Faith-based films have grown in popularity in recent years thanks to the impact they have had on lives around the world. The increase in production value and quality acting in Christian movies have led to their rise in the box office and video-on-demand services.
Back in January, we highlighted three “must-see” Christian films that were releasing in 2020. We would now like to draw your attention to three more new faith-based films being released in theaters and VOD just in time for the holidays this fall.
“Tired of being bullied, Cassandra Evans prays that her nemesis Katie Sharp, the queen bee of social media, would know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes. Her prayer is answered in an unexpected way when they get ‘Switched,’” the movie synopsis reads.
According to the movie’s web page, this film tackles life lessons such as forgiveness, encouragement, and understanding. It will “help teenagers who are searching for their worth in looks and popularity to find their true identity in Christ.”
Executive Producer and founder of Project Inspired, Nicole Weider, said the movie has the “power to change people’s lives.” It will also help students who are “struggling with bullying and comparison in school.”
“Switched” will debut on Digital and VOD on Sept. 4 and release on DVD Oct. 6.
A majority of faith-based film creators produce their art from the perspective of those who are already believers. “Small Group the Movie” completely turns that idea on its head. Filmmaker Matt Chastain decided to produce a movie that shows church small group culture through the eyes of a skeptic.
“Scott Cooper is making a film about the dwindling influence of Christianity. But to his surprise, the producer asks Scott to secretly infiltrate a small group and make a cheap hit piece. Already having moved his family to Athens, Georgia, he’s forced to move forward. However, he discovers much more than he set out to do,” the movie’s description reads.
Chastain said he made the film based off his own experience in a church small group.
“It was early on… when I was kind of given the idea: this is a story that needs to be told! Somebody ought to make a movie called ‘Small Group’! Being too dumb to know what an undertaking it would actually be to do it right, I decided to write a screenplay and make a movie!”
“Small Group the Movie” will release on digital to rent or buy on Oct. 6.
“When We Last Spoke” is a “heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness” that releases in theaters for two nights only on Oct. 27 and 29.
“Life for sisters Juliet and Evangeline changes quickly after their father James departs to fight in the Vietnam War. Their mother…leaves them with their grandparents to pursue her own singing career.
Together, the family learns how to overcome heartbreak and uncertainty by holding tight to the most important aspects of life: family, friends, love and forgiveness,” the film’s description reads.
“When We Last Spoke” is based on the novel penned by Marci Henna.