Furious Love was conceived before Darren Wilson had even finished his first film, Finger of God. He was in Istanbul, Turkey, and Heidi Baker, a missionary from Mozambique, began to pray for him. In the midst of her prayer, she suddenly saw, in her spirit, Darren filming the occult and demonic. The the Lord gave her this word for Darren: “You must go into the darkness to show the light.” Neither Darren or Heidi had the slightest clue what any of this might mean, and the last thing on Darren’s mind at that point was a “sequel” to Finger of God, which he still had yet to even put together!
Two months later, while in an otherwise normal church service, Darren was literally pushed back into his seat with the second part of God’s call to him. He heard, very distinctly, God tell him to do two things with this film:
- show the world the reality of the war between darkness and light
- show the world that the only way we can win this war is through love
That was it. Darren had his marching orders. But first, he had to make Finger of God.
Finger of God was released in late December, 2007. Darren had no marketing plan, no financial backers, and no distributers who were even remotely interested. He put it online, and word of mouth began to turn his strange, little film into an underground hit in the truest sense of the word. To date it has sold more than 60,000 copies, and has been seen by millions of people around the world.
The success of Finger of God opened up the possibility for Darren to move forward in his next production: Furious Love.
Darren and his faithful crew of two, Braden Heckman and Matt Bilen, began filming Furious Love in July, 2008, in Tanzania. The only direction Darren had for the film was to accomplish the two things he knew the Lord had told him to do. The reality of the war should be easy enough to show, but how does one film love? How does one translate the devastating effects of unconditional love from God onto a screen? This was the question that haunted Darren and his crew everywhere they went, and so they just delved further into the darkness, hoping at each stop that God would prove Himself faithful and that He would show up when the cameras were rolling. They were ever cognizant that if God did not show up, they had no film.
Filming was completed in August, 2009. With a budget pushing $300,000 and a growing expectation from the Finger of God fan base, Darren and his crew knew they had to deliver something that was at least equal to Finger of God. They knew they had some incredible footage and stories (over 200 hours worth), but how to put it all together? From August to October, Darren locked himself away in his studio in an effort to allow the Holy Spirit to guide him through telling the story of God’s immense love for a very dark, very sinful world. It was the most strenuous spiritual experience he had ever gone through. When he emerged, and after his crew had come in to put a polish and sheen on the film, they knew they had just created something very special.
The Lord also put on Darren’s heart in late 2009 to start a new form of distribution for Christian films, with Furious Love being the forerunner. He was told, quite clearly, to “turn churches into movie theaters.” Partnering with Sondra Martin Hicks and Heartstone Pictures, that’s exactly what they did. On February 14, 2010, Furious Love was unveiled to the world in over 500 churches in 19 countries.
October 28, 2023
Starring:Bill Johnson, Robby Dawkins, Philip Mantofa, George Otis Jr, Kris Vallotton, Annie Dieselberg, Will Hart, Greg Boyd, Shampa Rice
Subtitles:English, Dutch, Indonesian, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Korean, Czech, Japanese, Finnish, Spanish, French
“Furious Love is a glimpse into the actual message that Jesus lived. This film captures His message in such a way that it is sure to stir the hearts of millions, releasing them into the great harvest fields with an authentic gospel of power, purity, and love. For that reason I highly recommend Furious Love to everyone. It will strengthen the local church and increase our impact on the world.”
– Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor, Bethel Church, Redding California
“Furious Love produced by Darren Wilson truly captures the heart of God’s amazing, outrageous, love for the bound, the hurt, the suffering…well, actually – for all! I love this documentary. You will too.”
– Patricia King, XPmedia.com
“Darren Wilson’s Furious Love is a powerful and moving challenge to the church today. When it comes to engaging the spiritual forces of darkness in our culture and world, far too often and in far too many ways we have been on the sidelines rather than in the battle. We have largely abdicated the supernatural realm to the occultists and new agers, rather than appropriating the fullness of God’s Spirit and walking in God’s radical love and power. Furious Love is not for kids, nor for the squeamish adults among us. It will shake you, wake you up, make you uncomfortable. But that is good and necessary, if we are ever going to rise up in faith and venture outside the four walls of our churches. Furious Love is an urgent call to walk in radical love and in the demonstration of the Spirit’s power as we confront the powers of darkness and touch a needy world for the glory of God. It is a must-see movie.”
– Dr. Clay Ford, National Chair, Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries
“Furious Love is more than a documentary, it’s a supernatural journey into the very heart of the Father. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat as Darren Wilson takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. This film is like a National Geographic documentary on the Kingdom of Heaven. It brilliantly captures the intrinsic nature and indispensable quality of God’s love distributed through His epic power. You won’t be bored!”
– Kris Vallotton, Co-Founder of Bethel School Of Supernatural Ministry, Redding California
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