Actor, producer, filmmaker and co-founder of Pure Flix, David AR White shared his prayer behind his 2018 film, “God’s not dead 3”. He also opened up about the success of his company and how Pure Flix Entertainment demonstrates God’s faithfulness.
The prayers behind the film franchise
In an interview with The Gospel Herald, David shared about the many prayers that went into producing “God’s Not Dead 3”, which launched at Easter last year, saying that the film required a “lot of prayers”, before and during the making of the movie.
“Throughout the process, we’ve prayed for what it is that God wants us to do through this franchise, and what’s that next step,” he said.
“Our prayer for ‘God’s Not Dead 3′ is that the Lord continues to guide us through each and every step that we take. We pray that we’re not doing it for our agenda or what we’re passionate about, but ultimately, what the Lord wants for these films and what the Lord wants for Pure Flix and what He wants Pure Flix to do,” he continued.
The God’s Not Dead Movies
Pure Flix released their first installment of “God’s Not Dead” in 2014. With a budget of only $2 million, the success of the film within just the first week after the release surprised Hollywood by earning $8.6 million and showing in 780 theaters. “Overall, the first film grossed a staggering $60 million, making it the fifth most profitable movie in cinema history based on its return on investment (ROI)” (Gospel Herald)
Since then Pure Flix has released God’s Not Dead 2 and 3.
David shares his struggle
David shared the financial struggles he faced for years after co-founding Pure Flix in 2005. Indeed, success doesn’t come easily.
“It took us a long time to get to this point…We were around for a number of years before ‘God’s Not Dead’ happened. We struggled for year two and three, and we went without a salary for almost two years. I learned that my wife did love me in the process of having to sell off everything we owned. It was a tough deal; to keep things going wasn’t always easy,” he recalled.
David wasn’t able to escape the criticism that arose from secular media surrounding his Christian films and efforts, however, as he reflects upon the ups and downs of his career, he is confident of this one thing: God is faithful – even in the bleakest of circumstances.
Watch the trailer of “God’s Not Dead 3 – A Light In Darkness” below!
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