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100. HeavenQuest: A Pilgrim’s Progress – Interview with director Matt Bilen

Matt BilenWelcome to Season 3 Episode 1 (also our 100th episode!)

HEAVENQUEST is a new look at Pilgrim’s Progress – acting as a prequel to the beloved story written in 1678 by John Bunyan and cited as the first novel written in English. Director Matt Bilen joins us to discuss this upcoming movie, premiering in early 2020 but streaming on October 25 & 26, 2019.

Hailing from Chicago, IL., Matt is a breakout star in the making at the forefront of a new generation of faith-inspired film directors who are expanding the genre to new heights. Edgy, gritty and intensely visual in his unique style, and gifted in crafting lush new Fantasy and Sci-Fi worlds, Matt cites Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve as his creative influences, with The Revenant and Blade Runner as two of the films that shaped him most as a filmmaker.
Matt has directed several award-winning festival films, including supernatural thriller The Key (2017 LA Independent Film Fest — Best Action Thriller Short) and dystopian sci-fi project The Return (2016 End of Days Film Fest — Finalist, Best Director). An accomplished Director of Photography as well, Matt was cinematographer on the popular and well-known faith documentaries Holy Ghost (2014), Father of Lights (2012), and Furious Love (2010) directed by Darren Wilson.

For more information, visit https://www.heavenquestfilm.com/

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86. THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, a new Christian Animated film – Interview with director Robert Fernandez

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Robert Fernandez, an award-winning writer, producer and director, joins us to discuss his latest movie, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, an animated classic that will be shown nationwide exclusively on April 18th and 20th 2019. THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is based on one of the most popular books of all time by John Bunyan, a pastor who was imprisoned for sharing his faith. This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.

About the movie:

The epic tale of a pilgrim and his burden, based on John Bunyan’s masterpiece. Christian begins a journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as the ultimate enemy tries everything in his power to distract him from his destination.  One of the most popular books of all time is brought to life for the first time to theaters as a feature length, CGI animated movie.

About Robert Fernandez

Robert Fernandez is a multi-award winning writer, producer, and director that has been recognized for his work in all three branches of production internationally. His experience spans over 30 years and his work has been translated and dubbed into multiple languages and distributed around the global. He is the writer and producer of several series such as “The Torchlighters”, “Brother Francis,” and “The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar” and the recently released animated trilogy of the Gospel and Acts: “God With Us,” “The Messengers,” and “To Every Nation.”  Robert is the writer and creator behind the current production of THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS which brings new elements of storytelling into the book that John Bunyan penned 340 years ago.

Why now:

This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.

For more information, https://www.pilgrims.movie

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