms Studios has launched its newest production club, JCFilms Studios Tampa. And immediately after its formation, the club put its first feature film into production.

Filmed over seven days in April, the film was shot on location in Valrico, Lithia, Plant City, Riverview, Brandon and Tampa. The film, titled lose to winfollows four contestants through a reality show challenge and shares their stories of regaining faith, building relationships and finding support through friends.

In March, JCFilms Studios Tampa launched a casting call for a religious film starring Dean Cain, best known for playing Superman in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman series, which has supported JCFilms for a long time. Cain was in town in May for the finale of filming at 5th Gear Fitness in Valrico. Owners Jessica Adams and Gretchen Trasorras are also directors of the Tampa Club and have been involved in professional play and training for years.

“I had the opportunity to be on set and be a main character in two JCFilms productions,” Adams explained, “and we wanted to bring a production club to the Tampa area because we think that we can produce very good films there in the region.”

The cast and crew filmed for a total of nine days and the film is now in post-production. Once released, it is expected to be submitted to streaming services and available live through a new family and faith-based streaming app, JCFilms Plus, which will be available soon.

To date, JCFilms has produced over 50 faith-based and family films. Jason Campbell, President of JCFilms Studios, explained, “Each of these production clubs is created to provide both education and the opportunity for people of faith to become involved in Christian films. Each location is designed as a hub for Christian filmmaking, from screenwriting to acting; the purpose of these clubs is to tell redemptive, Christ-centered stories through film by creating compelling, entertaining, and wholesome content.

Additionally, Campbell hopes JCFilms Plus will become the premier platform for the growing number of independent Christian filmmakers.

“As more and more religious films are being produced, it’s time we had our own digital platform,” Campbell said.

JCFilms Plus will also serve as a distribution platform for the ministry’s production clubs. These national film clubs will produce more than 20 films next year.

JCFilms Plus has already been endorsed by top Christian leaders in film, music and church leadership. The video-on-demand platform is expected to launch in June.

For more information on clubs, upcoming productions and the new streaming service, visit www.jcfilms.org.