Christians have long had a love hate relationship with Hollywood. On the one hand, they despise so many of the values (or lack of values) espoused in so many of the movies – overtly sexual, violent, crass and more. There are often protests, complaints and even boycotts.
Then, when Hollywood decides to do a Christian film, they often get criticized for completely botching the storyline.
The only other option is to try and engage with the Hollywood culture, and encourage Christian filmmakers. Kevin Sorbo is one Hollywood player who is using his abilities and access to make films with a positive, Christian message.
What kind of impact can faith-driven movies have on audiences? Kevin and his wife Sam shared a powerful story in a recent interview with on the brand new Lucas Miles Podcast.
While discussing reaction to their film, Let There Be Light, Sorbo says that “Someone stopped me in the hall and said did you hear about the kid who came to Christ last night?”
Go to the 7:45 mark in the interview to check hear about the moving story, and more about the movie:
The movie is about an atheist who has a near death experience, forcing him to deal with the reality of life and death and the possible afterlife.
“He absolutely converted at dinner, after a long talk about the movie. He had a Good Will Hunting moment,” Kevin Sorbo said, describing how the young man became emotional when discussing the themes of the movie. The analogy is a throwback to when Matt Damon’s character (Will Hunting) had an emotional breakdown when releasing all of his pent up frustrations and anger to co-star Robin Williams, who was his counselor.
Sorbo went on to explain how small budget movies have at least one advantage over big blockbuster films. “What independent movies have over big budget movies is character development,” he said, explaining that because you aren’t spending so much time on effects and staging, you are almost forced to focus on zeroing in on the characters.
Check out the interview and don’t forget to subscribe to the all new Lucas Miles Podcast presented by Faithwire.com.