The power that Hollywood wields in the American culture war is unlike most. However, a biblical drama called “His Only Son” seems to be defying the anti-Christian boundaries that Hollywood has in place, experiencing a crowdfunding triumph just short of the movie’s release on Easter, this year.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Angel Studios co-founders who also produced the widely popular film “The Chosen,” branded their new movie as a “biblically accurate” film centered around the story of Abraham and Isaac. According to Fox, “Director David Helling revealed that it took five years to make the film on one of the most ‘controversial’ passages in Scripture, the one in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son as a burnt offering.”
Due to the minimal support for Christ-oriented films, the executives at Angel Studios decided to formulate a crowdfunding strategy that has shown nothing but success so far.
Angel Studios CEO Neil Harmon also told Fox that:
“[C]rowdfunding for ‘His Only Son’ reached capacity in 100 hours – we are responding to the demand from the audience by at least tripling the theater count nationwide and throwing our most valuable marketing resources behind the film. The Angel Guild, made up of Angel investors from every show, have rated this film with one of the highest scores we have ever received in our system,” he went on to say that “We know they are eager for the kind of stories Angel has to offer, so we’ve worked hard to reach families and let them know they have a home at Angel. The audience is finding that home, and they’re showing up to support both our projects and projects from friends like [‘Jesus Revolution’ director] Jon Erwin that also amplify light. It’s a thrilling time to be in this space.”
Fox also noted that “the film comes out on the heels of the successful third season of ‘The Chosen.’ Fans clamored to see the season three finale in theaters in January, crashing a movie theater website in the process.” So while Hollywood continues to form blockades for Christ-centered films, the force behind the Christian movement appears to be serving as a more powerful force.
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