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Christian Filmmakers Create Their Own Hollywood

  • Russ Jones
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 06
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An article in the Huffington Post entitled “Lights! Camera! Jesus! How Christians Are Building Their Own Hollywood,” asserts Christian filmmakers have created their own Hollywood in their attempt to produce blockbuster films for the big screen. The location of these producers, however, isn’t defined by an address in southern California.

“Movie-making may be synonymous with Los Angeles, but the Christian film industry is scattered across North America,” wrote Eliot Nelson. There's Pure Flix Entertainment in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kendrick Brothers Productions in Albany, Georgia, and Five & Two Pictures in Nashville, Tennessee.”

Then there is also Charles Parlato who is producing NICAEA, which is slated to release in early 2016. He lives in New York State.

As the article notes, Christian films have a long history of being low budget, poorly produced movies.

A new poll reveals, high production values aren’t the only factor important to moviegoers.

Previously unreleased data released data from the CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE/NICAEA poll reveals 74 percent of Americans are likely to watch EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS if it is biblically accurate, with 68 percent switching to unlikely if inaccurate.

The new national survey of Faith Driven Consumers conducted by American Insights finds biblical accuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS.

“We regularly meet with Hollywood industry leaders, encouraging them to create more and better content that resonates with Faith Driven Consumers specifically and the overall Christian market in general—the core audiences behind the success of recent hit films such as HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, GOD’S NOT DEAD, and SON OF GOD. When Hollywood’s content resonates, Faith Driven Consumers go out of their way to spend their hard-earned dollars and time to show support. When products don’t resonate—as we saw earlier this year with the storm over NOAH—they stay home,” said Chris Stone, certified brand strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer.

Publication Date: October 6, 2014.