Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous) are currently in the post-production phase of their fifth anticipated movie, and are hopeful for a fall 2015 theatrical release date. Movie Five (a working title the brothers currently have for the film) is a family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life.
This will be the Kendricks’ fifth film and their first project independent of Sherwood Pictures, the movie ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. Pre-production began in 2013 with the blessing and support of the Sherwood family, where they remain associate pastors. The concept of the script came to the brothers last summer while serving a ministry event. Research and writing continued until the screenplay was finalized by spring 2014.
“It was exciting to watch God ‘make straight our paths’ as we trusted in Him,” the brothers posted on their website. “A cast of strong, Christian actors was assembled. Some were new faces to us; others you may recognize from our previous films. Still others were ‘discovered’ out of the ministry world,” they added. As they put it, “God opened the doors” for production in the Charlotte, North Carolina area during June and July. Through prayer, the needed partners and funding were provided, they explained. “The Lord also provided an excellent, God-honoring crew of 85 hard-working filmmakers including 20 interns and production assistants who arrived eager to learn and serve,” they said. “Over 80 local churches in the Concord and Charlotte area graciously stepped up to support the effort. From shuttle buses and parking lots to potluck dinners, these congregations worked in unity across denominational lines to provide facilities and volunteers.”
The new production was launched full throttle and the Kendricks brothers said this past summer of shooting, they experienced “powerful team devotions and prayer times, growing friendships, and a cast who kept hitting their marks on camera.” Currently, Alex and Stephen are in the post-production phase and editing the footage they shot over the summer. They continue to keep their fans up to date with the movie’s progress on social media and are asking for prayer, guidance, including inspiration for the movie’s working title. “We need God’s continued blessing, favor, protection, and guidance to cover this entire process, down to the last frame,” they posted. “Our goal is to release this movie in the fall of 2015, and we’re asking God to bless and reign over everything related to it, and for Him to receive all honor and glory for what has and will be accomplished.”
For more information on this film and Alex and Stephen Kendrick, please visit www.kendrickbrothers.com or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kendrickbrothers.