Refuge from the Storm: A New Beginning

DVD Release: February 10, 2015
Refuge from the Storm: A New Beginning


A true-life story of the complete deliverance from life’s battles. Linda (Kristen Quintrall) the daughter of a wealthy family is left broken by spiritual forces beyond her control. While working at a night club, Linda meets Steve (Michael Madsen), an aspiring writer, who in his search for the “Meaning of Life” gets pulled into a world of drugs and spiritual darkness propagated by Katrine (Jane Santos), the nightclub owner. Linda begins to see beyond Katrine’s world, with the knowledge she receives from a total stranger. With a fearless attitude she conquers the darkness in her own life, and unknowingly changes the course of many lives along the way. A fearless spiritual awakening that shows forth the goodness of God in a dark and perverse world.

Dove Review

“Refuge from the Storm: A New Beginning” shows that the battle against the enemy for our souls is real but so is the victory! A young woman named Linda (played excellently by Kristen Quintrall) had a childhood that included sexual abuse by a step-father. Now she is groping for a better life, dealing with migraines, and working in a bar. A woman involved in Satanic worship and the occult, Katrine (Jane Santos), has a design on her, to claim her for the dark side. But a life changing encounter with God gives Linda the strength to leave her former friends behind, including one man that intends to “teach her a lesson”. Yet when he follows her into a dark alley to harm her he sees some very big men with her and decides to leave her alone!

This movie features the sounds of a woman having sex with a man, demonic voices speaking through a woman, and some very intense scenes including an exorcism. For these reasons, we are awarding the movie our Faith Based Seal with Cautions for Sexuality, Violence, Drug/Alcohol use and Other rough content as outlined in our content descriptions . “Refuge from the Storm: A New Beginning” makes it clear that Jesus Christ is that refuge.

Content Description

Sex: Innuendos and a woman is heard on a recording, saying, "I'm ready to ride you"; moaning during sex; a stepfather is said to have looked "funny" at young girls and he tells stepdaughter she has pretty hair; he touches her hair when she is an adult and it is stated he had abused her as a child; a comment that some men would want to take a woman to bed and then leave her; a woman is told to be sexy at bar; a comment about a woman wanting a man.
Language: G/OMG-6; A-1; D-2; P-1; Idiot-2; Witch-1
Violence: A man is seen putting gun to head and then we hear a shot; man threatens woman in alley and it appears he has a knife; a goat is seen hanging, dead and bloody; men enter a home and throw things around and hit some objects with baseball bats; blood seen on woman and on nurse during exorcism.
Drugs: A few people take pills; drinking including beer and wine; bar scenes; a few characters get drunk; a toast.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless man.
Other: The film shows that Satan is real, starting with a voiceover from someone claiming he is Lucifer, and that he will be the god of this world and will distort the truth; a woman practices "astral projection"; people practice following Satan; person seen with Ouija board; homeless people searching through trash; tension between characters; one comment that there is no God and that He's just an invention; talk of a grandmother's ghost; a comment about people just being energy and when they die they become higher energy; a woman wants to enlist people to be her mediums; a comment about reincarnation; talk of soul sleep; a woman admits she contemplated suicide; an exorcism and woman speaks in other voice not her own; a possessed woman vomits; a comment about various spirits including a sensual spirit.


Company: Vista Films International
Director: Elias Acosta
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter