Funded by 2,500 investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson's Kickstarter campaign, HOLY GHOST raised a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film in Kickstarter history. The film's producers, who turned to fans to fund HOLY GHOST, are now asking 25,000 of their most deeply dedicated fans to crowd-market and promote it with the launch of a new #HolyGhostExperience social media campaign.
Filmmaker Kirk Cameron spoke to Fox News explaining how he found God while playing his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy "Growing Pains" when he was 18 years old. He also noted that those in the spotlight are, and should be, held to a higher standard.
"I think, eventually, if people are thoughtful, you start asking grown up questions like, 'How did the world get started? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Why are we here?'" the 43-year-old American actor and evangelical Christian said.
Bethany Hamilton’s Christian faith shines in this exclusive clip released by Warner Brothers to Christian Cinema.com.
The pro-surfer/author will make a cameo appearance in the second installment of the Dolphin Tale series, inspired by the true story of Winter, an injured bottlenose dolphin that was rescued off the Florida coast in 2005.
“When I first got invited to be apart of “Dolphin Tale 2,” I got real excited and I just love that it is reaching out to audiences with a positive message,” said the 24-year-old Hawaiian native.
Opening in the top five at the box-office this past weekend, “The Giver,” based on Lois Lowry’s beloved 1993 novel, seems to be making a strong impression on the faith and family community of movie goers nationwide.
The movie boasts an all-star cast including Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift and is directed by Phillip Noyce. It was co-produced by Walden Media and The Weinstein Company
Even if you haven’t seen one Star Wars film, you’ve probably deduced in some retail setting by now that Darth Vador is a bad guy. My kids and I recently watched the film where he went from trusted Jedi knight to unparalleled destroyer of good. It seems an even worse bad guy turns him (quite easily) by telling him one lie after another. The whole time, I kept saying to my kids, “Did you see that? Another lie!” As a storyteller, I know that misunderstanding is an effective technique that helps create complication. But I just kept thinking, “Why doesn’t anyone speak up for the truth? No one is explaining what really happened!”
Walden Media and The Weinstein Company’s joint effort film, The Giver, opened this weekend, garnering $12.3 million in revenues. Last week, Chip Flaherty, Executive VP and co-founder of Walden Media, shared some excellent insights into the movie. This week, we are bringing you the second part of that interview, where we find out more about Walden Media, a Christian-run company with a passion for stories.
No one doubts the entertainment value of a popular Hollywood film. Millions of people turn out every week to pay to see them. Many churches have used film as one of the lures for junior high school “lock-in” nights. But the Scriptures do not demand that we entertain our youth, we are to be equipping them for the work of the gospel. However, that doesn’t mean that we are barred from using winsome methods like movies to introduce that training.
Many youth pastors, college leaders, small group facilitators, and pastors would like to leverage film for something more than filler or a social night out. Unfortunately, there isn’t much help out there for those who want to do it. Telling pastors to “pick a film, promote the event, and do a study,” (without providing any details), leaves a lot of gaps – causing some leaders to think that they just can’t do it. Others try, but are unsatisfied with the results.
We grew up watching them on a weekly basis, now it’s time to fall in love with them all over again. From Ma Ingalls to Carol Brady, there’s no denying that some of our favorite TV shows would be nothing without their iconic mothers. INSP will be celebrating some of the most famous housewives in television history on Monday, September 1 as part of The Original Housewives of INSP marathon.
LOS ANGELES — William Wilberforce, the English abolitionist of two centuries ago, believed in the power of co-belligerents: those who fight for a common cause while disagreeing forcefully on most everything else.
These days, he is inspiring the executives at Walden Media, the family-values-oriented entertainment company that produced “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy.
Since last year, Walden and its sister brand, Bristol Bay Productions — both operated by the Anschutz Film Group — have been in the throes of a transformation that finds them, like Mr. Wilberforce, courting allies from across a deep cultural divide.