Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary from the director of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net – just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether its the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert with KoRn, or the oldest city in the world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.
Why is it called Holy Ghost? While we understand that the more modern term for the third member of the Trinity is typically “Holy Spirit”, Darren did not want to use that title for a few reasons. He did want to keep the name of the Holy Spirit front and center in the title so no one would have any question as to what the film was about, but chose to go with “Holy Ghost” in large part due to the overall point of the film.
Early on in the film Darren claims that his desire is to “make God famous.” He is simply stating that this film is looking to reclaim some of the reputation that has been tarnished regarding the Holy Spirit over the years. Holy Ghost is an older term, one associated with old time religion, tent revival meetings, and perhaps a more primitive view of God and grace. By making this the title, we want to put a new spin on an old concept. Bring something fresh to something that, for many, seems outdated and archaic. In essence, it is a somewhat ironic title, and one with a fair amount of tension in it. But we believe that tension is a necessity of all great art, and therefore, Holy Ghost it is.
We believe that God is still speaking to and working through people in a variety of ways today. When Darren started this project, he knew he wanted it, as much as possible, to be “led by the Holy Spirit”. To that end, he prayed often, attempting to “hear” what the Holy Spirit was saying to him: where to go, what to do, sometimes even how to film. Sometimes he heard a still, small voice in his head; sometimes he and those around him had dreams directing them where to go; sometimes he would get a familiar feeling in his stomach that, in the past, always told him that God was on something.
So as much as possible, Darren tried to hear where the Holy Spirit wanted him to go film, and typically he and his crew would then show up there, having no idea what they were supposed to do. So Darren prayed some more, they would walk around talking and praying for people, and eventually it would become clear why they had been “led” there.
Even the editing process was guided by the Holy Spirit. Darren spends a lot of time in prayer during the editing process, dialoguing back and forth with God, getting or refining ideas. It’s not a magic trick, and we believe that God wants to partner with us on our creative projects, not simply tell us what to do all the time. He is interested in our ideas as well!
From start to finish, our goal has been to position ourselves in such a way that God, as much as possible, could lead and guide us through the entire process of making this film.
In Darren’s own words: “Growing up in a fairly traditional evangelical church and community, I always viewed the Holy Spirit as this almost unknowable, vapor-like being that I could never relate to. But if He is truly a Person of the Trinity, then it stands to reason that the Holy Spirit has a personality, and that is ultimately what I want to explore in this new film. Can we take away some of the mystery and honestly explore who He really is? Can we be honest that some of the church has wholly ignored Him, while some of the church has been somewhat abusive with Him? Can we cut through much of the misunderstanding and fear people have of the Holy Spirit, and learn to embrace Him no matter what might come out the other side? Can we learn to truly partner with the Holy Spirit in love, power, and grace for a world that is dying for something real? That’s what we’re going to try to accomplish with this film.”
October 30, 2023
Starring:Lenny Kravitz , Brian “Head” Welch, Kim Walker-Smith, Bill Johnson, Todd White, Randy Clark, RT Kendell, William P Young, Michael W Smith, Kris Vallotton, Will Hart, Jamie Galloway, Robby Dawkins, Jake Hamilton, Jeremy Riddle, Banning Liebscher & Jesus Culture, Shawn Bolz, Lee Grady, Devon Franklin, Heidi Baker, Gary Wilson, Bishop Joseph Garlington
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Thai, Czech
Wanderlust Productions today announced that they will be moving their entire production house out of their current Chicago-based studios to Greenville, South Carolina, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Last week the company debuted its new film in a highly anticipated live event called the Holy Ghost World Premiere Experience. The one-time digital event, which featured a special musical appearance with Brian “Head” Welch of Korn, made it possible for anyone in the world to watch the event free of charge for 48 hours.
Heavy metal and Christianity don’t often mix, yet Brian “Head” Welch, lead guitarist of Korn, is front and center in the new faith-based film “Holy Ghost.”
Filmmaker Darren Wilson wrote and directed “Holy Ghost,” but as he explains at the beginning of his faith-based documentary, he doesn’t claim to be the one calling the shots. Rather, he says he waited for signs from God to tell him where to go and what to film, and those directives took him to Salt Lake City, Morocco and Varanasi, India, among other spots. There, he captured on camera various pastors as they approached strangers and purportedly healed sore knees, broken backs and impaired wrists using nothing more than the Holy Spirit.
Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights, is transforming the entertainment industry’s long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film Holy Ghost.
Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound, the Holy Ghost World Premiere Experience will be a one-time, live global event on Sept. 6 in which anyone anywhere can see the film—for free.
In an unprecedented move, Wanderlust Productions is staging a one-time premiere event in which fans from all over the world will have the opportunity to view the film directly on any digital device, free of charge. The film’s producers hope that the one-time, global event will attract viewers from all over the world and drive future purchases. – See more at: http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/52246/20140819/holy-ghost-kickstarter-funded-christian-movie-documenting-gods-presence-on-earth-premieres-sept-6-with-48-hour-free-streams.htm#sthash.2oKxwhXX.dpuf
Want to see Holy Ghost, the new documentary from the studio behind Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights?
It won’t cost you a penny, but the studio behind the project has faith consumers will pay for the movie … eventually.
Wanderlust Productions – the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS – is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry’s long-established business model on September 6th with the 48-hour world premiere of its dynamic documentary film, HOLY GHOST.
It’s not quite the same as turning water into wine, but producers of a Christian documentary have faith that making the film available for free will translate into a wider paying audience.
Darren Wilson’s upcoming film Holy Ghost is poised to set the world on fire. A globe-spanning project that captures the Holy Spirit at work in the unlikeliest of places and in people from all walks of life, including well-known celebrities.
Wanderlust Productions released a new video Wednesday announcing their plans for a unique and trailblazing release for Darren Wilson’s newest film, Holy Ghost.
Wanderlust has released the full trailer today for their new, highly anticipated film, Holy Ghost. The new trailer gives the biggest look yet at the next installment from filmmaker Darren Wilson.
Filmmaker Darren Wilson, who created the popular Christian documentaries, Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, has just released the teaser trailer for his new film, Holy Ghost, and it is nothing if not ambitious.
Christian filmmaker Darren Wilson created a Kickstarter page on Thursday to raise money for an upcoming film project about the Holy Spirit, and after fewer than five days, nearly 800 backers have already pledged more than $120,000 to his cause.
In a time when Kickstarter campaigns seem to be launching every moment, it takes something truly unique to rise above and gain immediate attention. Now in their second campaign with Kickstarter, Darren Wilson and the Wanderlust Productions team appear to have filled that niche, raising nearly 40 percent of their $200,000 goal in less than 24 hours to fund the 2014 release Holy Ghost.
Darren Wilson has unveiled the first trailer for his newest documentary Holy Ghost, a direct followup to the acclaimed trilogy of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights.