Faith-based films are growing in popularity and can be done at low-cost by emerging filmmakers. They have a strong following and there are many famous people passionate about it who will perform for a lower cost if they believe in the story. One great example is the movie, Miracles from Heaven. With a low budget of $13 million it domestically grossed over $61 million and with famous names attached, Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. Also, Heaven is for Real had a low budget of $12 million and the domestic gross amount is over $91 million.
Why Religious Movies Are Luring Mainstream Stars:
Faith-based films are building a following at the box office: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-faith-based-movies-20160325-story.html
Why audiences flock to faith-based films:
Faith-based films made on a budget. Can the new wave transcend propaganda?: http://www.avclub.com/article/can-new-wave-faith-based-filmmaking-transcend-prop-234051
How Do Get Started in Christian Films:
It is possible to find people who have a passion for faith-based films and make a low-budget film and find distributers if you have a great story. Green Apple Entertainment is a leading, worldwide sales agent, distributor and aggregator of quality, independent entertainment.
Green Apple Entertainment:
Looking for Help Finding a Distributor?
Chris Vander Kaay is a filmmaker-producer who has cultivated many good relationships with distribution companies in his time working. He is looking to help other Christian filmmakers get their work to distributors. There are NO upfront fees. The only fees involved are if the film finds distribution. Contact Chris at In The Margin.
Exploration Films is seeking value-based and family oriented programming for distribution consideration.
Written by Katherine Dudley and Will Hewell