Showing posts with label Affirm Films. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Affirm Films. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2018

Enter to Win Tickets to 'Paul, Apostle of Christ'

Paul, Apostle of Christ
Jim Caviezel as Luke and James Faulkner as Paul. (Affirm Films)


When writer and director Andrew Hyatt began working on the film Paul, Apostle of Christ, he started the project by looking at scripture. While imprisoned during the latter days of his life, Paul was visited by Luke. Unfortunately, watching a full-length movie of two men talking to each other in a jail cell wouldn’t be too thrilling so Hyatt knew he had to go to work hard to not only tell a story of truth, but also make that story entertaining. Too many directors before him have made that very mistake.

“We committed to create a film true to the biblical account of Paul’s life but also one that is dramatic and engaging,” said Producer T.J. Berden. “The trials faced by early Christians and their faith and bravery in spite of them will amaze audiences.”

Hyatt and his crew took a large amount of time to not only get the story accurate and authentic in detail, but they also strived to create intriguing characters and dramatic scenes. Affirm Films, the studio who has brought this project to life, promises that Paul, Apostle of Christ will be a film that won’t shy away from presenting the reality of fear, danger and persecution that many believers during the time faced. Practicing Christian faith often meant a death sentence in ancient Rome and often brought about by horrific means.

“The film shows what a deadly dangerous place the Roman world was for the early Christian church, and it shows how Paul prepared the faithful to continue living out their beliefs in the face of it,” says Hyatt.

Friday, March 9, 2018

‘The Star’ Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD

The Star (Sony Picture Animation)


For those who believe that Christmas should be celebrated all year long, Affirm Films and Sony Picture Animation have made that goal a little easier to achieve with the release of The Star. Available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, The Star is an animated tale of the classic nativity story as soon through those who were there…the animals.

A small but brave donkey named Bow yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. (Who can’t relate to that?) One day he finds the courage to break free and goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels.

The all-star voice cast includes: Steven Yeun as Bow, Aidy Bryant as Ruth the sheep, Keegan-Michael Key as Dave the dove, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey as three camels, Gina Rodriguez as Mary, Zachary Levi as Joseph, Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton as Edith the cow, Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer as King Herod.

The new release comes with more than a hour of bonus materials including:

  • Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels.
  • "Life Is Good" Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance-along.
  • Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of The Star with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists: “The Star” by Mariah Carey, “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony, “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini, “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin and “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World
  • Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round.
  • Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of The Star shine with this simple yet stunning craft.
  • Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day. (It is supposed to be interactive and super engaging! You can check it out here.
  • An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Nativity Story Never Looked So Different - Video of the Day


Your family can experience the wonder of Christmas and the nativity from a whole different view in The Star coming this winter.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

John Corbett Say ‘All Saints’ Was the Best Decision That He’s Ever Made

All Saints
John Corbett stars in All Saints (Affirm Films)


John Corbett from Northern Exposure, Sex in the City and the two Big Fat Greek Wedding movies stars in the upcoming faith-based film All Saints. He says it has been the best decision he has ever made when he was feeling very reluctant to do so. “I felt like I’ve been playing ‘nice guy’ roles like this for decades and on one level that is kinda boring to me and I wanted to do something different acting-wise and I was going to say ‘no’ to this,” says Corbett. “Someone close to me read [the script] and said, ‘You got to do this.’ … So I read it a second time and I said, ‘You’re right. I gotta go do this.'”

Although the title isn’t very exciting, it gets its name from a small church called All Saints that wouldn't still be around if one didn't listen to a still, small voice. Produced by Affirm Films, Sony Pictures and Provident Films, All Saints shares the story of how salesman-turned-pastor, Michael Spurlock and his wife Aimee, not only saved the church, but a local community of refugees as well.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Affirm Films Announce New Animated Christmas Movie, ‘The Star’

"The Star"
Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez voice Joseph and Mary in The Star.
(Affirm Films)


Affirm Films and Sony Pictures Animation has announced that they will release the animated faith-based film, The Star, to theaters on November 10, 2017. Before you write this one off, Sony Animation is known for its success with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Affirm Films and Sony Pictures have had a good response from faith-based films like Heaven is for Real and Miracles from Heaven, so this could be a hit in the making. It features an all-star cast and has some pretty big names attached to it as well including Lisa Henson and Brian Henson (Jim Henson’s daughter and son who each have a list of credits of their own) and DeVon Franklin (producer of Miracles of Heaven).

"The Star is the perfect family movie! It gives an 'animals'–eye view' of the first Christmas in a way that is funny, engaging and inspiring," says actress Patricia Heaton who voices Edith the Cow in the movie. "Moms, dads, grandparents and kids will be swept up in the adventure of a new look at a timeless story."

The Star also features the voice talents of Steven Yeun, Kelly Clarkson, Aidy Bryant, Keegan–Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Delilah Rene, Anthony Anderson, Ving Rhames, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan and Christopher Plummer.