The film launches the audience into a scenic journey, taking mankind to a distant land decorated with rugged mountains and cliffs, and lined by a shore of crashing waves. Taken aback by the creative dive into the fictitious tale, the audience may be surprised by how far they, themselves, come by the end of the film. Without ever leaving their seats.
“... the greatest unexplored territory in the universe is actually inside of me. And for most of us, that is true. We have not started the journey inward.”
Tony Anderson, Executive Producer and Composer.
The Heart of Man is said to be a retelling of the prodigal son, with a strategic focus on the Father’s heart during the Son’s broken journey. The film had to be given a new category by the Motion Picture Association of America for it’s unique blend of fictional storytelling and real life interviews. Featured in the interviews includes Pastor Chad Veach of Zoe church in LA, Jackie Hill-Perry, spoken word artist, and William P. Young, author of The Shack. These testimonies release years of sexual brokenness and the subsequent confusion of the Father’s heart for his children. Creatively, the silent fable follows these interviews with heart wrenching visuals, giving new life to the legendary parable of the prodigal son and the themes of identity, brokenness, and shame.
In a podcast with Michael John Cusick, Tony Anderson explains his tectonic shift from legalistic breakdown to relational breakthrough, “I stopped paying attention to my track record with porn, with sexually acting out, and with my behavior, and I started moving closer towards the belief that there is a God… who loved me, and who wanted to have a conversation with me that had nothing to do with my behavior.”
The Heart of Man premiered nationwide two weeks ago, and will reappear once more in select theaters on Tuesday, October 17th, before digital release. The film is for both men and women, and compelling to all types of brokenness. Interested? Discover a showing near you: https://heartofmanmovie.com/
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