“I Still Believe” viewers are coming to faith in Christ and are being encouraged as they watch the movie during the quarantine.
I Still Believe
The movie was released in theaters on March 13, just when the global pandemic outbreak was growing. It was not the plan of co-director Jon Erwin to release the film during this hard time. However, they believed that this was the right time to spread the message in the movie.
“Life is full of things that you can’t control and things that don’t go according to plan,” Jon said. “The whole theme of the movie is ‘I Still Believe even when I can’t see.’ It’s sort of fitting.”
The movie hit No. 1 on its opening night and No. 3 for the weekend. However, just a week after its premiere, the theaters closed. Viewers can still watch the movie in their homes and it is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital home video.
The film tells the story of Christian singer Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa, who died of ovarian cancer. It shows how Jeremy wrote the song “I Still Believe” out of the painful and challenging experience.
The film is making a huge impact on families in the middle of the pandemic. Viewers are coming to faith in Christ right in their homes.
“We keep hearing stories of people coming to faith in Christ or being encouraged by the movie or finding hope while watching the movie,” Jon said. “I’m glad we got the movie out.”
Faith and Hope
“I Still Believe” is a film that emphasizes one’s faith over any circumstance. It is telling a story of hope out of the darkest time, just as this global crisis that we are all facing.
“The film is designed to give people hope and give people a glimpse of the power of the gospel and the change that it can have in your life,” he said. “It is meant to create discussions at the local level. People need hope, people need the gospel. That’s why we do what we do.”
Reference: Christian Headlines