Showing posts with label Paul Apostle of Christ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paul Apostle of Christ. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2018

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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.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jim Caviezel Shares Impassioned Speech Ahead of New Movie - Video of the Day

Paul, Apostle of Christ
James Faulkner and Jim Caviezel as featured in promotional materials for
the movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ. (Affirm Films)


Fourteen years after portraying Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, Jim Caviezel stars as another biblical character I the upcoming faith-based movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ. In the film, Caviezel plays the disciple Luke who risks his life to visit Paul (James Faulkner), who is held captive in a Roman prison under Nero’s rule. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world. The trailer for the movie, which also stars Oliver Martinez, Joanne Whalley and John Lynch, was released today, just days after Caviezel gave a powerful speech at a conference held at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students SLS Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois reports The Christian Post.

While the introduction for the actor was quite jovial and included the trailer of the new movie, Caviezel chose a more serious tone. After briefly smiling and acknowledging the audience, he went right into his impassioned speech sharing how years ago he felt called to become an actor while watching a movie in his home town in Mount Vernon, Washington and when Mel Gibson contacted him even later to play Jesus when he was 33 years of age, just like the other J.C. Then he challenged his audience.

"Some of us now embrace a fake Christianity where it's all happy talk and all happy Jesus and glory,” said Caviezel. “Guys, there was a lot of pain and suffering before the resurrection. Your path will be no different, so embrace your cross and race toward your goal.”

With the voice of conviction but also kind he also challenged the students to “go out into this pagan world, I want you to have the courage to step into this pagan world and shamelessly express your faith in public. The world needs proud warriors animated by their faith. Warriors like Saint Paul and Saint Luke who risked their names, their reputations to take their faith, their love for Jesus into the world.”

More of a sermon than a friendly chat, the full message is worth viewing in the video below and serves as an extra encouragement to see the Paul movie.