We chatted with Harrison Powell, co-producer of An Interview with God and manages Giving Films. We spoke to him about Giving Films and An Interview with God, which releases in US theatres on August 20th-22nd.
Please tell us briefly about yourself and how you became a Christian?
I am a native to Atlanta and am married to Sarah (our 5 year anniversary will be this August) – we have a 10-month-old daughter named Grace. I grew up in a Christian family and prayed the prayer when I was seven, though my faith became my own in college when I realized how much I am in need of Christ to not only save me, but to sanctify me.
Tell us about the uniqueness of Giving Films. What was the inspiration and how did it begin?
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.
You have been behind well-produced films including 90 Minutes in Heaven and partnered with Paul, Apostle of Christ. How important is the production and story?
In general, it is all about the story! A story must entertain, engage, and create emotion in a way that make people want to keep watching and encourage other people to see.
What charities have benefited from these films and will benefit from An Interview with God?
We are involved with charities such as Faith Bridge, Children’s Alliance for Orphans, and Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
Your latest movie is titled An Interview with God, what was the inspiration behind this movie?
Our writer, Ken Aguado, was inspired on a trip to Israel. When I read it, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to know what was going to happen. It has sparked great conversations among our team and I believe will spark conversations for the audience.
What question would you ask God?
If Christ died for our sins, why is belief needed to receive salvation?
What do you hope audiences take away from the film?
I hope people will feel comfortable asking some of the tough questions and are open to others asking those questions as well.
How have you seen God work through these films?
It has been great to receive emails from audience members, telling us how they were inspired in their faith and encouraged to continue in their faith.
What’s next for Giving Films?
We are looking at some fun heartfelt comedies.
An Interview with God is in US theatres for three nights only on August 20th, 21st and 22nd. For more information and to book tickets visit: aninterviewwithgod.com