IRVINE — In Orange County's population of 3 million, it's easy to feel isolated.
But film producers and Mariners Church members John Ward and Jeff Pries believe that this isolation is a mirage — that the actions of every person create a domino effect that touches others.
To help teach people that your every action matters, the duo are part of a team that produced a 20th Century Fox feature film, "I AM."
Likened to a faith-based version of the Oscar-winning "Crash," the film depicts the moral struggles of 10 strangers whose lives connect through a series of seemingly random and independent events.
"It's a different kind of faith-based film because we don't present answers," said Ward, an actor and screenwriter. "Most of our predecessors, and other faith-based films released by other studios, provide just one answer that they say is the right answer. We set out from the very beginning with the goal to not give an answer but to get people to start a conversation."