In the film industry there is a small but mighty group whose goal is to bring spiritual, uplifting, and edifying messages to its audience. This group consists largely of Christian production companies from all over the world. Today, we will take a look at five of these companies (within the U.S.) and the films that are making a spiritual dent in our society.
Based in Nashville, it started as a music group production company, but its CEO Terry A. Hemmings took it to the next level. Provident Films has quite an extensive and impressive resume. Its films include “Grace Card”, “King’s Faith”, “Courageous”, and the upcoming “Mom’s Night Out”.
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Not as prominent as Provident films, it still has produced some wonderful films alongside PF, such as “Flywheel”, “Facing the Giants”, “Fireproof”, and “Courageous”. Alex and Stephen Kendrick joined the staff in 1999 (Alex) and 2001(Stephen). They not only write and direct, but occasionally star in their films.
LWM is the newest to the industry, with Roma Downey as President. Known for her work on “Touched by an Angel”, it is not surprising that she would want to join her peers in creating big screen cinema. Her husband, Mark Burnett, works alongside her. Their most recent successes have been the epic miniseries “The Bible” and wide release “Son of God”.
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Cloud Ten Pictures
With over a decade of critical and popular success, Cloud Ten Pictures continues to produce films that inspire and lead. Actors such as Judd Nelson, Kirk Cameron, Ving Rhames, and Nicolas Cage have starred in several films. It is most noted for its “Left Behind” series, “Apocalypse,” “Tribulation”, and “Revelation”.
Founded in 2001 by Kurt Hale and Dave Hunter, Halestorm Entertainment has produced comedy and dramatic films. “Singles Ward” launched its success, followed by “The Home Teachers”, “Sons of Provo”, and “The Best Two Years”. HsE primarily works produces and films for the Mormon community, although about anyone can enjoy these films, especially if you are familiar with the stereotypes and clichés among Latter-Day Saints.
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Most of us have never heard of these films, but if you find you are in need of a spiritual boost, many of these and others can be found on netflix and youtube.