While last week’s Capri Theatre screening of “Poetic Expressions of Hope, Love & Forgiveness” was a night of William Owens’ poetry and faith, it was also a chance to honor a young Montgomery man who helped bring the film to life. “I just want to thank everyone for coming out,” said Jackson Cole, 19, who has his own production company RJC Production Studios. Cole was both the film’s director and co-producer. “It’s just really amazing to see how God has been able to work in my life and work through my life to share the gospel and the art of filmmaking,” Cole said. “It’s a really interesting form of storytelling that has inspired me to pursue it wholeheartedly.” Owens, known as “America’s Poet,” honored Cole after the Dec. 17 screening by presenting him with the True Artist Award. Owens said it’s an award he presents to artists who use their gifts for the glory or God, and in service of others. “Poetic Expressions of Hope, Love & Forgiveness” showcased Owens’ poetry and messages of faith. “I wanted to select poems that spoke to the issues that we face,” Owens said. The two-hour film featured aerial footage of Williams’ RV as it traveled Montgomery and Wetumpka. The film’s shooting also went in location to Orange Beach. “I believe people were really blessed,” Owens said after the screening. “Everyone stayed the distance for the whole film, and people had a lot of warm things to say about how it touched them […]