Exclusive Interview With Pure Flix Entertainment for God’s Not Dead Movie
By Alliance Defending Freedom
This is an exclusive interview with Russell Wolfe, CEO and Managing Partner of Pure Flix Entertainment. Russell shares the story behind The God’s Not Dead Movie, why he made it and why it’s such an important film to see.
Russell: God’s Not Dead is the story of a young man defending his faith. He’s put on the spot and needs to make a choice to either stand up, or back down. That’s the main story-line, but it’s also about how others are impacted by their knowledge of God and Jesus and what their relationship is in that situation. It really touches people’s hearts because many have been in that situation, or maybe they’ve never asked themselves. It provides the most important question to be asked; Is there a God?
Why We Decided To Make God’s Not Dead
We were looking at a movie to reach out and spur conversation with people about the existence of God and actually got the idea initially from surveying a group of pastors. We asked them, what kind of content should we produce? They came back with many good answers, but one of the consistent responses I saw is that many of the pastors said there’s
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a lot of people who don’t know why they believe what they believe. The second point with that was a lot of Christians feel very uncomfortable with sharing their faith. That was the main thrust for the movie.
The inspiration behind the setting of the movie dates back a few years ago. I was in a meeting at Pinnacle Forum and Alan Sears from Alliance Defending Freedom, was speaking. He was speaking about a young girl who was asked to do some things that went against her faith and got in trouble for not doing them. That story put my jaw on the floor and made me think about how many students go to college as a Christian and how few stay a Christian after they finish their four years. It was that story that inspired me to set the movie on a college campus…