Our interview with Harrison Powell, Co-Producer & VP of Development for Giving Films
In a thought-provoking new movie from Giving Films, known for films such as 90 Minutes in Heaven in 2015 and Paul, Apostle of Christ earlier this year, a young man has the opportunity of a lifetime—to have a one-on-one interview with God Himself. We had the opportunity to ask Harrison Powell, VP of Development for Giving Films, a few questions about this exciting new movie likely to spark a lot of conversation!
An unusual opportunity
Per the film’s makers, the storyline centers around its main character, Paul. Covering the war in Afghanistan provided journalist Paul Asher with some of the best stories of his young career. But that endeavor ends up costing him so much more than he ever could have anticipated.
Upon returning home, Paul struggles to deal with the after-effects of his experiences, a failing marriage, and his dying faith. Not knowing where to turn, Paul dives deeply into the story of a lifetime—an interview with a mysterious man claiming to be God.
What does an inquisitive reporter ask God? What would you ask?
Sitting down with this mysterious man over the course of three fateful days, Paul finds himself answering as many questions as he asks. While wrestling with what he knows and what he’s unsure of, Paul finds himself at the crossroads we all come to in our lives: Who do we say God is?
Get your tickets
Prepare yourselves to grab your tickets early for this three-day only opportunity to see it in theaters, from August 20 through August 22! We’re blessed to have it showing at The Grand 14 Ambassador, at 2315 Kaliste Saloom Road.
Be sure to stick around because at the movie’s conclusion, viewers will experience an engaging panel discussion based on the film’s inspiring themes featuring nationally syndicated radio host, Eric Metaxas, faith & culture writer Jonathan Merritt and Inside Edition correspondent, Megan Alexander.
CSpotlight: This film addresses some tough topics around faith and prayer—why is this an important story, and what do you hope viewers take away and discuss afterward?
Harrison: I feel that many people have a lot of questions around faith and God, yet they might feel like they can’t bring them up or put those questions on the table—that either they should already know the answer or should not ask those types of questions. We want this film to encourage people to do ask their questions.
CSpotlight: Tell us about Giving Films—why was it started and who benefits?
Harrison: Giving Films donates all of its profits to charity, which I think is very unique. We want to create films that sparked conversations and were entertaining regardless of where people are on the spiritual spectrum. Charities we support include Faith Bridge, Children’s Alliance for Orphans, and Sunshine on a Ranney Day. As our funder grew up in foster care, we want to focus on organizations involved with children.
CSpotlight: If moviegoers miss out on these dates, any plans for future showings, DVD or online streaming options?
Harrison: Yes! It will be available on several outlets. Please check the website for updates on future offerings.